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European Values Study Longitudinal Data File, 1981-2008

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SN: 6983
Title: European Values Study Longitudinal Data File, 1981-2008
Alternative title: European Values Survey; EVS
Series: European and World Values Surveys, 1981-
Depositor: Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Data Archive for the Social Sciences
Principal investigator(s): European Values Study Group
Other acknowledgements: For full details of persons and organisations responsible for primary investigation and data collection in the individual countries see the ZACAT study description.

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European Values Study Group. (2012). European Values Study Longitudinal Data File, 1981-2008. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 6983

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Subject Categories

Environmental and conservation issues - Environment, conservation and land use
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Religion and values - Society and culture
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture

Abstract

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The European Values Study (EVS) and World Values Survey (WVS) series were designed to enable a cross-national, cross-cultural comparison of values and norms on a wide variety of topics and to monitor changes in values and attitudes across the globe.

The EVS/WVS provides data from representative national surveys in 97 societies containing almost 90 per cent of the world's population. These surveys show pervasive changes in what people want out of life and what they believe. In order to monitor these changes, the EVS/WVS has executed five waves of surveys, from 1981 to 2007. Representative national samples of each society's public are interviewed, using a standardised questionnaire that covers a full range of social, economic, cultural and religious topic areas. The countries included in these surveys cover the full range from very poor countries to very rich ones, from authoritarian systems to liberal democracies and covering all major cultural zones.

Further information about the each survey series can be found on the EVS and WVS web sites.

The European Values Study Longitudinal Data File, 1981-2008 is built from the EVS waves in 1981, 1990, 1999, and 2008. The data file covers 49 countries/regions. These survey responses have now been integrated into one dataset, to facilitate time series analysis.
Main Topics:
The data file includes the following main topic areas:
  • perceptions of life
  • leisure
  • work
  • work environment
  • religion
  • family and marriage
  • politics and society
  • moral attitudes
  • national identity
  • environment
  • life experiences
  • respondent's partner
  • respondent's parents
  • demography

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1981 - 2008
Country: Albania | Armenia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Canada | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Georgia | Germany (October 1990-) | Great Britain | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Kosovo | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia | Malta | Moldova | Montenegro | Netherlands | Northern Ireland | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | Ukraine | United States
Spatial units: NUTS-I Areas
NUTS-II Areas
NUTS-III Areas
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Adult citizens aged 18 years and over.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

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AGEALBANIAARMENIA
ATTITUDESAUSTRIAAZERBAIJAN
BELARUSBELGIUMBOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BULGARIACANADACHILDREN
CHURCH AND STATECITIZENSHIPCIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
COHABITATIONCROATIACYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )DECISION MAKINGDEMOCRACY
DENMARKDISCRIMINATIONDIVORCE
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC SYSTEMSEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATIONAL LEVELSEMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATIONENVIRONMENTAL ISSUESEQUAL OPPORTUNITY
ESTONIAETHNIC GROUPSEUROPEAN UNION
FAMILY LIFEFAMILY ROLESFATHERS
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFINLANDFRANCE
FRIENDSGENDERGEORGIA (REPUBLIC)
GERMANY (OCT 1990-)GREAT BRITAINGREECE
GROUPSHAPPINESSHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENUREHUMAN RIGHTS
HUNGARYICELANDIMMIGRANTS
IMMIGRATIONIMMORTALITYITALY
JOB SATISFACTIONJOB SECURITYKOSOVO
LATVIALEISURE TIMELIFE EVENTS
LIFE SATISFACTIONLITHUANIALIVING CONDITIONS
LOCUS OF CONTROLLONGTERM UNEMPLOYMENTLUXEMBOURG
MACEDONIAMALTAMARITAL HISTORY
MARITAL STATUSMARRIAGEMEMBERSHIP
MOLDOVAMORAL BEHAVIOURMORAL CONCEPTS
MORAL VALUESMOTHERSNATIONAL IDENTITY
NATIONAL PRIDENATIONALITYNEIGHBOURS
NETHERLANDSNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNORTHERN IRELAND
NORWAYOCCUPATIONSORGANIZATIONS
PARENTAL ROLEPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARENTS
PLACE OF BIRTHPOLANDPOLITICAL ACTION
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL INTEREST
POLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL SYSTEMSPORTUGAL
PRAYERQUALIFICATIONSREADING (ACTIVITY)
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS BELIEFS
RELIGIOUS CEREMONIESRELIGIOUS DOCTRINESRELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION
RELIGIOUS PRACTICEREPUBLIC OF IRELANDREPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYROMANIARURAL AREAS
RUSSIASATISFACTIONSAVINGS
SELF-EMPLOYEDSERBIASLOVAKIA (1993- )
SLOVENIASOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)SOCIAL ATTITUDES
SOCIAL CHANGESOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL INEQUALITY
SOCIAL PARTICIPATIONSOCIAL PROBLEMSSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SYSTEMSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPAIN
SPIRITUALISMSPOUSESSTATE RESPONSIBILITY
STATUS IN EMPLOYMENTSUPERNATURALSUPERSTITION
SUPERVISORY STATUSSWEDENSWITZERLAND
TELEVISION VIEWINGTRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRUST IN GOVERNMENT
TRUSTTURKEYUKRAINE
UNEMPLOYMENTURBAN AREASUSA
VOLUNTARY WORKVOTING BEHAVIOURWORK ATTITUDE
WORKING CONDITIONS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 16 March 2012
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: These data are available for online analysis and download from GESIS's ZACAT service. Access is free of charge and requires separate online registration, including agreement to terms and conditions of use of the data. The data are available for scientific purposes only.
Availability: These data are available from a service other than UK Data Service - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Data Archive for the Social Sciences (GESIS)
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Documentation

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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Stoetzel, J. (1983) Les valeurs du temps present, Paris: Presse Universitaire de France.

Orizo, F.A. (1983) Espana, entre la apatia y el cambio social, Madrid: Editorial MAPFRE.

Rezsohazy, R. and Kerkhofs, J., (eds), (1984) L'Univers des Belges: valeurs anciennes et valeurs nouvelles dans les annees 80, Louvain-la-Neuve: CIACO.

Fogarty, M., Ryan, L. and Lee, J. (1984) Irish values and attitudes, Dublin: Dominican Press.

Abrams, M., Gerard, D. and Timms, N. (eds), (1985) Values and social change in Britain, London: Macmillan.

Harding, S.D. and Phillips, D.R. with Fogarty, M. (1986) Contrasting values in Western Europe: unity, diversity and change, London: Macmillan.

Capraro, G. (1995) I valori degli Europei e degli Italiani negli anni novanta, Trento: Universita' Degli Studi di Trento.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Doering, H. (1990) `Aspekte des Vertrauens in Insitutionen : Westeuropa im Querschnitt der Internationalen Wertestudie 1981' Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie, 19(2), April, pp.73-89.

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