Methods and sample – Survey 1999

The 1999-questionnaire was designed around four broad domains or themes of life: religion and morality, politics, work and leisure, primary relations. In all countries representative national samples were asked this questionnaire, but the quality of the samples varies from country to country. With the exception of Greece, in all countries surveys were carried out by experienced professional survey organizations. The surveys were performed through face-to-face interviews among samples of all adult citizens aged 18 years and older. No upper age limit was imposed.

Guidelines for the surveys were provided by the coordinating organization at Tilburg University and in order to get standardized information on the surveys in the various countries, the national representatives had to complete a methodological questionnaire. This questionnaire, developed by the EVS methodology group, provides detailed information on the translation of the questionnaire, the sampling procedures, fieldwork, weighting, national codes, the inclusion of optional and country-specific questions, etc. More information on the 1999 survey can be found in the sourcebook.

Access to data and documentation

Data and Documentation: Information about and access to the integrated dataset and documentation.
Participating countries and country information: Information about national datasets and access to field questionnaires and variable reports.

Comparisons across EVS waves

The Common EVS/WVS Dictionary – EVS Trend provides an overview of all variables used in the five EVS waves and their correspondence in terms of comparability. Further, the EVS variable catalogue in the GESIS Search contains the variable documentation and enables the search for variables and questions as well as their comparison.
EVS 1981-2017 Method Overview provides summarized information for all participating countries on origin and content of data in the single EVS waves.