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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!

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/

Teachers’ values in Romania

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

  1. 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).
  2. 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.

Austrian data from EVS 2017 published

The Austrian team published recently first results from EVS 2017. More information you will find under the following links:

https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/presse/aktuelle-pressemeldungen/detailansicht/artikel/oesterreicherinnen-und-oesterreicher-in-vielen-lebensbereichen-zufrieden/

https://schautv.at/warum-eigentlich/wertestudie-was-ist-ein-echter-oesterreicher/400150746

https://www.profil.at/oesterreich/titelgeschichte-woran-oesterreich-glaubt-10422507

https://kurier.at/politik/inland/wertestudie-wer-ist-ein-echter-oesterreicher/400151376?jwsource=cl

https://oesterreich.orf.at/stories/2942989/

Conducting probability based mixed-mode surveys

Experimental evidence from the European Values Study

The ESS survey methods seminar series organised with City, University of London and NatCen Social Research returns to Londonon Thursday 6 September. Pablo Christmann (member of the German Team of EVS) will focus on conducting probability based mixed-mode surveys using experimental evidence from EVS2017.

Click here for more information and to sign up for the event.

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Questions in context: location and order effects in the measurement of values

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.

A Growing Educational Divide? Evidence from the Netherlands from 5 EVS Waves

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).

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