Data and Documentation – EVS Trend File

Access to data and documentation
  • EVS Trend File 1981-2017 (ZA7503)
    The Scientific Use File contains de facto anonymized data provided for direct download through the GESIS data catalogue.
  • EVS Trend File 1981-2017 – Sensitive Dataset (ZA7504)
    This data file contains data that could not be included in the Scientific Use File because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its usage is subject to specific contractual regulations. The contract allowing for off-site access can be download here.

For further information on data download, see Data Access.

Suggested citation of the EVS Trend Files

  • EVS (2021): EVS Trend File 1981-2017. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7503 Data file Version 2.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13736.
  • EVS (2021): EVS Trend File 1981-2017 – Sensitive Dataset. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7504. Data file Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13094.

Errata & Version History

  • For information on Errata and Version History, please see the Study description of the EVS Trend File ZA7503, section ‚Errata in current version‘.
Documentation related to the EVS Trend File 1981-2017
Documentation related to the EVS waves
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