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The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung released a study carried out by Pierre Brechon on French Values.
Three the main highlights:
Social cohesion is based on a solid foundation of values: tolerance and old-ruism have increased over the years, social participation, trust in others and xenophobia remain stable
Attitudes characterised by individualisation are increasing in all areas of life (family, society, religion, work, politics), but do not lead to social egoism.
A mixed picture emerges with regard to attitudes towards democracy: Despite a clear commitment to representative democracy, alternative or authoritarian political systems are becoming increasingly popularAttitudes characterised by individualisation are increasing in all areas of life (family, society, religion, work, politics), but do not lead to social egoism.
The paper can be downloaded here (German).
Pierre Bréchon, Frédéric Gonthier and Sandrine Astor (Grenoble Alpes University, CNRS, Sciences Po Grenoble, Pacte ) have recently published a summary of the results of EVS2017 in France: “The cohesion of French society is not as threatened as we think“.
This post is an adaption of a piece originally published in Le Monde (2019/04/25).
The complete results are published in a book by Pierre Bréchon, Frédéric Gonthier and Sandrine Astor (eds.): La France des Valeurs. Quarante ans d’évolutions, Presses Universitaires de Grenoble, coll. Libres cours Politique, 2019. Website: www.valeurs-france.fr
EVS was conducted in France by some twenty researchers from several social science laboratories, gathered in the Association pour la recherche sur les systèmes de valeurs (Arval). The Pacte Laboratory (Sciences Po Grenoble, CNRS, UGA) was responsible for steering the project. The main random sample consists of 1,870 people, residing in France, aged 18 and over, plus an additional sample of 721 young people aged 18 to 29 selected by quota. The face-to-face interviews were conducted by the Kantar Public Institute from March to August 2018.
The French survey benefited from numerous partnerships: the TGIR Progedo (CNRS-EHESS), the Institut national de la jeunesse et de l’éducation populaire (Injep), the Service d’information du gouvernement (SIG), France Stratégie, EDF, the Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (CNAF), the Fédération internationale des universités catholiques (FIUC), Sciences Po Paris (FNSP) and Sciences Po Grenoble (Pacte).
The complete results are published in La France des valeurs. Forty years of evolution, under the direction of Pierre Bréchon, Frédéric Gonthier and Sandrine Astor (Presses universitaires de Grenoble).
This text is a translation of the original text in French published on PACTE-Grenoble website.