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European Social Survey: Rounds 1-7, 2002-2014

Title details

SN: 4732
Title: European Social Survey: Rounds 1-7, 2002-2014
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

Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
General - Health
Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

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The European Social Survey (ESS) is a biennial multi-country survey covering over 30 nations.

The project is funded jointly by the European Commission, the European Science Foundation, academic funding bodies and National Science Foundations in each participating country, and is designed and carried out to exceptionally high standards. The project is directed by a Central Co-ordinating Team led by Roger Jowell (Rounds 1 to 5) and Rory Fitzgerald (Round 6) at the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University, London.

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, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 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 5 are available using the ESS Cumulative Data Wizard, where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats.

For the thirteenth edition (May 2016) data and documentation for Round 7 have been updated. This included the addition of 5 countries (Israel, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom), new post-stratification weights and ancestry variables and new editions of integrated contact form data, interviewer data, test data and parents' occupation data.


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

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
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 2002-2014.
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 (27 countries)
Round 6 – 54,673 (all countries)
Round 7 – 28,221 (15 countries)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: See documentation for individual countries

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AGE DISCRIMINATIONAGEATTITUDES
AUSTRIABELGIUMBULGARIA
CAREGIVERSCHILDRENCITIZENSHIP SKILLS
CITIZENSHIPCLUBSCOHABITING
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATIONCRIME VICTIMSCRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
CROATIACULTURAL IDENTITYCULTURAL PLURALISM
CYPRUSCZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS
DEMOCRACYDENMARKDISCRIMINATION
DIVORCEDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATESELDERLY
EMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT
ESTONIAETHNIC GROUPSETHNIC MINORITIES
EUROPEAN INTEGRATIONFAMILIESFATHERS
FEAR OF CRIMEFINLANDFRANCE
FRIENDSGENDER ROLEGENDER
GERMANY (OCT 1990-)GOVERNMENTGREECE
HAPPINESSHEALTHHOURS OF WORK
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDSHUNGARY
ICELANDIMMIGRATIONINTERNET USE
INTERPERSONAL TRUSTISRAELITALY
JOB SATISFACTIONJUSTICEKOSOVO
LANGUAGES USED AT HOMELANGUAGESLATVIA
LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIESLIFE SATISFACTIONLITHUANIA
LONGTERM UNEMPLOYMENTLUXEMBOURGMARITAL STATUS
MEMBERSHIPMINORITY GROUPSMOBILE PHONES
MORAL VALUESMOTHERSNATIONAL IDENTITY
NETHERLANDSNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNORWAY
ORGANIZATIONSPLACE OF BIRTHPOLAND
POLICE SERVICESPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL ISSUES
POLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL PARTIESPOLITICAL SYSTEMS
PORTUGALPRAYERPREJUDICE
QUALITY OF LIFERADIO LISTENINGREADING (ACTIVITY)
REFUGEESRELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
REPUBLIC OF IRELANDRESPONSIBILITYRIGHT TO POLITICAL ASYLUM
ROMANIARUSSIASATISFACTION
SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITSSLOVAKIA (1993- )SLOVENIA
SOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CAPITALSOCIAL EXCLUSION
SOCIAL INEQUALITYSOCIAL INTERACTIONSOCIAL LIFE
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SERVICESSOCIAL STATUS
SOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIAL VALUESSPAIN
SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDSPOUSES
STANDARD OF LIVINGSTATUS IN EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORY STATUS
SWEDENSWITZERLANDTELEPHONES
TELEVISION VIEWINGTERRORISMTERRORIST THREATS
TIMETRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRUST IN GOVERNMENT
TRUSTTURKEYUKRAINE
UNEMPLOYEDUNITED KINGDOMVOLUNTARY WORK
VOTING BEHAVIOURWORKING CONDITIONSWORK-LIFE BALANCE
YOUNG ADULTS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 13 October 2003
Latest edition: 26 May 2016 (13th 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://ess.nsd.uib.no/
Availability: These data are available from a service other than UK Data Service - Norwegian Social Science Data Service - see http://ess.nsd.uib.no/
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