Previous Surveys 1981-2008

For more information on study design, fieldwork procedure, and available data and documentation, go to:

1981 – 1st EVS wave (16 countries)
1990 – 2nd EVS wave (29 countries)
1999 – 3rd EVS wave (33 countries)
2008 – 4th EVS wave (47 countries/regions)

The EVS longitudinal data file 1981-2008 has been replaced by the new EVS Trend File 1981-2017 (ZA7503).

ACCES to data and documentation

Data and documentation of the EVS waves and the Longitudinal data File 1981-2008 are available for download from the GESIS data catalogue. For information on how to download EVS data and documentation, see Data Downloads.