European Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017) - Sensitive Data

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EVS
Publication Date
  • Gedeshi, Ilir (Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Tirana, Albania) (Researcher)
  • Poghosyan, Gevorg (Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia) (Researcher)
  • Kritzinger, Sylvia (Department of Government, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Rotman, David (The Center of Sociological and Political Research, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus) (Researcher)
  • Pachulia, Merab (SORGU, Baku, Azerbaijan) (Researcher)
  • Kolenović-Đapo, Jadranka (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) (Researcher)
  • Fotev, Georgy (Faculty for Social Wellbeing, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria) (Researcher)
  • Baloban, Josip (Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia) (Researcher)
  • Baloban, Stjepan (Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (since September 2019)) (Researcher)
  • Rabušic, Ladislav (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) (Researcher)
  • Frederiksen, Morten (Statistics Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Saar, Erki (Saar Poll, Tallinn, Estonia) (Researcher)
  • Ketola, Kimmo (Kirkon tutkimuskeskus, Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Pachulia, Merab (GORBI (Georgian Opinion Research Business International), Tbilisi, Georgia) (Researcher)
  • Wolf, Christof (Department of Social Sciences, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany) (Researcher)
  • Bréchon, Pierre (Institut d’études politiques de Grenoble, Grenoble, France) (Researcher)
  • Voas, David (Department of Social Science, University College London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Rosta, Gergely (Department of Sociology, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary) (Researcher)
  • Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg A. (Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland) (Researcher)
  • Rovati, Giancarlo (Department of Sociology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy) (Researcher)
  • Ziliukaite, Ruta (Department of Sociology, Vilnius University, Lithuania) (Researcher)
  • Petkovska, Antoanela (Department of Sociology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia) (Researcher)
  • Komar, Olivera (De Facto Consultancy, Podgorica, Montenegro) (Researcher)
  • Reeskens, Tim (Department of Sociology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands) (Researcher)
  • Jenssen, Anders T. (Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Soboleva, Natalia (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) (Researcher)
  • Marody, Mirosława (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland) (Researcher)
  • Voicu, Bogdan (Research institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest, Romania) (Researcher)
  • Bešić, Miloš (Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia) (Researcher)
  • Strapcová, Katarina (Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic) (Researcher)
  • Uhan, Samo (Faculty of Social Sciences, Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Silvestre Cabrera, María (Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain) (Researcher)
  • Wallman-Lundåsen, Susanne (Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Ernst Stähli, Michèle (FORS, Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) (Researcher)
  • Ramos, Alice (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Tirana, Albania (Data Collector)
  • InterRating CoLtd, Yerevan, Armenia (Data Collector)
  • Institut für empirische Sozialforschung (IFES) GmbH, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • Sorgu, Baku, Azerbaijan (Data Collector)
  • Centre for Sociological and Political Research, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus (Data Collector)
  • Custom Concept d.o.o., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Data Collector)
  • Alpha Research LTD, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb, and GfK research Agency, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • STEM/MARK, a.s., Praha, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • Statistics Denmark - Survey, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • AS Emor,Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Taloustutkimus Oy, Lemuntie 9, 00910 Helsinki, Finland (Data Collector)
  • KANTAR PUBLIC - TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES, Paris, France (Data Collector)
  • GORBI (Georgian Opinion Research Business International), Tbilisi, Georgia (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Deutschland GmbH, Kantar Public, München, Germany (Data Collector)
  • NatCen Social Research, London, Great Britain (Data Collector)
  • Forsense, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • Social Science Research Institute, SSRI, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (Data Collector)
  • Doxa Spa, Milano, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • DeFacto Consultancy, Podgorica, Montenegro (Data Collector)
  • I&O Research B.V., Enschede, Netherlands andCentERdata, Tilburg, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje, North Macedonia (Data Collector)
  • Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway (Data Collector)
  • Centrum Badania Opinii Społecznej (Public Opinion Research Centre), Warszawa, Poland (Data Collector)
  • IRES: Institutul Roman pentru Evaluare si Strategie, Romania (Data Collector)
  • CESSI (Institute for comparative Social Research), Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • Nina media, Novi Sad, Serbia (Data Collector)
  • Kantar TNS, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • MyWord Research SL, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • IPSOS Observer Sweden AB, Härnösand, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • M.I.S Trend S.A (Data Collector)
  • Lausanne, Switzerland (Face-to-face) andSwiss Centre for Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (Web-mail) (Data Collector)
  • GfK-Metris, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • Abstract

    The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national and longitudinal survey research program on how Europeans think about family, work, religion, politics, and society. Repeated every nine years in an increasing number of countries, the survey provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of citizens all over Europe. As previous waves conducted in 1981, 1990, 1999, 2008, the fifth EVS wave maintains a persistent focus on a broad range of values. Questions are highly comparable across waves and regions, making EVS suitable for research aimed at studying trends over time. The new wave has seen a strengthening of the methodological standards. The full release of the EVS 2017 includes data and documentation of altogether 37 participating countries. For more information, please go to the EVS website. Topics: unified respondent number; country code (ISO 3166-1 numeric code); country abbreviation (ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 code); country and year of fieldwork (ISO 3166-1 numeric code); kind of job respondent - 3 digit ISCO08 code; kind of job spouse/partner - 3 digit ISCO08 code; region where interview was conducted: NUTS-3 code; region where interview was conducted: ISO_NUTS-3 code; size of town where interview was conducted.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-02-24 / 2018-06-24
  • 2018-02-20 / 2018-04-30
  • 2018-11-10 / 2018-12-23
  • 2018-01-08 / 2018-05-14
  • 2019-02-03 / 2019-06-14
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2018-02-01 / 2018-03-05
  • 2017-11-11 / 2018-09-01
  • 2017-10-25 / 2018-02-16
  • 2018-03-02 / 2018-08-16
  • 2017-11-24 / 2018-07-10
  • 2018-05-17 / 2018-09-12
  • 2017-09-27 / 2018-01-31
  • 2017-09-17 / 2017-12-01
    Czech Republic
  • 2018-01-11 / 2018-03-18
  • 2018-02-24 / 2018-08-21
  • 2018-02-12 / 2018-07-16
    Great Britain
  • 2017-10-23 / 2018-11-28
  • 2019-07 / 2019-12
  • 2017-12-08 / 2018-02-12
  • 2018-09-24 / 2019-01-30
  • 2017-06-19 / 2018-04-04
  • 2018-12-10 / 2019-03-28
    North Macedonia
  • 2018-08-22 / 2018-12-17
  • 2017-08-31 / 2018-02-28
  • 2018-02-03 / 2018-05-05
  • 2017-11-17 / 2018-02-08
  • 2017-11-07 / 2017-12-25
  • 2018-11-10 / 2018-12-21
  • 2017-09-26 / 2017-12-03
    Slovak Republic
  • 2017-09-30 / 2017-12-23
  • 2017-11-28 / 2018-01-22
  • 2017-09-27 / 2018-06-06
  • 2017-09-11 / 2018-02-22
  • 2020-01-11 / 2020-03-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Azerbaijan (AZ)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Portugal (PT)
Sampled Universe
The target population is defined as: individuals aged 18 or older (with no upper age limit) that have address of residence (not residential) in [country] within private households at the date of beginning of fieldwork (or in the date of the first visit to the household, in case of random-route selection). Research area: Albania (AL); Armenia (AM); Austria (AT); Azerbaijan (AZ); Belarus (BY); Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA); Bulgaria (BG); Croatia (HR); Czech Republic (CZ); Denmark (DK); Estonia (EE); Finland (FI); France (FR); Georgia (GE); Germany (DE); Great-Britain (GB-GBN); Hungary (HU); Iceland (IS); Italy (IT); Lithuania (LT); Montenegro (ME); Netherlands (NL); North Macedonia (MK); Norway (NO); Poland (PL); Portugal (PT); Romania (RO); Russian Federation (RU); Serbia (RS); Slovakia (SK); Slovenia (SI); Sweden (SE); Spain (ES); Switzerland (CH).
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sampling procedures differ from country to country: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample Probability Sample: Simple Random Sample Representative single stage or multi-stage sampling of the adult population of the country 18 years old and older was used for the EVS 2017. Sample size was set as effective sample size: 1200 for countries with population over 2 million, 1000 for countries with population less than 2 million. 8 countries out of 16 deviated from the guidelines and planned with an effective sample size below the set threshold. Germany, Netherlands, Iceland and Switzerland, due to the mixed mode design, allocated only part (50% or more) of the effective sample size to the interviewer-administered mode. Sample design and other relevant information about sampling were reviewed by the EVS-Methodology Group (EVS-MG) and approved prior to contracting of fieldwork agency or starting of data collection. In case of on-field sampling EVS-MG proposed necessary protocols for documentation of the probabilities of selection of each respondent. The sampling was documented using the Sampling Design Form (SDF) delivered by the national teams (see the EVS2017 Methodological Guidelines, Sampling). The SDF includes the description of the sampling frame and each sampling stage as well as the calculation of the planned gross and net sample size to achieve the required effective sample. Additionally, it includes the analytical description of the inclusion probabilities of the sampling design that are used to calculate design weights.
Collection Mode
  • Mode of collection: mixed mode Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview) Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper In all countries, fieldwork was conducted on the basis of detailed and uniform instructions prepared by the EVS advisory groups. The main mode in EVS 2017 is face to face (interviewer-administered). An alternative self-administered form was possible but as a parallel mixed mode, i.e. there was no choice for the respondent between modes: either s/he was assigned to face to face, either s/he was assigned to web or web/mail format. In all countries included in the first pre-release, the EVS questionnaire was administered as face-to-face interview (CAPI or/and PAPI). The EVS 2017 Master Questionnaire was provided in English and each national Programme Director had to ensure that the questionnaire was translated into all the languages spoken by 5% or more of the population in the country. A central team monitored the translation process by means of the Translation Management Tool (TMT), developed by CentERdata (Tilburg).
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 14
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7501 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • The EVS Bibliography lists all kinds of publications using EVS data, based on national and cross-national analysis. The bibliography is an easy way to find relevant publications in the field of value studies. Moreover, some enhanced publications with information on the datasets, variables, and syntax codes of the concepts used are available. The EVS Bibliography can be found here [].

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-10-20