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ZA3811: EVS - European Values Study 1999 - Integrated Dataset

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  • ZA3811_v3-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 26 MBytes
  • ZA3811_v3-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 30 MBytes
  • ZA3811_v3-0-0_2014-07-21_patch_1.sps (Dataset) 32 KBytes

Questionnaires

  • ZA3776_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 426 KBytes
  • ZA3777_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 289 KBytes
  • ZA3778_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 678 KBytes
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  • ZA3786_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
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  • ZA3788_q_is.pdf (Questionnaire) 471 KBytes
  • ZA3789_q_nir.pdf (Questionnaire) 449 KBytes
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  • ZA3795_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 933 KBytes
  • ZA3796_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3797_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 527 KBytes
  • ZA3798_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 789 KBytes
  • ZA3799_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA3800_q_hr.pdf (Questionnaire) 502 KBytes
  • ZA3801_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 817 KBytes
  • ZA3802_q_ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3803_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 436 KBytes
  • ZA3804_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 736 KBytes
  • ZA3805_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3806_q_ua.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3807_q_by.pdf (Questionnaire) 801 KBytes
  • ZA3808_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 674 KBytes
  • ZA3811_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 605 KBytes

Codebooks

  • ZA3776_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 2 MBytes
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  • ZA3778_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3779_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 2 MBytes
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  • ZA3781_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 1 MByte
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  • ZA3807_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3808_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA3811_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 5 MBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA4804_EVS_1981-2008_Overview.xlsx (Table) 137 KBytes
  • ZA4804_weights.pdf (Remarks) 895 KBytes
  • ZA3811_DOI-list.pdf (Other Document) 38 KBytes
  • ZA3811_SourceBook.pdf (Data Depositor Report) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3811_v3-0-0_ddi20_Codebook_20140901.xml (DDI-C Codebook) 3 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation EVS (2011): EVS - European Values Study 1999 - Integrated Dataset. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3811 Data file Version 3.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10789
Study No.ZA3811
TitleEVS - European Values Study 1999 - Integrated Dataset
Current Version3.0.0, 2011-11-20, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10789
Date of Collection1999 - 2001
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Zulehner, Paul M. - University of Vienna, Austria
  • Rotman, David - Belarus State University, Belarus
  • Titarenko, Larissa - Belarus State University, Belarus
  • Billiet, Jaak - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Dobbelaere, Karel - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Bawin, Bernadette - University of Liège, Belgium
  • Kerkhofs, Jan - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Fotev, Georgy - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Marinov, Mario - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Baloban, Josip - University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Rabusic, Ladislav - Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Gundelach, Peter - University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Saar, Andrus - SAAR POLL, Estonia
  • Pehkonen, Juhani - TNS Gallup Oy, Finland
  • Tchernia, Jean-François - Tchernia Etudes Conseil, France
  • Puranen, Bi - Theseus International Management Institute, France
  • Jagodzinski, Wolfgang - University of Cologne, Germany
  • Harding, Stephen - ISR Surveys, Great Britain
  • Anheier, Helmut - London School of Economics and Political Science, Great Britain
  • Gari, Aikaterini - University of Athens, Greece
  • Georgas, James - University of Athens, Greece
  • Mylonas, Kostas - University of Athens, Greece
  • Tomka, Miklós - Hungarian Religious Research Centre, Hungary
  • Jónsson, Fridrik H. - University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Olafsson, Stefan - University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Fahey, Tony - The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland
  • Sinnott, Richard - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Gubert, Renzo - University of Trento, Italy
  • Zepa, Brigita - Baltic Institute of Social Sciences, Riga
  • Alishauskiene, Rasa - Institute for Social Research, Lithuania
  • Juknevicius, Stanislovas - Lithuanian Institute of Culture and Arts, Lithuania
  • Estgen, Pol - SeSoPI Centre Intercommunautaire, Luxembourg
  • Legrand, Michel - SeSoPI Centre Intercommunautaire, Luxembourg
  • Abela, Anthony M. - University of Malta, Malta
  • Arts, Wil A. - Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Hagenaars, Jacques A.P. - Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Halman, Loek - Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Luijkx, Ruud - Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Hayes, Bernadette C. - Queen´s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jasinska-Kania, Aleksandra - University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Konieczna, Joanna - University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Marody, Mira - University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Cabral, Manuel Villaverde - University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ramos, Alice - University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Vala, Jorge - University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Pop, Lucien - Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Voicu, Malina - Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Zamfir, Catalin - Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Bashkirova, Elena - Bashkirova & Partners, Russian Federation
  • Kusá, Zuzana - Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic
  • Malnar, Brina - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Tos, Niko - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Elzo, Javier - University of Deusto, Spain
  • Orizo, Francisco Andrés - DATA S.A., Spain
  • Pettersson, Thorleif - Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Esmer, Yilmaz - Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Balakireva, Olga - Ukrainian Institute for Social Research, Ukraine

Content

AbstractThe online overview offers comprehensive metadata on the EVS datasets and variables. The variable overview of the four EVS waves 1981, 1990, 1999/2000, and 2008 allows for identifying country specific deviations in the question wording within and across the EVS waves. This overview can be found at: Online Variable Overview. Moral, religious, societal, political, work, and family values of Europeans. Topics: The question program is divided in three parts: besides a common question program for all countries there is a voluntary supplement program and further country-specific questions. 1. Common question program: leisure time: importance of areas of life; feeling of happiness; memberships and honorary activities in clubs, parties, organizations, citizens´ initiatives and occupation organizations; interactions in leisure time; tolerance regarding minorities, those of other beliefs and foreigners; interhuman trust; self-effectiveness (scale); general contentment with life (scale). working world: importance of selected characteristics of occupational work (scale); personal employment; general work satisfaction (scale); self-determination at work (scale); work ethic (scale); attitude to achievement-based pay and following work instructions without criticism; priority of nationals over foreigners as well as men over women with shortage of jobs; assumed priority of individual or social reasons for the situation of economic need of individuals; freedom of the unemployed to reject a job offer (scale). politics: party preference; attitude to foreign workers in one´s country; fear of the future; assimilation and integration of immigrants; concept of a just society (more welfare state or liberalism, scale); interest in political news in the media; individualism and thinking of the community; interest in politics; political participation; self-assessment on a left-right continuum (scale); self-responsibility or governmental provision (scale); attitude to competition freedom and entrepreneur freedom (scale); satisfaction with democracy; attitude to the current political system of the country and judgement on the political system of the country ten years ago (scale); preference for a democratic political system or for strong leadership of an individual politician (scale); attitude to democracy (scale); loss of national characteristics through unification of Europe. religion: individual or general standard for good and evil; current and possibly earlier religious denomination; current frequency of church attendance and at the age of 12; importance of religious celebration at birth, marriage and funeral; self-assessment of religiousness; ability of the religious community in moral questions, with problems in family life, with spiritual needs and current social problems of the country; belief in God, life after death, hell, heaven, sin, telepathy and reincarnation; belief in God or nihilism (scale); importance of God in one´s life (scale); comfort and strength through belief; prayer and Meditation; frequency of prayer; possession and belief in lucky charms or talisman (scale); reading and observing horoscopes; attitude to separation of church (religion) and state (scale). family and marriage: most important criteria for a successful marriage (scale); attitude to marriage and traditional family structure (scale); attitude to one´s own children (scale); attitude to traditional understanding of one´s role of man and woman in occupation and family (scale); attitude to a traditional or liberal parent-child relation; importance of educational goals; attitude to abortion. society: preference for individual freedom or social equality; postmaterialism (scale); preferred social development (scale); attitude to technical progress; trust in institutions; observing individual human rights in the country; attitude to environmental protection (scale); closeness to family, neighborhood, the people in the region, countrymen, Europeans and humanity; closeness to older people, the unemployed, foreigners and handicapped as well as readiness to make an effort for these groups; personal reasons for assistance with older people as well as foreigners; identification with the city, region, the nation, Europe and the world; national pride. morals and sexuality: moral attitudes (tax evasion, theft, use of drugs, lying, bribe money, corruption, euthanasia, suicide, environmental pollution, alcohol at the wheel; scale); moral attitudes to partnership and sexuality (homosexuality, abortion, divorce, promiscuity; scale); assumed spreading of immoral behavior in the population of the country (scale); attitude to punishment dependent on the situation of culprit or victim (scale). Demography: sex; year of birth; marital status and living together with a partner; number of children; school education; age at termination of school training; employment; superior function and span of control; company size; occupation (ISCO88) and occupational position; length of unemployment; size of household; ages of children in household; head of household; characteristics of head of household; household income. Also encoded was: city size; region; country. 2. In some countries the following additional questions were posed: attitude to privatization of national companies (scale); readiness to go to war for one´s country; attitude to equal income or income based on achievement (scale); preference for individual or government provision for pensions as well as for housing (scale); attitude to fundamental or only cautious changes in one´s own life; attitude to revolutionary change of society; judgement on the solvability of environmental problems, crime and unemployment at national level; job security; thoughts about the meaning of life; belief in angels and supernatural powers; attitude to conducting religious practices in school; attitude to dealing with different religious traditions; attitude to prohibiting books and films hostile to religion; assessment of the influence of the churches on politics in the country; moral concepts about traveling without a ticket, political murder, embryo research, gene manipulation, prostitution, pedophilia (scale); trust in countrymen. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent; willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded: date of interview; length of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
Topics Topics
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Ukraine (UA)
UniverseThe adult population of the country 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Representative multi-stage random sample Representative multi-stage random sample of the adult population of the country 18 years old and older. They were supposed to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. With the exception of Greece, in all countries surveys were carried out by experienced professional survey organizations. The slightly different sampling procedures in each country are described in detail in the source book of Loek Halman, The European Values Study: A Third Wave. Source book of the 1999/2000 European Values Study Surveys. Tilburg: EVS, WORC, Tilburg University 2001. Retrieved from EVS website/Surveys/Survey 1999: http://www.europeanvaluesstudy.eu/.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire. In Iceland about a quarter of the respondents were interviewed by telephone. These were respondents in remote areas of the country.
Data CollectorFessel - GfK Austria; Nationaal instituut voor dataverzameling/Dimarso, Belgium; Institute of Sociology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; The Centre of Political and Sociological Researches of Belarus State University; SC&C Ltd., Statistical Consultations and Computing, Czech Republic; INFAS, Bonn, Germany; SFI, The Danish national institute of social research; Saar Poll, Ltd. Tallinn, Estonia; Data SA, Madrid; Suomen Gallup Oy, Helsinki; Research International, France; Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, The University of Athens; Market Research Agency ´Target´, Croatia; Szonda-Ipsos Média-, Vélemény - és Piackutató Intézet, Budapest; The Institute of Social Research at the University of Iceland; The Survey Unit, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; Centro Ricerche Sociali di Moncomo G. e C. SaS, Milan; Baltic Surveys Ltd., Lithuania; ILRES Market Research, Luxembourg; Latvia Social Research Centre, Latvia; MISCO International, Malta; Research and Evaluation Services, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Survey data, Tilburg, The Netherlands; CBOS - Public Opinion Research Center, Poland; Euroteste - Marketing E Opinião, Portugal; The Research Institute for the Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania; ROMIR, Moscow, Russia; ARS - research AB, Stockholm, Sweden; Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Center, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Agentúra MVK, Bratislava, Slovakia; Social Monitoring Centre (NGO) and Ukrainian Institute for Social Research, Ukraine; Quality Fieldwork & Research Services, Great Britain; Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; Birim Arastirma, Turkey
Date of Collection
  • 1999 - 2001 (France: 1999-03-23 to 1999-04-10 Great Britain: 1999-10-01 to 1999-11-30 Germany West: 1999-10-01 to 1999-12-31 Germany East: 1999-10-01 to 1999-12-31 Austria: 1999-08-01 to 1999-10-31 Italy: 1999-03-01 to 1999-05-31 Spain: 1999-03-01 to 1999-04-30 Portugal: 1999-10-01 to 1999-12-31 The Netherlands: 1999-03-01 to 1999-08-31 Belgium: 1999-03-01 to 1999-06-30 Denmark: 1999-04-01 to 1999-11-30 Sweden: 1999-11-15 to 2000-02-13 Finland: 2000-09-01 to 2000-10-31 Iceland: 1999-06-01 to 1999-12-31 Northern Ireland: 1999-07-01 to 1999-11-30 Ireland: 1999-10-01 to 2000-02-28 Estonia: 1999-10-01 to 1999-10-31 Latvia: 1999-03-01 to 1999-03-31 Lithuania: 1999-11-01 to 1999-12-31 Poland: 1999-02-01 to 1999-03-31 Czech Republic: 1999-03-01 to 1999-05-31 Slovak Republic: 1999-06-01 to 1999-07-31 Hungary: 1999-11-01 to 1999-12-31 Romania: 1999-07-01 to 1999-07-31 Bulgaria: 1999-06-01 to 1999-07-31 Croatia: 1999-03-01 to 1999-04-30 Greece: 1999-03-01 to 1999-06-30 Russian Federation: 1999-04-01 to 1999-06-30 Malta: 1999-03-01 to 1999-05-31 Luxembourg: 1999-07-01 to 1999-10-31 Slovenia: 1999-10-01 to 1999-10-31 Ukraine: 1999-12-01 to 1999-12-31 Belarus: 2000-03-01 to 2000-04-30 Turkey: 2001-09-01 to 2001-10-01 )

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2011-11-20 Full data release as of November 2011 https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10789
2.0.02006-5-30 Full data release as of May 2006 https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3811
1.0.02003-9-30 Data release as of September 2003 (CD-ROM version) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11307
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2014-7-21v320_cs, v317_3, v251_mt, v252_mt, v253_mt, datasetPlease download PATCH 1 for error correction in Integrated Dataset (v 3.0.0): ZA3811_v3-0-0_2014-07-21_patch_1.sps
V320_cs: ALL COUNTRIES: Standardization of income categories. Correction: Categories have been labeled by national currency according to ISO 4271 alphabetic code. Source: www.iso.org. BELGIUM: Income categories were labeled as income per year, although monthly income was asked. Correction: first income category has been labeled "BEF per month". ICELAND: Income categories were asked as "thousand Krona". Values in the dataset were labeled erroneously as "Krona", though income interval was not multiplied by 1000. Correction: income intervals were multiplied by 1000 and labeled as income in ISK.
V317_3: ALL COUNTRIES: Correction of wild codes and changing and/or adding of value labels. Wild codes which could not be identified and recoded accordingly were recoded into the next identifiable higher level ISCO-88 profession unit.
v251_mt, v252_mt, v253_mt: MALTA: Variables were erroneously built with the ISO 3166-1 country code for Malta. Correction: value codes containing ISO 3166-1 country identifier were recoded to simple value codes.
DATASET: Standardization and correction of spelling of variable and value labels.
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-10-31datasetNot all changes from version 2.0.0 to version 3.0.0 are included in the list below. For further changes, please see Variable Report, section "Data and Documents".--
2011-10-31o45No data included for Denmark.2011-11-20Data for Denmark is included in the current version of the Integrated Dataset.
2011-10-31o5For Luxembourg original question is not comparable to Master Questionnaire due to deviation in question contents.2011-11-20A new variable o5_lu has been created for Luxembourg.
2012-3-7o22For Luxembourg original question is not comparable to Master Questionnaire due to deviation in answer categories. Q54J_LU refers to major changes in ´society´ not in ´life´ as defined in Master Questionnaire.2011-11-20A new variable o22_01 has been created for Luxembourg.

Further Remarks

NotesIn Iceland about a quarter of the respondents were interviewed by telephone. These were respondents in remote areas of the country. The Greek data don’t reflect the composition of the entire Greek population, measured in terms of the distribution of the demographic variables. The slightly different sampling procedures in each country are described in detail in the source book of L. Halman mentioned below.
Number of Units: 41125
Number of Variables: 513
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • The EVS Bibliography lists all kinds of publications using EVS data, based on national and cross-national analysis. The bibliography is an easy way to find relevant publications in the field of value studies. Moreover, some enhanced publications with information on the datasets, variables, and syntax codes of the concepts used are available. The EVS Bibliography can be found here.
  • Atlas of European Values: Trends and Traditions at the turn of the Century. Loek Halman, Inge Sieben, and Marga van Zundert, Tilburg University. Leiden, Tilburg: Brill 2012. See EVS webpage: here
  • The European Values Study: A Third Wave. Source book of the 1999/2000 European Values Study Surveys. Halman, Loek, Tilburg: EVS, WORC, Tilburg University 2001. See EVS webpage: here
Relevant full texts
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  European Values Study (EVS)
    The European Values Study 1981-2017 is a large-scale, cross-national and longitudinal survey research program carried out under the responsibility of the European Values Study Foundation. The five EVS waves 1981, 1990, 2008, and 2017 cover a broad range of topics including the main domains of life: work and leisure time, family and sexuality, religion, politics and ethics. The EVS holding includes integrated datasets on every EVS wave and additionally for the waves 1999 and 2008 the national datasets. The current EVS Longitudinal Data File 1981-2008 is based on the four waves and can be easily merged with the World Values Survey 1981-2014 to an Integrated Values Surveys 1981-2014 Data File.