4th EVS wave 2008 (ZA4800)

Latest news on this wave

Due to data security reasons, the EVS 2008 is offered in two different versions:

Documentation: as of 2016-04-15

For further information on data download, see Data Access

The fourth wave has a persistent focus on a broad range of values. Questions with respect to family, work, religious, and political and societal values are highly comparable across waves and regions. This longitudinal scope of the study makes it possible to explore trends in time. In total 46 countries/ regions were included. In each country, 1,500 persons were interviewed personally (face-to-face). A completely random sample was drawn. For an overview of participating countries in the several EVS waves, click here.

Dataset versions of the EVS 2008 Integrated Dataset

Related to the current release of the EVS 2008, two approaches are combined: refined anonymization measures are applied to the data and appropriate ways of access to anonymized and sensitive data are implemented. As a result, the two versions of the EVS 2008 IDS are made available through different access ways:

EVS 2008 ZA4800 (SUF) 
This dataset version contains de facto anonymized data the Data Archive provides for download through the GESIS data catalogue. In order to prevent the identification of single respondents, specific information is aggregated into coarse categories providing users with less detailed information on respondent's residence and occupation.

EVS 2008 ZA4799 (Restricted Use File)
This data file contains complete information, i.e. also data that could not be included in the SUF because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its usage is subject to specific contractual regulations. The contract allowing for off-site access can be downloaded 
here.

Documentation related to the Integrated Dataset

  • Study description: Information on origin and content of data, version history and errata, patches fixing data problems, and direct access to the data.
  • Technical Report: Description of the project and data management, comprising the main project phases and regulations from data creation to publication of the outcomes.
  • Method Report:  Summarized information on the Integrated Dataset and country-specific information on the national datasets.
  • Variable Report: Documentation of the Integrated Dataset with question texts of the English Master Questionnaire and frequency counts by country.

Documentation related to the national datasets

The EVS 2008 Integrated Dataset always includes the last updated version of all national datasets of EVS wave 2008. Additional country-specific variables comprised in the field questionnaire of some countries are not available in the Integrated Dataset. The national datasets are only provided for replication purposes and the analysis of such additional country-specific variables.

  • Study descriptions (SD): Information on origin and content of data, version history and errata, patches fixing data problems.
  • Field questionnaires (FQ) in all languages fielded, including Show Cards.
  • Variable Reports [VR (EN)]: Documentation of the national datasets with question texts of the English master questionnaire and frequency counts.
  • Bilingual variable documentation [VR (BL)] facilitates a direct comparison of English master questions and original questions of field questionnaire. Show Cards from both English master question and country’s original question are included as well.

  • EVS 1981-2008 Method Overview: Summarized information for all participating countries on origin and content of data.

Comparisons on study level are facilitated by the Extended study description EVS 2008 or Method report retrieval EVS 2008 providing information on the origin and outcomes of the national surveys.

Country

Study-No. Field work period

Sample size

SDMR

FQ

VR

VR-BL

Albania

ZA4783

2008-07-10 to 2008-09-09

1534

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Albanian)

Armenia

ZA4784

2008-06-16 to 2008-09-19

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Armenian)

Austria

ZA4754

2008-07-21 to 2008-10-22

1510

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/German)

Azerbaijan*

ZA4785

2008-07-11 to 2008-08-10

1505

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Azerbaijani)

(EN/Russian)

Belarus

ZA4782

2008-06-11 to 2008-07-31

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Russian)

Belgium

ZA4759

2009-04-30 to 2009-08-02

1509

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Dutch)

(EN/French)

Bosnia-Herzegovina

ZA4786

2008-07-12 to 2008-07-31

1512

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Bosnian)

Bulgaria

ZA4774

2008-04-21 to 2008-06-15

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Bulgarian)

Croatia

ZA4775

2008-04-31 to 2008-10-31

1525

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Croatian)

Cyprus

ZA4787

2008-10-25 to 2008-11-28

1000

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Greek)

Northern Cyprus

ZA4788

2008-10-28 to 2008-12-04

500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Turkish)

Czech Republic

ZA4770

2008-05-05 to 2008-11-02

1821

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Czech)

Denmark

ZA4760

2008-04-01 to 2008-09-15

1507

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Danish)

Estonia

ZA4766

2008-07-01 to 2008-08-31

1518

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Estonian)

(EN/Russian)

Finland

ZA4762

2009-07-09 to 2009-07-15

1134

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Finnish)

France

ZA4751

2008-05-07 to 2008-09-04

3071

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/French)

Georgia

ZA4789

2008-08-21 to 2008-09-30

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Georgian)

(EN/Russian)

Germany

ZA4753

2008-09-17 to 2009-02-10

2075

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/German)

Great Britain

ZA4752

2009-08-01 to 2010-03-10

1561

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/GB-English)

Greece

ZA4776

2008-09-12 to 2008-10-26

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Greek)

Hungary

ZA4772

2008-11-26 to 2009-01-28

1513

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Hungarian)

Iceland

ZA4763

2009-07-15 to 2010-03-15

808

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Icelandic)

Ireland

ZA4765

2008-06-07 to 2008-08-31

1013

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/IE-English)

Italy

ZA4755

2009-10-02 to 2009-12-30

1519

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Italian)

Kosovo

ZA4790

2008-07-15 to 2008-10-13

1601

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Albanian)

(EN/Serbian)

Latvia

ZA4767

2008-06-01 to 2008-10-31

1506

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Latvian)

(EN/Russian)

Lithuania

ZA4768

2008-07-21 to 2008-09-14

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Lithuanian)

Luxembourg

ZA4779

2008-05-03 to 2008-12-15

1610

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Luxemb.)

(EN/German)

(EN/French)

(EN/Portuguese)

(EN/Lu-English)

Republic of Macedonia

ZA4792

2008-07-03 to 2008-10-13

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Macedonian)

(EN/Albanian)

Malta

ZA4778

2008-06-16 to 2008-09-23

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Maltese)

(EN/MT-English)

Republic of Moldova

ZA4793

2008-07-02 to 2008-10-04

1551

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Moldovan)

(EN/Russian)

Republic of Montenegro

ZA4794

2008-11-12 to 2008-12-08

1516

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Montenegrin)

Netherlands

ZA4758

2008-05-21 to 2008-10-31

1554

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Dutch)

Northern Ireland

ZA4764

2008-09-26 to 2008-10-23

500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/NIR-English)

Norway

ZA4795

2008-04-07 to 2008-09-02

1090

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Norwegian)

Poland

ZA4769

2008-06-27 to 2008-09-28

1510

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Polish)

Portugal

ZA4757

2008-05-26 to 2008-08-31

1553

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Portuguese)

Romania

ZA4773

2008-04-24 to 2008-06-30

1489

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Romanian)

(EN/Hungarian)

Russian Federation

ZA4777

2008-06-28 to 2008-07-26

1504

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Russian)

Serbia

ZA4796

2008-07-14 to 2008-07-31

1512

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Serbian)

Slovak Republic

ZA4771

2008-07-14 to 2008-08-29

1509

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Slovakian)

(EN/Hungarian)

Slovenia

ZA4780

2008-03-27 to 2008-06-18

1366

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Slovenian)

Spain

ZA4756

2008-05-28 to 2008-07-15

1500

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Spanish)

Sweden

ZA4761

2009-09-25 to 2010-01-10

1187

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Swedish)

Switzerland

ZA4797

2008-05-08 to 2008-10-06

1272

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/German)

(EN/French)

(EN/Italian) 

Turkey

ZA4791

2008-11-26 to 2009-03-01

2384

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Turkish)

Ukraine

ZA4781

2008-07-12 to 2008-10-09

1507

SD

MR

FQ

VR

(EN/Ukrainian)

(EN/Russian) 

*WARNING: The Azerbaijanian survey is dropped from the current version of the EVS 2008 IDS due to concerns about the data quality. For evaluation, data and documentation of the national dataset (Azerbaijan, ZA4785) can be downloaded from the GESIS data catalogue. Users who want to analyse the data are kindly asked to carefully check socio-demographic distributions (e.g. age, education, and marital status) indicating problems regarding sample design and fieldwork, respectively.