Category Archives: Dissemination

Webinar on Results in ITaly

During the webinar organized by the publisher IlMulino, Ferruccio Biolcati, Giancarlo Rovati and Paolo Segatti, editors of the book based on the EVS/WVS results in Italy (“Come cambiano gli italiani“) will be interviewed on the most relevant aspects of the research. The interview will be streamed on November 19, 2020 at 17.30 on the YouTube and Facebook account of EdizionidelMulino.

Video now available here.

EVS Videos

To celebrate the Full release of EVS 2017, EVS creates videos aimed at showing the potentialities of EVS data.

Europeans… Who are they? What do they think? What unites them? And what makes them distinct? Loek Halman (Tilburg University, Netherlands) presents the main features of the goldmine offered by the European Values Study.
Data from the European Values Study are suitable for teaching purposes. In this video, Inge Sieben (Tilburg University, Netherlands) guides you in the discover of the most recent web-tool developed in the context of the Erasmus+ KA2 project European Values in Education (EVALUE),
In this video, some of the 35 national representatives of EVS offer insights based on the EVS results in their countries.

Werte – Zoom

The Austrian team of EVS launched a new project “Values – Zoom” aimed at presenting selected Austrian results in the in an international comparison: concise, informative and hopefully interesting for readers.

The series concerns several topics including trust in institutions, interpersonal trust, religiosity, family values. The series, published in local language, is available on this webpage.

Values in Poland: New Book

Edited by Mirosława MARODY and with contribution by Joanna KONIECZNA-SAŁAMATIN, Maja SAWICKA, Sławomir MANDES, Grażyna KACPROWICZ, Krzysztof BULKOWSKI, and Jerzy BARTKOWSKI, the new book SPOŁECZEŃSTWO NA ZAKRĘCIE. Zmiany postaw i wartości Polaków w latach 1990–2018 (SOCIETY IN A BEND Changes in attitudes and values of Poles between 1990-2018) includes studies on value change in Poland.

The thirtieth anniversary of the political transformation is an excellent moment to take stock of the changes in attitudes and values of our society. Such an opportunity was created by the long-term participation of the Polish team in the international European Values Study (EVS). Repeated every nine years on representative samples of Poles offers a unique opportunity to follow the changes taking place in their consciousness.

In this book we set ourselves the task of systematically reconstructing the process of evolution of values in Polish society. We then ask to what extent its direction is consistent with the overarching goal of the systemic transformation, which was to build a liberal-democratic social order. We also try to answer the question what are the social sources of political divisions in contemporary Poland by analyzing arguments in favor of different hypotheses explaining the phenomenon of populism and proposing an additional hypothesis of ‘banks of anger’.

In the analysis we use not only data from the EVS questionnaire survey, but also information obtained from focused group interviews, in-depth individual interviews and fragments of the analysis of selected social media content.
from the Introduction

The analyses and the presentation are carried out in a fair and clear way. And above all, they produce interesting results. Among them, the following can be pointed out:

  • The visible secularization of Polish society over time,
  • Continued relatively weak interest in politics,
  • The small role of traditional socio-demographic factors in defining right-wing and left-wing society.
    (from a review by prof. dr hab. Andrzej Rychard)

The authors’ efforts to interweave the description of captured statistical relationships with the analysis of qualitative material should be appreciated. Sometimes qualitative descriptions are only illustrations of slings reconstructed statistically in trends, at other times they provide an understanding of the mechanisms behind them, at other times they suggest other interpretative possibilities.
(from a review by dr hab. Przemysław Sadura)

EVS Results in Poland

The Polish team of EVS published several academic articles based on EVS results

(in English)

2020, Sławomir Mandes, Clerical Sexual Abuse in an Illiberal State: the Case of Poland, Journal of Church and State, 62(1), pp. 110-134, doi: 10.1093/jcs/csz089

2020, Joanna Konieczna-Sałamatin and Maja Sawicka, The East of the West or the West of the East? Attitudes towards the European Union and European Integration in Poland after 2008, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, on-line first, 10.1177/0888325420926633

(in Polish)

2018, Sławomir Mandes, Konstanty Strzyczkowski, Wartości na sprzedaż. Budowanie wizerunku marki w mediach społecznościowych. Forum Socjologiczne, vol. 8, pp. 202-218, doi: 10.19195/2083-7763.9.16

2019, Joanna Konieczna-Sałamatin. Konkurencja, zagrożenie czy ratunek dla gospodarki? Postawy Polaków wobec imigrantów (Competition, threat or a lifebuoy for the economy? Attitudes of Poles towards immigrants). Studia Socjologiczno-Polityczne. Seria Nowa, 1(10), 61–82. https://doi.org/10.26343/0585556X11003

2019, Agnieszka Karlińska, Maja Sawicka, Jednostka w systemie (realnego) kapitalizmu: analiza korpusowa społecznych wyobrażeń o relacji łączącej jednostki i system społeczny. Studia Socjologiczno-Polityczne. Seria Nowa, 2, 13-34. https://doi.org/10.26343/0585556X21101

2019, Sławomir Mandes, Pomiędzy antyklerykalizmem a ortodoksją. Religijność Polaków w świetle danych Europejskiego Sondażu Wartości. Studia Socjologiczno-Polityczne. Seria Nowa, 2, 35-50. https://doi.org/10.26343/0585556X21102

2019, Jerzy Bartkowski, Społeczne poparcie dla rządów wojskowych i wojskowego zamachu stanu w Polsce w perspektywie porównawczej. Studia Socjologiczno-Polityczne. Seria Nowa, 2, 51-78. https://doi.org/10.26343/0585556X21103

How Italians change. Values and attitudes from the eighties to today

The joint EVS-WVS Italian team published the book “Come cambiano gli italiani, Valori e atteggiamenti dagli anni Ottanta a oggi” (How Italians change. Values and attitudes from the eighties to today).

How have Italians changed from the 1980s to today? How have Italians’ attitudes towards society, politics, work, family, religion, the European Union, science, the environment changed? Organized in fifteen short chapters dedicated to individual themes of great cultural, social and political relevance, the book presents the unpublished results of a major survey on the values of Europeans and Italians. Thanks to the comparison with similar data from previous research, the authors can conduct an in-depth analysis of the opinions and attitudes of Italians over the last forty years and measure the underlying trends of public opinion and our society over time.

Edited by Ferruccio Biolcati, Giancarlo Rovati and Paolo Segatti, the book includes chapters drafted by members of the Italian team and other Italian value scholars.

Full release of the EVS2017 Integrated Datasets

The full release of the EVS2017 includes data and documentation of altogether 35 participating countries and two surveys of minorities. As previous waves (1981, 1990, 1999, 2008), the fifth wave maintains a persistent focus on a broad range of values.

The release includes three integrated datasets:

  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from 56.491 respondents and 34 countries.
  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data (ZA7502) includes data from about 10.500 respondents and the four countries (DE, IS, CH, NL) that applied the matrix design. Please consult the documentation describing the concept behind the composition of the two EVS 2017 integrated datasets (GESIS Papers Guide to mixed-mode approach and matrix design).
  • The EVS2017 Integrated Dataset – Sensitive Data (ZA7501) contains data that could not be included in the SUF because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its use is subject to specific contractual regulations. The contract allowing for off-site access can be downloaded here

In addition and due to their specific samples, individual datasets will be released in the context of EVS2017.

For more information, please go to the EVS Survey 2017.

The data and documentation is accessible through the GESIS data collection at GESIS- Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

Vera Lomazzi presented EVS2017 at ESA-RN21

On 9.10, Vera Lomazzi gave the keynote speech “Cross-Cultural Comparability in Large-Scale Surveys. Challenges and Innovation through Research Infrastructure Synergies” at the Mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association, Research Network 21 “Quantitative Methods”.

In her talk, she presented the methodological innovation of EVS2017 and how the cooperation with European survey infrastructures in the SERISS project as well as with the World Values Survey, favored the improvement of data quality and cross-cultural comparability in the fifth wave of EVS.

In the same keynote session, Rory Fitzgerald (ESS ERIC) presented the European Social Survey and the current challenges (and possible solutions) of empirical data collection. Furthermore, the collaboration between EVS and ESS ERIC in the context of the EC funded project “SUSTAIN II” has been presented.

Vera Lomazzi also informed about the upcoming final release of EVS2017 (20 October 2020) and of the EVS-WVS Joint Core Dataset (30.10.2020).

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