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.
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/
In a recent editorial on the website avocatnet.ro, Claudiu Tufis (Member of EVS Romania), commented a recent study investigating Romanian teachers‘ values and make a comparison with the broader population’s attitudes (when the same items were used) with data from EVS 2017. He found that
- Teachers are in fact more tolerant and more democratic than the general population. With differences in favor of teachers from 6% (rejection of neighboring Roma) and up to 31% (acceptance of homosexuality).
- Furthermore, teachers are more tolerant and more democratic even when compared to the population with higher education. In the case of Roma neighbors, the difference is not significant, but in all other cases, the difference is large enough to be significant.
As compared to the whole population or to the higher education population, teachers are one of the few factors that slowly help to democratize the population of Romania.
The article, in Romanian language, is available here.
By the end of September 2018, 25 countries concluded the data collection. Norway, Serbia and Italy started the fieldwork!
During the panel “Values, Attitudes and Stereotypes: New Findings from the World Values Survey” Dr. Ruta Ziliukaite presented her paper “Cultural Values, Path Dependency and Development of Civil Society: Case of Lithuania”. She used Lithuanian data from all waves of WVS and EVS (1990-2017).
An abstract can be found here.
The Swiss EVS team from FORS participated in the EVS panel “The European Values Study: a project that bridges past and future. 40 years of values research and methodological innovations” at the 71° WAPOR Conference in Marrakech (27-30 June 2018) with the paper “Questions in context: location and order effects in the measurement of values” by Alexandre Pollien, Michèle Ernst Stähli, Michael Ochsner and Patricia Milbert.
The EVS team from the Netherlands participated in the EVS panel “The European Values Study: a project that bridges past and future. 40 years of values research and methodological innovations” at the 71° WAPOR Conference in Marrakech (27-30 June 2018) with the paper “A Growing Educational Divide? Evidence from the Netherlands from 5 EVS Waves” from Tim Reeskens, Inge Sieben, Loek Halman (all Tilburg University).
EVS participated in the 71° WAPOR Conference in Marrakech (27-30 June 2018) with a panel, chaired by Vera Lomazzi and Ruud Luijkx, aimed at illustrating the most recent methodological innovations employed in EVS2017 together with some first substantive results from the most recent collected data. The panel proposed four presentations:
The European Values Study from 1981 to 2026: Methodological Developments
Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University), Vera Lomazzi (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Using Web Probing to Elucidate Respondents’ Understanding of “Minorities“ in Cross-Cultural Comparative Research
Michael Braun, Dorothée Behr, Katharina Meitinger, Klara Raiber (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Questions in context: location and order effects in the measurement of values
Alexandre Pollien, Michèle Ernst Stähli, Michael Ochsner, Patricia Milbert (FORS)
A Growing Educational Divide? Evidence from the Netherlands from 5 EVS Waves
Tim Reeskens, Inge Sieben, Loek Halman (Tilburg University)
Other members of EVS participated in different panels: Pablo Christmann from the German EVS team gave a presentation “How people evaluate democracy: An assessment of the effects of economic performance and quality of democracy on satisfaction with democracy“; and Ziva Broder, Simona Zavratnik, Rebeka Falle Zorman from the Slovenian EVS team gave the presentation “Public opinion and migration: the case study from Slovenian perspective „