The Joint EVS/WVS Dataset includes the joint items that define the Common Core of the EVS and WVS questionnaires. In altogether 95 surveys more than 147.000 respondents from 88 countries/regions were interviewed.
The identical version of data and documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS (v3.0.0) is accessible through two channels:
The Italian team of EVS/WVS organizes the conference “Crisis after Crisis: Value Change in Italy” – Third Italian conference of EVS/WVS data users. The conference will take place on 29-30 September 2022, at the University of Bergamo. The conference will also include an international seminar on the study of values in turbolent times.
The focus of theThird Italian Conference of EVS/WVS data users: Since the beginning of the century, Italy has gone through an impressive sequence of crises on a regional as well as global scale. The economic downturn that began in 2008, the refugee crisis in the last decade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, just to mention the main events. Besides the social and economic impacts of the crises, it is essential to study changes and possible impacts on values and attitudes. The conference aims to discuss value change in Italy – also from a comparative perspective by considering different domains – and offer an opportunity for scholars studying the Italian case on the basis of EVS and WVS data to meet.
Call for papers The conference aims to gather methodologically high-quality, theoretically based contributions using EVS and WVS data. Presentations combining EVS, WVS and other data are also welcome. The call asks for a special emphasis on Italy: comparative and longitudinal contributions are encouraged. The conference welcomes presentations on any values domain, as well as methodological contributions.
Deadlines Abstracts no longer than 500 words should be submitted to the organizing committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20 June 2022. Abstracts may be in English or Italian and should be accompanied by 5 keywords. Authors will be notified by the organizing committee concerning the selection of the presentations by 30 June 2022. For any further information, please contact email@example.com or visit https://www.spstrend.it/
Advisory Committee Rita Bichi (Catholic University of Milan) Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi (University of Milan) Antonio M. Chiesi (University of Milan) Vera Lomazzi (University of Bergamo) Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University, University of Trento) Marco Maraffi (University of Milan) Giancarlo Rovati (Catholic University of Milan) Paolo Segatti (University of Milan)
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The Joint EVS/WVS Dataset includes the joint items that define the Common Core of the EVS and WVS questionnaires. In altogether 86 surveys more than 135.000 respondents from 81 countries/regions were interviewed.
The Integrated Values Surveys (IVS) dataset 1981-2021 can be constructed by merging the EVS Trend File 1981-2017 (doi:10.4232/1.13736) and the WVS 1981-2021 Trend File doi:10.14281/18241.15. It is based on the Common EVS/WVS Dictionary (2021) and includes 450 surveys from 115 countries/territories. For more information, please visit the EVS website.
The data and documentation are accessible through the GESIS data catalogue at GESIS- Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.
The Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 Dataset has been constructed in close collaboration of the European Value Study (EVS) and the World Value Survey (WVS).
The first release includes data of altogether 79 countries and territories: 34 from the EVS 2017 and 49 from the WVS7. Four of these countries conducted surveys in both studies EVS and WVS.
Starting from the common core questions agreed during the design phase of both surveys, it includes about 230 variables which have been standardized and harmonized on the basis of the EVS/WVS Common Dictionary.
The identical version of data and documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS is accessible through two channels:
The Joint EVS/WVS includes data from 88 countries and territories:
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Libya, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan ROC, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
The tables provide information on Fieldwork period, Mode of data collection, Sample size, and Languages fielded (this information is also available as Excel file “Joint EVS/WVS Participating Countries and Territories” via the EVS or GESIS websites and the WVS website.).
The identical version of the Joint EVS/WVS is accessible through two data service points:
EVS/GESIS: via the GESIS data catalogue at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
WVSA: via the website of the WVS.
Access to data and documentation via the GESIS Data Collection:
Joint EVS/WVS (ZA7505) dataset v3.0.0: The study description provides information on the origin and content of data, version history, and direct access to the data and documentation.
Citation for data downloaded from the GESIS Data Collection: EVS/WVS (2022). European Values Study and World Values Survey: Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 Dataset (Joint EVS/WVS). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7505. Dataset Version 3.0.0,doi:10.4232/1.13899.
For further information on data download, see Data Access.
Access to data and documentation via the WVS website:
Joint EVS/WVS dataset: The study description provides information on the origin and content of data, version history, and direct access to the data and documentation.
Citation for data downloaded from the website of the WVS: EVS/WVS (2022). European Values Study and World Values Survey: Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 Dataset (Joint EVS/WVS). Dataset Version 2.0.0, doi: 10.14281/18241.19.
Overview of documentation provided on the Joint EVS/WVS:
The European Value Study (EVS) and the World Value Survey (WVS) are two large-scale, cross-national and repeated cross-sectional survey research programs. They include a large number of questions, which have been replicated since the early eighties.
In line with the Memorandum of Understandings, both organizations agreed to cooperate in joint data collection from 2017. EVS has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in European countries, using the EVS questionnaire and EVS methodological guidelines. WVSA has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in countries in the world outside Europe, using the WVS questionnaire and WVS methodological guidelines. Five countries (Germany, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine) conducted surveys in both waves EVS 2017 and WVS7.
Both organizations developed their draft questionnaires independently. The joint items define the Common Core of both questionnaires. They are marked in yellow in the two Master Questionnaires (EVS2017 MQ and WVS7 MQ).
The EVS archive (GESIS) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing of the European surveys. The WVS archive (JDS Madrid) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing for the non-European surveys and the WVS surveys additionally conducted in Germany, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Based on the Common EVS/WVS Dictionary agreed by EVS and WVS the Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 dataset (Joint EVS/WVS) has been constructed in close collaboration.
The third version of the Joint EVS/WVS includes data and documentation of altogether 88 countries and territories: 36 from the EVS 2017, and 59 from the WVS7. Seven of these countries (Armenia, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine) conducted surveys in both waves EVS and WVS.
Composition of the Joint EVS/WVS
Number of wave
Joint EVS/WVS wave
5th wave 2017-2021
7th wave 2017-2022
Number of cases
Countries and territories
The Joint EVS/WVS is constructed from the two EVS and WVS source datasets:
EVS (2022): European Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7500 Data file Version 5.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13897.
Haerpfer, C., Inglehart, R., Moreno, A., Welzel, C., Kizilova, K., Diez-Medrano J., M. Lagos, P. Norris, E. Ponarin & B. Puranen et al. (eds.). 2022. World Values Survey: Round Seven–Country-Pooled Datafile. Madrid, Spain & Vienna, Austria: JD Systems Institute & WVSA Secretariat. Version 4.0.0, doi:10.14281/18241.138.
Access to Data and Documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS
The representatives of the EVS and WVS secretariats and data archives met on Friday 14 August 2020 to agree on the workflows, procedures and standards for data archiving and data release of the joint EVS-WVS core dataset.
The preparation of the joint file is one of the core aspects of the agreement between the European Values Study and the World Values Survey. Thanks to this cooperation, the two organizations will offer the research community a joint product, which is expected to include data from 96 countries.
In May 2020, EVS published the third pre-release of EVS2017, which is available alongside accurate documentation via GESIS Data Archive.
In July 2020, WVS published its 7th wave. WVS provides a provisional EVS-WVS Cross-Nationaldataset, created by merging provisional versions of WVS and EVS files. For any questions arising from the use of this dataset, please contact the WVSA Secretariat.
The jointly release of the EVS-WVS dataset, prepared according to the agreed standards, is expected in October 2020.
The joint team of EVS-WVS Italy organized a seminar aimed at presenting research based on previous waves of EVS on the ’68 protest movement and generational values differences.
During the event, Italian team members of EVS, WVS and ESS inform about the development of cross-sectional surveys in Italy. The seminar takes place on 13 December in Milan.
Prima sessione – Il Sessantotto tra passato e presente
Giancarlo ROVATI, Vera LOMAZZI La generazione del Sessantotto: dalla condizione giovanile alla condizione adulta Loredana SCIOLLA, Paola TORRIONI Ritorno al passato? La persistenza del tradizionalismo tra i giovani italiani Riccardo LADINI, Cristiano VEZZONI Il Sessantotto tra nostalgia e rifiuto. Una prospettiva sperimentale su come gli italiani guardano al presente e al passato
Second session – International surveys in Italy. News from the field
Ruud LUIJKX Synergies for (Europe’s) research infrastructures in the social sciences: perspectives of integration Ferruccio BIOLCATI RINALDI, Paolo SEGATTI European Values Study / World Values Survey – Italy 2017-2018 Cristiano VEZZONI European Social Survey – Round 9 Italy
A Joint Liaison Committee has been established with the aim of ensuring regular communication and coordination of common activities between the two organizations.
In line with this agreement, both organizations coordinated the questionnaire’s design and the overlap in the two questionnaires is about 70%. In all European countries, the EVS questionnaire is applied, and data collection is coordinated by EVS according to the strict methodological guidelines prepared by EVS Methodology Group that are specifically adapted to the European context.
The MoU also covers issues related to data exchange, cleaning, archiving, integration, embargo (§9). The joint data dissemination and data property are described in details in the document attached to the MoU.
In addition, the representatives of the EVS and WVS secretariats and data archives met on Friday 14 August 2020 to agree on the workflows, procedures and standards for data archiving and data release of the joint EVS-WVS core dataset. Thanks to this cooperation, the two organizations will offer the research community a joint product, which is expected to include data from 96 countries.
In May 2020, EVS published the third pre-release of EVS2017 and on October 20, 2020 EVS published its Full release.
In July 2020, WVS published its 7th wave. WVS provides a provisional EVS-WVS Cross-National, created by merging provisional versions of WVS and EVS files. For any questions arising from the use of this dataset, please contact the WVSA Secretariat.
The joint release of the EVS-WVS dataset, prepared according to the agreed standards, has been published on November 13, 2020 and updated on January 26, 2021, July 7, 2021, and May 23, 2022.