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ZA5080: European and World Values Surveys Four-Wave Integrated Data File, 1981-2004

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Values Study Group; World Values Survey Association (2006): European and World Values Surveys Four-Wave Integrated Data File, 1981-2004. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5080 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5080
TitleEuropean and World Values Surveys Four-Wave Integrated Data File, 1981-2004
Current Version1.0.0, 2006-4-23,
Date of Collection03.1981 - 12.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Values Study Group
  • World Values Survey Association


AbstractThis survey is a not up-to-date version and available only for replication purposes (see ´Further Remarks´). Moral, religious, societal, political, work, and family values of citizens in EVS/WVS participating countries. Compilation of the data sets from 1981-1984, 1989-1993, 1994-1999, and 1999-2004. Detailed survey information can be found at the EVS webpage. Furthermore a detailed variable overview is offered at GESIS Online Variable Overview. For WVS an Online Data Analysis System is available.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
  • Employment
  • Cultural and national identity
  • Religion and values
  • Social conditions and indicators
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Family life and marriage
  • Gender and gender roles
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles


Data CollectorAggregate File Producers: Análisis Sociológicos Económicos y Políticos (ASEP) and JD Systems (JDS), Madrid, Spain/Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Date of Collection
  • 03.1981 - 12.2004

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2006-4-23 CD-ROM version (v.20060423, 2006)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe dataset at hand is an outdated version of the Integrated EVS/WVS values surveys. Since 2011 two separate longitudinal data files are offered by EVS and WVS including the waves 1981-1984, 1989-1993, 1994-1999, 1999-2004, 2005-2009, and 2010-2014. Therefore, this dataset version is available for replication only and needs to be requested from the Data Archive staff. The current release of the EVS Longitudinal Data File (ZA4804) is available through the GESIS Data Catalogue. If you additionally want to search for, browse, or analyse the data online, please go to ZACAT where data analyses are available after registration. General information on the EVS waves can be obtained at the EVS web. Up to date versions of the World Values Survey dataset and documentation can be found on the WVS website, section Data and Documentation.
Number of Units: 267.870
Number of Variables: 976
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  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 1981-2017 is based on the four waves and can be easily merged with the World Values Survey (1981-2021) to an Integrated Values Surveys 1981-2021 Data File.