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MaSIR talk: Responsive mixed-mode and face-to-face surveys

During the next MaSIR talk, Pablo Christmann and Sascha Hähnel (German team of EVS) will be talking about “Responsive mixed-mode and face-to-face surveys: An experimental comparison in the context of the European Values Study”.

MaSIR (“Mannheim Survey Infrastructures Research Colloquium”) talks focus on survey methodological topics with a special focus (but not exclusively) on surveys. The meetings are supposed to focus on the discussion of results and ideas and participants are welcome to present preliminary results and work-in-progress.

Please find the details of the meeting below:

When: February 5th 2019, 14:15 – 15:45

Where: B6, 30-32, room 211, 2. Floor (Mannheim)

Organizers: Bernd Weiß (GESIS Panel); Annelies Blom (Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 “Political Economy of Reforms”); Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim)

Nashiville-statement in the Netherlands

EVS data collected in The Netherlands have been used by the Dutch team in response to quite some controversy this week after Kees van der Staaij, the fraction leader of the Reformed Political Party (an orthodox Calvinistic political party), signed the Dutch translation of the so-called Nashville-statement.
This declaration is supposedly providing a contemporary Christian stance towards ethical issues like homosexuality, transgenderism and gender roles. The Dutch team checked how progressive the electorates of the various parties are with respect to homosexuality by using the information collected in EVs2017 through the question whether people think homosexuality should never to always be justified. The team found that the Dutch who are most appealed by this Reformed Political Party are quite anti-lgbt, with a scale score close to the scale minimum. What’s more is that the youngest people attracted to this party are more negative towards homosexuality than elderly voters. Tim Reeskens (National Program director of EVS in the Netherlands) published a piece on this issue in the blog Social Vraagstukken. His interpretation of this controversy is, then, that marketing-wise, it serves the party quite well: as the only political party taking strong stance anti-lgbt, the party might attract some voters with similar homophobe opinions.  is, then, that marketing-wise, it serves the party quite well: as the only political party taking strong stance anti-lgbt, the party might attract some voters with similar homophobe opinions.

First Pre-release of EVS2017

The first pre-release of EVS2017 is now available.

As for the other waves, EVS data is archived at the Data Archive for Social Sciences at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Cologne.

The goal of the EVS Pre-Releases is to make the current data of the European Values Study, which  back in the field since September 2017, quickly available for research. They are lean products created by the research group at Tilburg University, theparticipating countries and the GESIS data archive. The data is based on thequestions of the Master Questionnaire but does not yet include all harmonizedand derived variables. The documentation provides information on the creationand processing of national data, but still in a compact format.

The first version of the integrated dataset contains data from 16 countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Belarus). More than 22.000 persons, selected through random sampling, were interviewed personally (face-to-face).

Here you can find data and documentation.

Current version of the integrated dataset: Release v1-0-0 as of December 2018, doi:10.4232/1.13090.
Documentation: as of December 2018.

For further information on data download, see Data Access

One goal of EVS Pre-releases is to improve the quality of the data and its documentation. Information on errors or omissions in the data and the documentation is very welcome. Please report any problems to the EVS Data Service at GESIS, Cologne. Many thanks!

Quo vadis, Österreich?

What is important to the Austrians in their lives? In what do they believe? How do they work, how do they shape their relationships, how do they relate to politics and society?

The Austrian team of EVS publishes a book analyzing such issues and the change over time in the Austrian society between 1990 and 2018. “Quo vadis, Österreich? Werwandel zwischen 1990 und 2018” is published by Czernin and expected for early 2019.

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Second Italian Conference of EVS-WVS

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

First pre-release of EVS2017

The first pre-release of EVS2017 is coming soon. Data will be made available on December 18th.

The dataset will include the countries:

Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.

Other ten countries concluded the fieldwork and their data processing will be finalized in the next months. Four countries are currently in the fieldwork. The second pre-release is planned for July 2019, the final release for December 2019.

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First presentation of the Dutch EVS 2017

On October 30th Tim Reeskens and the Dutch team presented at Tilburg University the upcoming release of the Dutch EVS 2017. They gave some insights on their project concerning the educational cleavages in social attitudes as well.

The same presentation was also held on November 7th by Tim Reeskens at NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute).

Here you will find the link to the slides: https://www.slideshare.net/reeskens/european-values-study-netherlands-past-present-and-futures/

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