Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 dataset
The European Value Study (EVS) and the World Value Survey (WVS) are two large-scale, cross-national, and repeated cross-sectional survey research programs. They include a large number of questions, which have been replicated since the early eighties.
In line with the Memorandum of Understandings, both organizations agreed to cooperate in joint data collection from 2017. EVS has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in European countries, using the EVS questionnaire and EVS methodological guidelines. WVSA has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in countries in the world outside Europe, using the WVS questionnaire and WVS methodological guidelines. 10 countries (Armenia, Czechia, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine) conducted surveys in both waves EVS 2017 and WVS7.
Both organizations developed their draft questionnaires independently. The joint items define the Common Core of both questionnaires. They are marked in yellow in the two Master Questionnaires (EVS2017 MQ and WVS7 MQ).
The EVS archive (GESIS) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing of the European surveys. The WVS archive (JDS Madrid) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing for the non-European surveys and the WVS surveys additionally conducted in Andorra, Armenia, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Based on the Common EVS/WVS Dictionary agreed by EVS and WVS the Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 dataset (Joint EVS/WVS) has been constructed in close collaboration.
The fourth version of the Joint EVS/WVS includes data and documentation of altogether 90 countries and territories: 36 from the EVS 2017, and 64 from the WVS7. Ten of these countries (Armenia, Czechia, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine) conducted surveys in both waves EVS and WVS.
Composition of the Joint EVS/WVS
|Number of wave||Joint EVS/WVS wave||5th wave 2017-2021||7th wave 2017-2022|
|Number of cases||153.716||59.438||94.278|
|Countries and territories||90||36||64|
|Number of variables||231||474||563|
The Joint EVS/WVS is constructed from the two EVS and WVS source datasets:
- EVS (2022): European Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7500 Data file Version 5.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13897.
- Haerpfer, C., Inglehart, R., Moreno, A., Welzel, C., Kizilova, K., Diez-Medrano J., M. Lagos, P. Norris, E. Ponarin & B. Puranen et al. (eds.). 2022. World Values Survey: Round Seven–Country-Pooled Datafile. Madrid, Spain & Vienna, Austria: JD Systems Institute & WVSA Secretariat. Version 5.0.0, doi:10.14281/18241.20.
Access to Data and Documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS