2nd EVS wave 1990 (ZA4460)

Latest news on this wave

Current dataset version:  Release v3.0.0 as of November 2011, doi:10.4232/1.10790
Documentation: as of 2013-09-30

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The second wave was launched in 1990 to explore the dynamics of value change. It covered almost the same topics as the first wave. Representative multi-stage random samples respectively quota samples of the adult population 18 years and older were drawn. Personal interviews with standardized questionnaires were conducted between 1990 and 1993 in 27 European countries, the United States, and Canada. The national datasets were combined into an international dataset including a total of 29 countries. For an overview of participating countries in the several EVS waves, click here.

Documentation related to the Integrated Dataset

  • Study description: Information on origin and content of data, version history and errata, and direct access to the data.
  • Variable Report: Documentation of the Integrated Dataset with question texts of the English Master Questionnaire and frequency counts by country.
  • Measuring and Comparing Values in 16 Countries of the Western World - Documentation of the European Values Study 1981-1990 in Europe and North America, Loek Halman and Astrid Vloet, WORC report 94.11.001, November 1994. (PDF file can be downloaded here).

Documentation related to the national datasets

  • Field questionnaires (FQ) in all languages fielded in the respective country, including Show Cards.
  • EVS 1981-2008 Method Overview: Summarized information for all participating countries on origin and content of data.

Country Study No.  Field work period Sample size Questionnaire
Austria ZA4479 09-04-1990 - 01-06-1990  1460 FQ
Belgium ZA4461 10-06-1990 - 27-06-1990  2792 FQ
Bulgaria ZA4462 01-08-1990 - 31-12-1991  1034 FQ
Canada ZA4473 01-05-1990 - 30-06-1990  1730 FQ
Czechoslovakia 
Czech Republic
ZA4488 26-08-1991 - 06-10-1991  2109 FQ
Denmark ZA4463 01-04-1990 - 31-05-1990  1030 FQ
Estonia ZA4466 01-06-1990 - 30-08-1990  1008 FQ
Finland ZA4467 01-04-1990 - 30-04-1990  588 FQ
France ZA4468 25-06-1990 - 13-07-1990  1002 FQ
Germany West ZA4465 23-04-1990 - 15-05-1990  2101 FQ
Germany East ZA4464 28-05-1990 - 16-06-1990  1336 FQ
Great Britain ZA4469 01-06-1990 - 20-09-1990  1484 FQ
Hungary ZA4489 05-1991 - 06-1991  999 FQ
Iceland ZA4471 01-04-1990 - 30-04-1990  702 FQ
Ireland ZA4470 06-07-1990 - 26-10-1990  1000 FQ
Italy ZA4472 26-10-1990 - 26-11-1990  2018 FQ
Latvia ZA4474 01-06-1990 - 30-08-1990  903 FQ
Lithuania ZA4475 01-06-1990 - 30-08-1990  1000 FQ
Malta ZA4476 1991  393 FQ
Netherlands ZA4477 01-06-1990 - 30-09-1990  1017 FQ
Northern Ireland

 

01-07-1990 - 30-09-1990  304 --
Norway ZA4478 04-06-1990  1239 FQ
Poland ZA4480 05-1990 - 06-1990  982 FQ
Portugal ZA4481 11-05-1990 - 13-07-1990  1185 FQ
Romania ZA4482 1993  1103 FQ
Slovakia /
Slovak Republic
ZA4485 26-08-1991 - 08-09-1991  1136 FQ
Slovenia ZA4486 01-02-1992 - 28-02-1992  1035 FQ
Spain ZA4487 09-04-1990 - 14-05-1990  2637 FQ
Sweden ZA4484 01-04-1990 - 31-05-1990  1047 FQ
USA ZA4490 01-05-1990 - 30-06-1990  1839 FQ