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ZA7501: European Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017) - Sensitive Data

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Citation Citation EVS (2020): European Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017) - Sensitive Data. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7501 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7501
TitleEuropean Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017) - Sensitive Data
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-10-20,
Date of Collection19.06.2017 - 01.03.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Gedeshi, Ilir - Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Tirana, Albania
  • Poghosyan, Gevorg - Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Kritzinger, Sylvia - Department of Government, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Rotman, David - The Center of Sociological and Political Research, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus
  • Pachulia, Merab - SORGU, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Kolenović-Đapo, Jadranka - Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Fotev, Georgy - Faculty for Social Wellbeing, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Baloban, Josip - Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Baloban, Stjepan - Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (since September 2019)
  • Rabušic, Ladislav - Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Frederiksen, Morten - Statistics Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Saar, Erki - Saar Poll, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Ketola, Kimmo - Kirkon tutkimuskeskus, Tampere, Finland
  • Pachulia, Merab - GORBI (Georgian Opinion Research Business International), Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Wolf, Christof - Department of Social Sciences, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany
  • Bréchon, Pierre - Institut d’études politiques de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
  • Voas, David - Department of Social Science, University College London, Great Britain
  • Rosta, Gergely - Department of Sociology, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg A. - Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Rovati, Giancarlo - Department of Sociology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
  • Ziliukaite, Ruta - Department of Sociology, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Petkovska, Antoanela - Department of Sociology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Komar, Olivera - De Facto Consultancy, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Reeskens, Tim - Department of Sociology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Jenssen, Anders T. - Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Soboleva, Natalia - Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  • Marody, Mirosława - Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Voicu, Bogdan - Research institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest, Romania
  • Bešić, Miloš - Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Strapcová, Katarina - Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Uhan, Samo - Faculty of Social Sciences, Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Silvestre Cabrera, María - Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain
  • Wallman-Lundåsen, Susanne - Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Ernst Stähli, Michèle - FORS, Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ramos, Alice - Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


AbstractThe European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national and longitudinal survey research program on how Europeans think about family, work, religion, politics, and society. Repeated every nine years in an increasing number of countries, the survey provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of citizens all over Europe. As previous waves conducted in 1981, 1990, 1999, 2008, the fifth EVS wave maintains a persistent focus on a broad range of values. Questions are highly comparable across waves and regions, making EVS suitable for research aimed at studying trends over time. The new wave has seen a strengthening of the methodological standards. The full release of the EVS 2017 includes data and documentation of altogether 37 participating countries. For more information, please go to the EVS website. Topics: unified respondent number; country code (ISO 3166-1 numeric code); country abbreviation (ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 code); country and year of fieldwork (ISO 3166-1 numeric code); kind of job respondent - 3 digit ISCO08 code; kind of job spouse/partner - 3 digit ISCO08 code; region where interview was conducted: NUTS-3 code; region where interview was conducted: ISO_NUTS-3 code; size of town where interview was conducted.


Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Azerbaijan (AZ)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • North Macedonia (MK)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Serbia (RS)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Portugal (PT)
UniverseThe target population is defined as: individuals aged 18 or older (with no upper age limit) that have address of residence (not residential) in [country] within private households at the date of beginning of fieldwork (or in the date of the first visit to the household, in case of random-route selection). Research area: Albania (AL); Armenia (AM); Austria (AT); Azerbaijan (AZ); Belarus (BY); Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA); Bulgaria (BG); Croatia (HR); Czech Republic (CZ); Denmark (DK); Estonia (EE); Finland (FI); France (FR); Georgia (GE); Germany (DE); Great-Britain (GB-GBN); Hungary (HU); Iceland (IS); Italy (IT); Lithuania (LT); Montenegro (ME); Netherlands (NL); North Macedonia (MK); Norway (NO); Poland (PL); Portugal (PT); Romania (RO); Russian Federation (RU); Serbia (RS); Slovakia (SK); Slovenia (SI); Sweden (SE); Spain (ES); Switzerland (CH).
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
The sampling procedures differ from country to country: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample Probability Sample: Simple Random Sample Representative single stage or multi-stage sampling of the adult population of the country 18 years old and older was used for the EVS 2017. Sample size was set as effective sample size: 1200 for countries with population over 2 million, 1000 for countries with population less than 2 million. 8 countries out of 16 deviated from the guidelines and planned with an effective sample size below the set threshold. Germany, Netherlands, Iceland and Switzerland, due to the mixed mode design, allocated only part (50% or more) of the effective sample size to the interviewer-administered mode. Sample design and other relevant information about sampling were reviewed by the EVS-Methodology Group (EVS-MG) and approved prior to contracting of fieldwork agency or starting of data collection. In case of on-field sampling EVS-MG proposed necessary protocols for documentation of the probabilities of selection of each respondent. The sampling was documented using the Sampling Design Form (SDF) delivered by the national teams (see the EVS2017 Methodological Guidelines, Sampling). The SDF includes the description of the sampling frame and each sampling stage as well as the calculation of the planned gross and net sample size to achieve the required effective sample. Additionally, it includes the analytical description of the inclusion probabilities of the sampling design that are used to calculate design weights.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Mode of collection: mixed mode Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview) Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper In all countries, fieldwork was conducted on the basis of detailed and uniform instructions prepared by the EVS advisory groups. The main mode in EVS 2017 is face to face (interviewer-administered). An alternative self-administered form was possible but as a parallel mixed mode, i.e. there was no choice for the respondent between modes: either s/he was assigned to face to face, either s/he was assigned to web or web/mail format. In all countries included in the first pre-release, the EVS questionnaire was administered as face-to-face interview (CAPI or/and PAPI). The EVS 2017 Master Questionnaire was provided in English and each national Programme Director had to ensure that the questionnaire was translated into all the languages spoken by 5% or more of the population in the country. A central team monitored the translation process by means of the Translation Management Tool (TMT), developed by CentERdata (Tilburg).
Data CollectorCenter for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Tirana, Albania; InterRating CoLtd, Yerevan, Armenia; Institut für empirische Sozialforschung (IFES) GmbH, Vienna, Austria; Sorgu, Baku, Azerbaijan; Centre for Sociological and Political Research, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus; Custom Concept d.o.o., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Alpha Research LTD, Sofia, Bulgaria; Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb, and GfK research Agency, Zagreb, Croatia; STEM/MARK, a.s., Praha, Czech Republic; Statistics Denmark - Survey, Copenhagen, Denmark; AS Emor,Tallinn, Estonia; Taloustutkimus Oy, Lemuntie 9, 00910 Helsinki, Finland; KANTAR PUBLIC - TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES, Paris, France; GORBI (Georgian Opinion Research Business International), Tbilisi, Georgia; Kantar Deutschland GmbH, Kantar Public, München, Germany; NatCen Social Research, London, Great Britain; Forsense, Budapest, Hungary; Social Science Research Institute, SSRI, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; Doxa Spa, Milano, Italy; Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania; DeFacto Consultancy, Podgorica, Montenegro; I&O Research B.V., Enschede, Netherlands and CentERdata, Tilburg, Netherlands; Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje, North Macedonia; Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway; Centrum Badania Opinii Społecznej (Public Opinion Research Centre), Warszawa, Poland; IRES: Institutul Roman pentru Evaluare si Strategie, Romania; CESSI (Institute for comparative Social Research), Moscow, Russia; Nina media, Novi Sad, Serbia; Kantar TNS, Bratislava, Slovakia; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia; MyWord Research SL, Madrid, Spain; IPSOS Observer Sweden AB, Härnösand, Sweden; M.I.S Trend S.A; Lausanne, Switzerland (Face-to-face) and Swiss Centre for Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (Web-mail); GfK-Metris, Lisbon, Portugal
Date of Collection
  • 24.02.2018 - 24.06.2018 (Albania)
  • 20.02.2018 - 30.04.2018 (Armenia)
  • 10.11.2018 - 23.12.2018 (Azerbaijan)
  • 08.01.2018 - 14.05.2018 (Austria)
  • 03.02.2019 - 14.06.2019 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 01.02.2018 - 05.03.2018 (Belarus)
  • 11.11.2017 - 01.09.2018 (Bulgaria)
  • 25.10.2017 - 16.02.2018 (Croatia)
  • 02.03.2018 - 16.08.2018 (France)
  • 24.11.2017 - 10.07.2018 (Finland)
  • 17.05.2018 - 12.09.2018 (Estonia)
  • 27.09.2017 - 31.01.2018 (Denmark)
  • 17.09.2017 - 01.12.2017 (Czech Republic)
  • 11.01.2018 - 18.03.2018 (Georgia)
  • 24.02.2018 - 21.08.2018 (Hungary)
  • 12.02.2018 - 16.07.2018 (Great Britain)
  • 23.10.2017 - 28.11.2018 (Germany)
  • 07.2019 - 12.2019 (Montenegro)
  • 08.12.2017 - 12.02.2018 (Lithuania)
  • 24.09.2018 - 30.01.2019 (Italy)
  • 19.06.2017 - 04.04.2018 (Iceland)
  • 10.12.2018 - 28.03.2019 (North Macedonia)
  • 22.08.2018 - 17.12.2018 (Norway)
  • 31.08.2017 - 28.02.2018 (Netherlands)
  • 03.02.2018 - 05.05.2018 (Romania)
  • 17.11.2017 - 08.02.2018 (Poland)
  • 07.11.2017 - 25.12.2017 (Russia)
  • 10.11.2018 - 21.12.2018 (Serbia)
  • 26.09.2017 - 03.12.2017 (Slovak Republic)
  • 30.09.2017 - 23.12.2017 (Slovenia)
  • 28.11.2017 - 22.01.2018 (Spain)
  • 27.09.2017 - 06.06.2018 (Sweden)
  • 11.09.2017 - 22.02.2018 (Switzerland)
  • 11.01.2020 - 01.03.2020 (Portugal)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-10-20 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 56491
Number of Variables: 14
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • 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 [].
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  •  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.