Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

European Social Survey: Rounds 1-8, 2002-2016

Title details

SN: 4732
Title: European Social Survey: Rounds 1-8, 2002-2016
Alternative title: ESS
Series: European Social Survey
Depositor: European Social Survey Central Co-ordinating Team
Principal investigator(s): European Social Survey Central Co-ordinating Team
Sponsor(s): Commission of the European Communities
European Science Foundation
Other acknowledgements: Additional funding received from national funding bodies within each country.

Subject Categories

Environmental and conservation issues - Environment, conservation and land use
Equality and inequality - Social stratification and groupings
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
General - Health
General - Social welfare policy and systems
Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The European Social Survey (ESS) is a biennial cross-national survey of attitudes and behaviour established in 2001. The ESS is a cross-sectional survey using probability samples which are representative of all persons aged 15 and over resident within private households in each country.

The ESS organisational structure is characterised by its cross-national character and by the coordination of efforts from leading academics and social research professionals. The project was directed by a Central Co-ordinating Team led by Roger Jowell (Rounds 1 to 5) and Rory Fitzgerald (Rounds 6 to 8) at the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University, London. All participating countries are required to contribute to the central coordination costs of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). This contribution is made up of a basic membership fee and an additional amount, calculated according to the GDP of each country. In addition, each country participating in the ESS ERIC undertakes, as a condition of participation, to cover the costs of fieldwork and national coordination. Prior to the award of ERIC status in 2013, the ESS was funded on a round-by-round basis. The central coordination and design was funded through the European Commission's Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes, the European Science Foundation (ESF) and national funding councils in the participating countries.

The questionnaire includes two main sections, each consisting of approximately 120 items; a 'core' module which will remain relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules, repeated at intervals. The core module aims to monitor change and continuity in a wide range of social variables, including media use, social and public trust, political interest and participation, socio-political orientations, governance and efficacy, moral, political and social values, social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious allegiances, well-being, health and security, human values, demographics and socio-economics.

Accessing ESS Data
Data from rounds 1 to 8 of the ESS are now available via the Norwegian Social Science Data Service.

Users will need to register with the service in order to access ESS data. Further details about this and other aspects of the project may be found on the European Social Survey web pages. In addition, ESS rounds 1 to 7 are available using the ESS Cumulative Data Wizard, where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats.

For the thirteenth edition (October 2017) data and documentation for Round 8 have been added. This includes data from 18 of the 23 participating countries. The 18 countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Main Topics:
In edition to the core questionnaire, a number of rotating modules are completed at each round:
  • Round 1 - immigration; citizenship, involvement and democracy
  • Round 2 - health and care seeking; economic morality; family, work and well-being
  • Round 3 - timing of life; personal and social well-being
  • Round 4 - welfare attitudes in a changing Europe; experiences and expressions of ageism
  • Round 5 - work, family and well-being (also in round 2); trust in criminal justice
  • Round 6 - Europeans' understandings and evaluations of democracy; personal and social well-being (partial repeat of a module from round 3)
  • Round 7 - social inequalities in health and their determinants; attitudes towards Immigration and their antecedents
  • Round 8 - public attitudes towards welfare; public attitudes towards climate change and energy

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: Round 1 - September 2002 to August 2003
Round 2 - August 2004 to December 2005
Round 3 - August 2006 to May 2007
Round 4 - August 2008 to May 2009
Round 5 - September 2010 to July 2011
Round 6 - August 2012 to May 2013
Round 7 – August 2014 to September 2015
Round 8 – August 2016 to March 2017
Country: Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany (October 1990-) | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Kosovo | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Persons aged 15 years and over resident within private households in 35 countries, during 2002-2016.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
biennial waves are planned
Sampling procedures: Random (probability) samples with comparable estimates based on full coverage of the eligible residential populations aged 15 years and over in participating countries. See documentation for individual countries for details
Number of units: Round 1 - 42,359 (all countries)
Round 2 - 47,537 (all countries)
Round 3 - 43,000 (all countries)
Round 4 - 56,752 (all countries)
Round 5 - 52,458 (all countries)
Round 6 – 54,673 (all countries)
Round 7 – 40,185 (all countries)
Round 8 – 34,837 (18 countries)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: See documentation for individual countries

Thesaurus search on keywords

View keywords... Hide keywords...
AGE DISCRIMINATIONAGEATTITUDES
AUSTRIABELGIUMBULGARIA
CAREGIVERSCHILDRENCITIZENSHIP SKILLS
CITIZENSHIPCLIMATE CHANGECLUBS
COHABITINGCOMMUNITY PARTICIPATIONCRIME VICTIMS
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMCROATIACULTURAL IDENTITY
CULTURAL PLURALISMCYPRUSCZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )
DEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDEMOCRACYDENMARK
DISCRIMINATIONDIVORCEDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES
ELDERLYEMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EMPLOYMENTENERGY CONSERVATIONENERGY CONSUMPTION
ENERGY RESOURCESESTONIAETHNIC GROUPS
ETHNIC MINORITIESEUROPEAN INTEGRATIONFAMILIES
FATHERSFEAR OF CRIMEFINLAND
FRANCEFRIENDSGENDER ROLE
GENDERGERMANY (OCT 1990-)GOVERNMENT
GREECEHAPPINESSHEALTH
HOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDS
HUNGARYICELANDIMMIGRATION
INTERNET USEINTERPERSONAL TRUSTISRAEL
ITALYJOB SATISFACTIONJUSTICE
KOSOVOLANGUAGES USED AT HOMELANGUAGES
LATVIALEISURE TIME ACTIVITIESLIFE SATISFACTION
LITHUANIALONGTERM UNEMPLOYMENTLUXEMBOURG
MARITAL STATUSMEMBERSHIPMINORITY GROUPS
MOBILE PHONESMORAL VALUESMOTHERS
NATIONAL IDENTITYNETHERLANDSNEWSPAPER READERSHIP
NORWAYORGANIZATIONSPLACE OF BIRTH
POLANDPOLICE SERVICESPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCE
POLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL INTEREST
POLITICAL ISSUESPOLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL PARTIES
POLITICAL SYSTEMSPORTUGALPRAYER
PREJUDICEQUALITY OF LIFERADIO LISTENING
READING (ACTIVITY)REFUGEESRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCEREPUBLIC OF IRELANDRESPONSIBILITY
ROMANIARUSSIASATISFACTION
SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITSSLOVAKIA (1993- )SLOVENIA
SOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CAPITALSOCIAL EXCLUSION
SOCIAL INEQUALITYSOCIAL INTERACTIONSOCIAL LIFE
SOCIAL PROBLEMSSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL STATUSSOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIAL VALUES
SOCIAL WELFARESPAINSPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
SPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDSPOUSESSTANDARD OF LIVING
STATUS IN EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORY STATUSSWEDEN
SWITZERLANDTELEPHONESTELEVISION VIEWING
TERRORISMTERRORIST THREATSTIME
TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRUST IN GOVERNMENTTRUST
TURKEYUKRAINEUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENTUNITED KINGDOMVOLUNTARY WORK
VOTING BEHAVIOURWORKING CONDITIONSWORK-LIFE BALANCE
YOUNG ADULTS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 13 October 2003
Latest edition: 31 October 2017 (14th Edition)
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: Users will need to register with the Norwegian Social Science Data Service in order to access ESS data. Further details about this and other aspects of the project may be found at http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/
Availability: These data are available from a service other than ESDS, UK Data Archive - These data are available from a service other than UK Data Service - Norwegian Social Science Data Service - see http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/
Contact: Get in touch

Publications

View publications... Hide publications...

By principal investigator(s):

Resulting from secondary analysis:

Syntax/Code

No previously uploaded files

  (login required)

Upload syntax/code file


4732
European Social Survey: Rounds 1-8, 2002-2016

I agree to the terms and conditions *

Confirm new syntax/code file version


A previous version of syntax file "" has already been uploaded and approved.

If you continue with this upload, the previous version of the syntax file will be overwritten with this new version.

This new version of the syntax file will be subject to the UK Data Service approval process before it becomes available for download.

Do you want to continue?

    


Back to top