Category Archives: Survey 2017

EVS Results in Georgia

In the online journal Financial several articles based on EVS proved information on the Georgian society.

Among the most recently published, “Does marriage still matter?” by Ani Lortkipanidze (member of the Georgian team at GORBI), uses data from EVS to explore whether marriage is considered an outdated institution by people in Georgia, Belarus, Bulgaria, and Russia.

Other pieces are, for example:

“In Georgia, the Press is Sinking, but Labor is at the Bottom”, Published on July 9, 2018

After Cannabis Legalization, Volume Limits on Khantsi?” Published on August 13, 2018

The Georgian Army Rules” Published on June 25, 2019

Most young Georgians believe in hell and heaven?” Published on: June 18, 2018

No Sex, but Drugs and rock & roll” Published on May 28, 2018

Catch Up and Overtake America’ has failed, shall we give it another try?” Published on: May  21, 2018

EVS General Assembly

The annual General Assembly of EVS took place in Ljubljana on 21-22 February 2019. The meeting has been organized in collaboration with the Slovenian Team of EVS at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

In addition to the Assembly of the Council, about 60 representatives from 26 countries provided feedback concerning the fieldwork in their country. Decisions made regarding the data processing have been reported and the workflow for the countries to be included in the 2nd pre-release has been discussed. The participants also planned joint dissemination activities related to EVS2017

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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