International colour-emotion survey data from Switzerland (CH)

Resource Type
  • Dael, Nele
  • Jonauskaite, Domicele
  • Mohr, Christine
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
  • Abstract

    In 2015, we launched the data collection on our international colour-emotion association survey. The data is collected online ( We invite participants to complete the survey in their native language. At the end of 2017, we had translated and back-translated the survey into 37 languages. Additional translations are ongoing or are waiting for opportunities (new collaborators). For each country or language group within a country, we aim for complete data from about 100 participants, roughly equally distributed between three age ranges (18-30 years; 31-50 years; > 50 years). Also, we do not treat the data set without having at least 25 valid responses in each age group. Thus, we treat each sample when these conditions are met. On the current webpage, we only publish data of completed countries. We here use country of origin (not country of residence) as variable to group participants into discrete clusters per country. Different groupings can be obtained from the complete dataset.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015 - currently
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • United States (US)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Australia (AU)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Canada (CA)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Indonesia (ID)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Thailand (TH)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Poland (PL)
  • China (CN)
  • Argentina (AR)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
  • Brazil (BR)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Greece (GR)
  • India (IN)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Nigeria (NG)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Senegal (SN)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Costa Rica (CR)
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of (IR)
  • Azerbaijan (AZ)
  • Colombia (CO)
  • Ecuador (EC)
  • Egypt (EG)
  • Gabon (GA)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malaysia (MY)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied (PS)
  • Panama (PA)
  • Peru (PE)
  • Saudi Arabia (SA)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Togo (TG)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Zimbabwe (ZW)
  • International
Sampled Universe
Data was collected from a convenience sample. Potential participants were reached via social media, university groups, and personal contacts of the local collaborators.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Available documentation: 1. Procedure (EN) = The PDF version of the online survey which can be accessed here: 2. Variable description = Documentation accompanying the data file, which explains each included variable. 3. Emotion and colour terms in all the languages that the survey is available in.
Academic research and teaching

Update Metadata: 2020-07-29 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-29