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European Values Study 2008: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2008)

Version
2.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Gedeshi, Ilir (Center for Economic and Social Studies, Albania)
  • Zulehner, Paul M. (Institut für Pastoraltheologie, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Faradov, Tair (International Center for Social Research (ICSR), Department of Democracy and Civil Society Studies, Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • Rotman, David G. (Belarus State University, The Center of Sociological and Political Studies, Minsk, Belarus)
  • Swyngedouw, Marc (Flanders) (Centre for Sociological Research, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Fotev, Georgy (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Baloban, Josip (Theological Faculty University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Balakireva, Olga (Institute Economy and Prognoses, National Academy of Ukraine, Department of Monitoring Research of the Social and Economic Process, Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Joye, Dominique (University of Lausanne, FORS, Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Cabrera, Maria Silvestre (University of Deusto, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Bilbao, Spain)
  • Kusá, Zuzana (Slovak Academy of Sciences, The Institute for Sociology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
  • Gredelj, Stjepan (University of Belgrade, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Serbia)
  • Bashkirova, Elena (Bashkirova and Partners, Moscow, Russia)
  • Voicu, Malina (Romanian Academy of Science, The Research Institute for Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania)
  • Vala, Jorge (Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Cienciais Sociais, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Smith, Alan (UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)
  • Jasinska-Kania, Aleksandra (University of Warsaw, Institute of Sociology, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Halman, Loek (Tilburg University, Department of Sociology, Tilburg, Netherlands)
  • Tos, Niko (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Besic, Milos (Faculty of Political Sciences, Montenegro)
  • Petruti, Doru (Institute of Marketing and Polls IMAS-INC Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)
  • Troisi, Joseph (European Centre for Gerontology, University of Malta, Malta)
  • Hausman, Pierre (CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg)
  • Ziliukaite, Ruta (Institute of Culture, Philosophy and Art, Lithuania)
  • Zepa, Brigita (Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia)
  • Breen, Michael (University of Limerick, Department of Media & Communication, Limerick, Ireland)
  • Gari, Aikaterini (The University of Athens, Department of Psychology, Greece)
  • Rosta, Gergely (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of Sociology, Piliscsaba, Hungary)
  • Jagodzinski, Wolfgang (University of Cologne, Germany)
  • Pachulia, Merab (GORBI - Georgian Opinion Research Business International, Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • Saar, Andrus (SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia)
  • Pehkonen, Juhani (TNS Gallup Oy, Espoo, Finland)
  • Tchernia, Jean-Francois (Tchernia Etudes Conseil, Paris, France)
  • Gundelach, Peter (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Rabusic, Ladislav (Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Roudometof, Victor (University of Cyprus, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Cyprus)
  • Voyé, Liliane(Wallonia) (Centre for Sociological Research, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Voas, David (Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester, Manchester, Great Britain)
  • Stares, Sally (Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, London, Great Britain)
  • Rovati, Giancarlo (Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy)
  • Lundasen, Susanne (The Institute for Civil Society Studies, Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Jónsson, Fridrik H. (The Social Science Research Institute, Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • Esmer, Yilmaz (Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Petkovska, Antoanela (Faculty of Philosophy of the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius of Skopje, Institute of Sociology, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)
  • Listhaug, Ola (Department of Sociology and Political Science, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim)
  • European Values Study Group
  • European Values Study Group
Publication Date
2010-11-30
Contributor
  • Albania: Strategic Puls Research, Tirana (Data Collector)
  • Albania: Strategic Puls Research, Tirana (Data Collector)
  • Armenia: Marketing Communications, Yerevan (Data Collector)
  • Armenia: Marketing Communications, Yerevan (Data Collector)
  • Austria: GfK Austria GmbH, Vienna (Data Collector)
  • Austria: GfK Austria GmbH, Vienna (Data Collector)
  • Azerbaijan: International Center for Social Research (ICSR), Baku (Data Collector)
  • Azerbaijan: International Center for Social Research (ICSR), Baku (Data Collector)
  • Belarus: Belarus State University, Center for Sociological and Political Research, Minsk (Data Collector)
  • Belarus: Belarus State University, Center for Sociological and Political Research, Minsk (Data Collector)
  • Belarus: The Centre of Political and Sociological Researches of Belarus State University (Data Collector)
  • Belarus: The Centre of Political and Sociological Researches of Belarus State University (Data Collector)
  • Belgium: TNS-Dimarso, Brussels (Data Collector)
  • Belgium: TNS-Dimarso, Brussels (Data Collector)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: PULS doo, Sarajevo (Data Collector)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: PULS doo, Sarajevo (Data Collector)
  • Bulgaria: Market LINKS-Research & Consulting, Sofia (Data Collector)
  • Bulgaria: Market LINKS-Research & Consulting, Sofia (Data Collector)
  • Croatia: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, Zagreb (Data Collector)
  • Croatia: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, Zagreb (Data Collector)
  • Cyprus: CYMAR Market Research, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Cyprus: CYMAR Market Research, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Northern Cyprus: Prologue Consulting, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Northern Cyprus: Prologue Consulting, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Czech Republic: SC& C Ltd., Prague (Data Collector)
  • Czech Republic: SC& C Ltd., Prague (Data Collector)
  • Denmark: SFI Survey, Copenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Denmark: SFI Survey, Copenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Estonia: Saar Poll, Tallinn (Data Collector)
  • Estonia: Saar Poll, Tallinn (Data Collector)
  • Finland: TNS Gallup Oy, Espoo (Data Collector)
  • Finland: TNS Gallup Oy, Espoo (Data Collector)
  • France: Institut de Sondages Lavialle (I.S.L.) Issy-les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • France: Institut de Sondages Lavialle (I.S.L.) Issy-les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • Georgia: GORBI Gallup International, Tbilisi (Data Collector)
  • Georgia: GORBI Gallup International, Tbilisi (Data Collector)
  • Germany: BIK MARPLAN Intermedia GmbH, Offenbach am Main (Data Collector)
  • Germany: BIK MARPLAN Intermedia GmbH, Offenbach am Main (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: Quality Fieldwork & Research Services, Birmingham (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: Quality Fieldwork & Research Services, Birmingham (Data Collector)
  • Greece: Metron Analysis S.A., Athens (Data Collector)
  • Greece: Metron Analysis S.A., Athens (Data Collector)
  • Hungary: Forsense Piackutató és Stratégiai Tanácsadó Kft., Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Hungary: Forsense Piackutató és Stratégiai Tanácsadó Kft., Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Iceland: The Social Science Research Institute, Reykjavík (Data Collector)
  • Iceland: The Social Science Research Institute, Reykjavík (Data Collector)
  • Ireland: TNS mrbi, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Ireland: TNS mrbi, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Italy: C.R.S. Centro Ricerche Sociali -di Marzulli M. & C. S.a.s., Milann (Data Collector)
  • Italy: C.R.S. Centro Ricerche Sociali -di Marzulli M. & C. S.a.s., Milan (Data Collector)
  • Kosovo: Strategic Puls Research, Pristina (Data Collector)
  • Kosovo: Strategic Puls Research, Pristina (Data Collector)
  • Latvia: Latvian Facts, Riga (Data Collector)
  • Latvia: Latvian Facts, Riga (Data Collector)
  • Lithuania: Baltic Surveys Market and Public Opinion Research Company Ltd., Vilnius (Data Collector)
  • Lithuania: Baltic Surveys Market and Public Opinion Research Company Ltd., Vilnius (Data Collector)
  • Luxembourg: CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange (Data Collector)
  • Luxembourg: CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange (Data Collector)
  • Malta: MISCO International, Malta (Data Collector)
  • Malta: MISCO International, Malta (Data Collector)
  • Republic of Macedonia: Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje (Data Collector)
  • Republic of Macedonia: Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje (Data Collector)
  • Republic of Moldova: Institute of Marketing and Polls IMAS-INC Chisinau, Chisinau (Data Collector)
  • Republic of Moldova: Institute of Marketing and Polls IMAS-INC Chisinau, Chisinau (Data Collector)
  • Republic of Montenegro: Strategic Research, Podgorica (Data Collector)
  • Republic of Montenegro: Strategic Research, Podgorica (Data Collector)
  • The Netherlands: TNS NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • The Netherlands: TNS NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Norway: Statistics Norway, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • Norway: Statistics Norway, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • Northern Ireland: TNS mrbi, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Northern Ireland: TNS mrbi, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Poland: Pentor Research International S.A., Warszawa (Data Collector)
  • Poland: Pentor Research International S.A., Warszawa (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: TNS Euroteste, Lisboa (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: TNS Euroteste, Lisboa (Data Collector)
  • Romania: The Research Institute for the Quality of Life, Romanian Academy of Science (RIQL), Metro Media Transilvania, Bucharest (Data Collector)
  • Romania: The Research Institute for the Quality of Life, Romanian Academy of Science (RIQL), Metro Media Transilvania, Bucharest (Data Collector)
  • Russian Federation: Bashkirova and Partners, Moscow (Data Collector)
  • Russian Federation: Bashkirova and Partners, Moscow (Data Collector)
  • Serbia: Strategic Marketing d.o.o., Belgrade (Data Collector)
  • Serbia: Strategic Marketing d.o.o., Belgrade (Data Collector)
  • Slovak Republic: TNS SK. S.r.o., Bratislava (Data Collector)
  • Slovak Republic: TNS SK. S.r.o., Bratislava (Data Collector)
  • Slovenia: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • Slovenia: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • Spain: Metroscopia, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • Spain: Metroscopia, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • Sweden: Statistics Sweden (SCB), Örebro (Data Collector)
  • Sweden: Statistics Sweden (SCB), Örebro (Data Collector)
  • Switzerland: M.I.S. Trend S.A., Lausanne (Data Collector)
  • Switzerland: M.I.S. Trend S.A., Lausanne (Data Collector)
  • Turkey: SAM Arastirma, Danisma ve Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S. and Bulgu Arastirma ve Halka Iliskiler Ltd Sti, Istanbul (Data Collector)
  • Turkey: SAM Arastirma, Danisma ve Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S. and Bulgu Arastirma ve Halka Iliskiler Ltd Sti, Istanbul (Data Collector)
  • Ukraine: Kiev International Institute of Sociology, Kiev (Data Collector)
  • Ukraine: Kiev International Institute of Sociology, Kiev (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
Description
  • Abstract

    Two online overviews offer comprehensive metadata on the EVS datasets and variables.The extended study description for the EVS 2008 provides country-specificinformation on the origin and outcomes of the national surveys The variable overview of the four EVS waves 1981, 1990, 1999/2000, and 2008 allows for identifying country specific deviations in the question wording within and across the EVS waves.These overviews can be found at:Extended Study DescriptionVariable Overview Moral, religious, societal, political, work, and family values ofEuropeans.Topics: 1. Perceptions of life: importance of work, family, friendsand acquaintances, leisure time, politics and religion; frequency ofpolitical discussions with friends; happiness; self-assessment of ownhealth; memberships and unpaid work (volunteering) in: social welfareservices, religious or church organisations, education, or culturalactivities, labour unions, political parties, local political actions,human rights, environmental or peace movement, professionalassociations, youth work, sports clubs, women´s groups, voluntaryassociations concerned with health or other groups; tolerance towardsminorities (people with a criminal record, of a different race,left/right wing extremists, alcohol addicts, large families,emotionally unstable people, Muslims, immigrants, AIDS sufferers, drugaddicts, homosexuals, Jews, gypsies and Christians - social distance);trust in people; estimation of people´s fair and helpful behaviour;internal or external control; satisfaction with life.2. Work: reasons for people to live in need; importance of selectedaspects of occupational work; employment status; general worksatisfaction; freedom of decision-taking in the job; importance of work(work ethics, scale); important aspects of leisure time; attitudetowards following instructions at work without criticism (obediencework); give priority to nationals over foreigners as well as men overwomen in jobs.3. Religion: Individual or general clear guidelines for good and evil;religious denomination; current and former religious denomination;current frequency of church attendance and at the age of 12; importanceof religious celebration at birth, marriage, and funeral;self-assessment of religiousness; churches give adequate answers tomoral questions, problems of family life, spiritual needs and socialproblems of the country; belief in God, life after death, hell, heaven,sin and re-incarnation; personal God versus spirit or life force; ownway of connecting with the divine; interest in the sacred or thesupernatural; attitude towards the existence of one true religion;importance of God in one´s life (10-point-scale); experience of comfortand strength from religion and belief; moments of prayer andmeditation; frequency of prayers; belief in lucky charms or a talisman(10-point-scale); attitude towards the separation of church and state. 4. Family and marriage: most important criteria for a successfulmarriage (scale); attitude towards childcare (a child needs a home withfather and mother, a woman has to have children to be fulfilled,marriage is an out-dated institution, woman as a single-parent);attitude towards marriage, children, and traditional family structure(scale); attitude towards traditional understanding of one´s role ofman and woman in occupation and family (scale); attitude towards:respect and love for parents, parent´s responsibilities for theirchildren and the responsibility of adult children for their parentswhen they are in need of long-term care; importance of educationalgoals; attitude towards abortion.5. Politics and society: political interest; political participation;preference for individual freedom or social equality; self-assessmenton a left-right continuum (10-point-scale); self-responsibility orgovernmental provision; free decision of job-taking of the unemployedor no permission to refuse a job; advantage or harmfulness ofcompetition; liberty of firms or governmental control; equal incomes orincentives for individual efforts; attitude concerning capitalismversus government ownership; postmaterialism (scale); expectation offuture development (less emphasis on money and material possessions,greater respect for authority); trust in institutions; satisfactionwith democracy; assessment of the political system of the country asgood or bad (10-point-scale); preferred type of political system(strong leader, expert decisions, army should rule the country, ordemocracy); attitude towards democracy (scale).6. Moral attitudes (scale: claiming state benefits withoutentitlement, cheating on taxes, joyriding, taking soft drugs, lying,adultery, bribe money, homosexuality, abortion, divorce, euthanasia,suicide, corruption, paying cash, casual sex, avoiding fare on publictransport, prostitution, experiments with human embryos, geneticmanipulation of food, insemination or in-vitro fertilization and deathpenalty).7. National identity: geographical group the respondent feelsbelonging to (town, region of country, country, Europe, the world);citizenship; national pride; fears associated with the European Union(the loss of social security and national identity, growing expenditureof the own country, the loss of power in the world for one´s owncountry and the loss of jobs); attitude towards the enlargement of theEuropean Union (10-point-scale); voting intensions in the next electionand party preference; party that appeals most; preferred immigrantpolicy; opinion on terrorism; attitude towards immigrants and theircustoms and traditions (take jobs away, undermine a country´s culturallife, make crime problems worse, strain on country´s welfare system,threat to society, maintain distinct customs and traditions); feelinglike a stranger in one´s own country; too many immigrants; importantaspects of national identity (being born in the country, to respectcountry´s political institutions and laws, to have country´s ancestry,to speak the national language, to have lived for a long time in thecountry); interest in politics in the media; give authoritiesinformation to help justice versus stick to own affaires; closeness tofamily, neighbourhood, the people in the region, countrymen, Europeansand mankind; concerned about the living conditions of elderly people,unemployed, immigrants and sick or disabled people.8. Environment: attitude towards the environment (scale: readiness togive part of own income for the environment, overpopulation, disastrousconsequences from human interference with nature, human ingenuityremains earth fit to live in, the balance of nature is strong enough tocope with the impacts of modern industrial nations, humans were meantto rule over the rest of nature, an ecological catastrophe isinevitable).Demography: sex; age (year of birth); born in the country ofinterview; country of birth; year of immigration into the country;father and mother born in the country; country of birth of father andmother; current legal marital status; living together with the partnerbefore marriage or before the registration of partnership; livingtogether with a partner and living with a partner before; steadyrelationship; married to previous partner; living together withprevious partner before marriage; end of relationship; number ofchildren; year of birth of the first child; size and composition ofhousehold; experienced events: the death of a child, of father ormother, the divorce of a child, of the parents or of another relative;age of respondent when these events took place; age at completion ofeducation; highest educational level attained; employment status;employed or self-employed in the last job; profession (ISCO-88) andoccupational position; supervising function and span of control; sizeof company.Social origin and partner: respondent´s partner or spouse: partner wasborn in the country and partner´s country of birth; highest educationallevel; employment status of the partner; employment or self-employmentof the partner in his/her last job; partner´s profession (ISCO-88) andoccupational position; supervising function of the partner and span ofcontrol; unemployment and dependence on social-security of therespondent and his partner longer then three months in the last fiveyears; scale of household income; living together with parents when therespondent was 14 years old; highest educational level offather/mother; employment status of father/mother when the respondentwas 14 years old; profession of father/mother (ISCO-88) and kind ofwork; number of employees (size of business); supervising function andspan of control of father and mother; characterization of the parentswhen respondent was 14 years old (scale: liked to read books, discussedpolitics at home with their child, liked to follow the news, hadproblems making ends meet, had problems replacing broken things);region the respondent lived at the age of 14, present place ofresidence (postal code); size of town; region. Interviewer rating: respondent´s interest in the interview.Additionally encoded: interviewer number; date of the interview; totallength of the interview; time of the interview (start hour and startminute, end hour and end minute); language in which the interview wasconducted.Additional country specific variables are included in this nationaldataset.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-03-27 / 2010-03-15
    Albanien: 10-07-2008 bis 09-09-2008 Armenien: 16-06-2008 bis 19-09-2008 Österreich: 21-07-2008 bis 22-10-2008 Aserbaidschan: 11-07-2008 bis 10-08-2008 Belarus: 11-06-2008 bis 31-07-2008 Belgien: 30-04-2009 bis 02-08-2009 Bosnien-Herzegovina: 12-07-2008 bis 31-07-2008 Bulgarien: 21-04-2008 bis 15-06-2008 Zypern: 25-10-2008 bis 28-11-2008 Nord-Zypern: 28-10-2008 bis 04-12-2008 Kroatien: 31-04-2008 bis 31-10-2008 Tschechische Republik: 05-05-2008 bis 02-11-2008 Dänemark: 01-04-2008 bis 15-09-2008 Estland: 01-07-2008 bis 31-08-2008 Finnland: 09-07-2009 bis 15-07-2009 Frankreich: 07-05-2008 bis 04-09-2008 Georgien: 21-08-2008 bis 30-09-2008 Deutschland: 17-09-2008 bis 10-02-2009 Griechenland: 12-09-2008 bis 26-10-2008 Ungarn: 26-11-2008 bis 28-01-2009 Irland: 07-06-2008 bis 31-08-2008 Island: 15-07-2009 to 15-03-2010 Italien: 02-10-2009 bis 30-12-2009 Kosovo: 15-07-2008 bis 13-10-2008 Lettland: 01-06-2008 bis 31-10-2008 Litauen: 21-07-2008 bis 25-08-2008 und 03-08-2008 bis 14-09-2008 Luxemburg: 03-05-2008 bis 15-12-2008 Malta: 16-06-2008 bis 23-09-2008 Mazedonien: 03-07-2008 bis 13-10-2008 Moldawien: 02-07-2008 bis 04-10-2008 Montenegro: 12-11-2008 bis 08-12-2008 Niederlande: 21-05-2008 bis 31-10-2008 Nord-Irland: 26-09-2008 bis 23-10-2008 Norwegen: 07-04-2008 bis 02-09-2008 Polen: 27-06-2008 bis 28-09-2008 Portugal: 26-05-2008 bis 31-08-2008 Rumänien: 24-04-2008 bis 30-06-2008 Russische Föderation: 28-06-2008 bis 26-07-2008 Schweden: 25-09-2009 to 10-01-2010 Schweiz: 08-05-2008 bis 06-10-2008 Serbien: 14-07-2008 bis 31-07-2008 Slowakische Republik: 14-07-2008 bis 29-08-2008 Slowenien: 27-03-2008 bis 18-06-2008 Spanien: 28-05-2008 bis 15-07-2008 Türkei: 26-11-2008 bis 01-03-2009 Ukraine: 12-07-2008 bis 09-10-2008 Großbritannien: 01-08-2009 bis 10-03-2010
  • 2008-03-27 / 2010-03-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Albania (AL)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Azerbaijan (AZ)
  • Azerbaijan (AZ)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Turkish Cypriot Community
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Kosovo-Metohija (RS-KM)
    Kosovo
  • Kosovo-Metohija (RS-KM)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Ukraine (UA)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years or older who are resident within private households, regardless of nationality and citizenship or language. In Armenia persons 15 years or older and in Finland persons from 18 to 74 years were interviewed. For country-specific information, see ´EVS 2008 Method Report´ GESIS-Technical Reports 2010/10.
Sampling
A representative multi-stage or stratified random sample of the adult population of the country 18 years old and older (except Armenia 15+ and Finland 18 to 74 years) was used for the EVS 2008. The net sample size (in the sense of completed interviews) is 1500 respondents per country, except Northern Cyprus and Northern Ireland (with 500 interviews each), Iceland (808), Cyprus (1000), Ireland (1013), Norway (1090), Finland (1134), Sweden (1187), Switzerland (1272) France (random sample: 1501, two additional quota samples: 1570), Germany (diproportional sample East: 1004, West: 1071). For country-specific information, see EVS, GESIS (2010): EVS 2008 Method Report. GESIS-Technical Reports 2010/17. Retrieved from http://www.europeanvaluesstudy.eu/.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 468
Note
The first full release of EVS 2008 includes all 47 participating EVS countries/regions listed in item universe.The integrated dataset EVS 2008 (ZA4800) contains the national data of the 47 countries/regions.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 11 | Registration Date: 2010-12-16

Gedeshi, Ilir; Zulehner, Paul M.; Faradov, Tair; Rotman, David G.; Swyngedouw, Marc (Flanders) et. al. (2010): European Values Study 2008: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2008). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10188