Overview of Comparative Surveys Worldwide

The following chronological overview1 of cross-national comparative survey projects focuses on sample surveys among individuals or (private) households framing total (adult) national populations. Studies aiming at subpopulations or target groups are not considered, except selected prominent and particularly relevant studies based on large subpopulations such as working or elderly populations (e.g. the European Working Conditions Surveys EWCS, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe SHARE or the ECFIN Business and Consumer Surveys). The overview is sorted by data starting point (survey period) and provides references to relevant websites as well as basic backround information on geographic coverage (ISO alpha-2 country codes), time period and method (cross-section, repeated cross-section, panel), sampling methodology and survey mode, principal investigators, main topics, micro data access, etc.

An alphabetical index by date, regional coverage and general topic (18 KB) provides a condensed overview of all surveys projects refenced below [last update: 2015-10-27]. 

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Cross-national survey programmes based on general population samples

1948 - 1949

How Nations see Each Other

 
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AU, GB, FR, DE, IT, NL, NO, MX, US
  • Period/Type: 1948/1949; singular
  • Method(s): n/a
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 21+; n=1000 (MX: urban pop; DE: Berlin n= 644/430 and British zone n= 3371)
  • Topic(s): International understanding and concepts of own and other nations’ characteristics
  • P.I. / Funding: William Buchanan and Hadley Cantril; UNESCO
  • Access: data not archived
  • Special Products/Services: Publication: Buchanan, W., Cantril, H. (1953): How Nations See Each Other. A Study in Public Opinion. University of Illinois Press (incl. project description, results, methodological information, questionnaires)

1955 - 1969

USIA - International Relations USIA XX Surveys

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, GB, FR, IT
  • Period/Type:
    • 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1969; DE: 1952-1992; irregular (in total about 65 surveys plus about 90 German surveys)
  • Method(s): Multistage random sampling; face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 21+
  • Topic(s): Security policy, international politics, foreign policy, arms control, evaluation of American and Soviet policy
  • P.I. / Funding: United States Information Agency; Ex-post integration: ESF, GESIS, Roper Center, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Inst. for Political Science II, University Bamberg
  • Access: Data Archives: Roper Center, GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: I
    • Integrated comparative data sets; data base tool for German data with documentation retrieval and analysis functionalities (ZA Codebook Explorer);
    • R. L. Merritt, The USIA Surveys, In: R. L. Merritt, D. J. Puchala (eds.), Western European Perspectives on International Affairs. Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1968, pp. 3-31.

1956 - 1991

International stratification, mobility and politics file - ISMP

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AU, AT, BE, CA, DK, GB, FI, FR, DE, IR, IT, US, NL, NO, SE, CH
  • Period/Type: 1956-1991; 113 independent national surveys; ex-post harmonisation
  • Method(s): Survey specific
  • Universe/Sample: General population samples
  • Topic(s): Intergenerational occupational mobility, political behaviour ( party preferences)
  • P.I. / Funding: Harry B.G. Ganzeboom, Paul Nieuwbeerta; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NOW
  • Access: Data Archives: DANS; ; consultation of the principal investigator required
  • Special Products/Services: merged extract data set, detailed description of variable standardisation

1956 - 1998

The European Voter

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DK, DE, GB, NL, NO, SE
  • Period/Type: 1971-1998 1961-1998 1964-2001 1971-1998 1965-1997 1956-1998; ex-post harmonisation based on 68 national election study subsets
  • Method(s): Representative samples according to the respective election study
  • Universe/Sample: Pop voting age; n=1000-4000
  • Topic(s): Electoral changes: political interest and involvement, variables regarding parties, party and party leaders sympathy, political participation, left right positions, economy, values and ideology, national issues and voting, occupation and class
  • P.I. / Funding: Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy (ICORE); national academic research institutes
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS (including Access to the complete base studies)
  • Special Products/Services: Cumulative data sets; integrated data base tool for data and documentation retrieval and analysis (ZA CodebookExplorer); ICORE Inventory of National Election (Mochmann/ Oedegaard/Mauer, ZA,1995); Thomassen, Jacques (ed.): The European Voter, Oxford University Press, 2005
    Follow up project: The True European Voter (2009-2014)

1957 - 1963

Pattern of Human Concerns Data

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BR, CU, DO, IN, IL, NG, PA, US, DE, YU, EG*, JP*, PH*, PL*
  • Period/Type: 1957-1963; Data collection at different time points by country; two waves in IN, IL
  • Method(s): Representa-tiveness varies by country; personal interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n= 500 – 2300
  • Topic(s): Hopes and fears for self and the nation (subjective ratings and perceptions)
  • P.I. / Funding: Hadley Cantril
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR (* country data not available)
  • Special Products/Services: Codebooks

1959 / 1960

Civic Culture Survey

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, IT, GB, MX, US
  • Period/Type: 1959/1960; singular
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000
  • Topic(s): basic political attitudes with emphasis on political partisanship, political socialization, and attitudes toward specific institutions and the political system
  • P.I. / Funding: Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set; G. A. Almond, S. Verba, The Civic Culture. Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J., 1963.

1962 ff.

ECFIN Business and Consumer Surveys

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): EC/EU member countries at times
  • Period/Type: 1962 ff.; status 2014: surveys on a monthly basis in six areas
  • Method(s): [...]
  • Universe/Sample: Industry/business branches (starting with manufacturing industry in 1962) and consumers (starting 1972); status 2014: manufacturing industry, construction, consumers, retail trade, services, and financial services
  • Topic(s): assessment of economic surveillance in the six areas, business climate, consumer confidence, economic sentiment ... 
  • P.I. / Funding: European Commission Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)
  • Access: [...]
  • Special Products/Services: aggregated time series data, methodological user guidehttp://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/db_indicators/surveys/documents/bcs_user_guide_en.pdf

1962

Attitudes towards Europe

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): FR, BE, NL, DE, LU
  • Period/Type: 1962; singular; Eurobarometer forerunner
  • Method(s): Random and quota sampling
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 20+; n= 200-1500
  • Topic(s): Attitudes towards European unification and institutions
  • P.I. / Funding: Press and Information Service of the European Communities (EC)
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS - ZACAT  online Access
  • Special Products/Services: Country data sets, integrated data set, bilingual codebook German/English

1963- 1972

Survey Series: Political Participation - An International Social Science Council (ISSC) Workbook in Comparative Analysis

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): JP, NL, NO, GB, US, AU, CA, DE
  • Period/Type: 1963-1972; based on independent national election studies
  • Method(s): n/a
  • Universe/Sample: Eligible voting age population
  • Topic(s): Political attitudes and behaviour, political culture, political participation
  • P.I. / Funding: H.A. Asher, B.M. Richardson, H.F. Weisberg et.al.; ISSC, UNESCO; ICPSR, NSD, GESIS, the Inst. of Publ. Affairs, Dalhousie University (Halifax)
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: ISSC Workbook, codebook, instructional data sets

1965 / 1966

Multinational Time Budget Study

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, DD, BG, CS, HU, YU, BE, FR, US, PL, PE, SU* / *only MRA
  • Period/Type: 1965/1966; singular
  • Method(s): Two-step random sampling; interviews plus self-recorded diary
  • Universe/Sample: (Sub-)Urban pop 18-65; n=800-2000
  • Topic(s): Time budget (daily activities): working time, domestic work, child care, purchasing goods and services, education and training, civic participation, entertainment, social life, passive leisure, primary activities
  • P.I. / Funding: A. Szalai Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Phillip J.Stone, Ph.J. Stone, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (MRA) multi-institutional funding
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS, Murray Research Archive (MRA)
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set, ISSC Workbook with training data set (GESIS);
    • A. Szalai, E. K. Scheuch, The Organizational History of the Multinational Comparative Time-Budget Research Project,
      In: A. Szalai (ed.), The Use of Time. Daily Activities of Urban and Suburban Populations in Twelve Countries. Mouton, The Hague, Paris, 1972, pp. 15-29;
    • The Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS) provides a gateway to replications of this classic comparative study and harmonised time use datasets collected in the early 1960s through the mid 1980s with common background variables and total time spent per day in 41 activities. The MTUS encompass over 60 datasets from 22 countries. More recent data are curently being incorporated.

1966 - 1971

Political Participation and Equality in Seven Nations

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AT, IN, JP, NL, NG, US, YU
  • Period/Type: 1966-1971; singular; data collection at different dates by country
  • Method(s): Multistage probability sampling varied by country (US: multi-staged area probability sample with block quota techniques for final selection); face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: universe varying by country (nation or sub-national regions); n=1800-3000
  • Topic(s): Political participation in local and national affairs, attitudes towards political and social changes, interest in the political process
  • P.I. / Funding: Sidney Verba, Norman H. Nie, Jae-On Kim; NSF, Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR
  • Special Products/Services: country datasets and comparative cross-national dataset, codebooks

1967 - 1970

Images of the World in the Year 2000

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): GB, CZ, ES, NL, NO, YU, FI, PL, IN, JP, DE
  • Period/Type: 1967-1970; singular; data collection at different dates by country
  • Method(s): Quota sampling; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 15-40; n=500-1800; (elite sample in North India, n=300; additional university student sample for GB, n=334)
  • Topic(s): Attitudes towards the future and expected political, social and technical development, social mobility
  • P.I. / Funding: Johan Galtung et.al.; International Peace Research Institute, Oslo; European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in the Social Sciences, Vienna; country agencies
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA, GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: 11+2 country datasets

1969 & 1990

Reader’s Digest EURODATA - The Reader’s Digest Survey of Europe Today

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): EC: DE, IT, GB, FR, ES, NL, BE, PT, GR, DK, IE, LU EFTA: SE, AT, CH, FI, NO
  • Period/Type: 1969 and 1990; twice (GR only in 1990); forerunner 1963 in seven countries: “Products and People”
  • Method(s): Sampling varied by country; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n= 500-2200
  • Topic(s): Life styles, consumer habits, well-being, socio cultural attitudes (work ethic, family relationships, social tolerance), attitudes on Europe
  • P.I. / Funding: Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA, DANS, GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: 1963/1969: country datasets; 1990: integrated dataset and tabular report

1970 ff.

Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, GB, CH; AU; US, CA; KR; RU
  • Period/Type: annual household panels 1970-2013, ex-post harmonisation;
    BHPS: 1991-2008
    PSID: 1970-2009;
    SLID: 1993-2010;
    SHP: 1999-2013;
    GSOEP: 1984-2013;
    HILDA: 2001-2013;
    KLIPS: 1998-2008 (update forthcoming);
    RLMS-HSE: 1995-2012.
  • Method(s): Face-to-face, paper-and-pencil (mixed methodology)
  • Universe/Sample: Individuals and households; BHPS: 21.000/ 6.000; PSID: 33.000/ 7.000; SLID: 95.000/ 32.000 GSOEP 20.000/ 6.000; HILDA: 19.000/ 7.000; KLIPS: (...); RLMS-HSE: (...); SHP: 12.900/ 5.000. 
  • Topic(s): Household composition, employment, earnings, health indicators
  • P.I. / Funding: Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, Ithaca, in cooperation with national data producers; with funds from the National Institute on Aging Program Project
  • Access: Access: to anonymous CNEF micro data is provided free of charge to universities and research centers by the Ohio State University (OSU) subject to previous permission by the original data producers; use of the data is subject to special regulations, except the open access to the PSID-CNEF data through the OSU website 
  • Special Products/Services: Comparative codebooks for the household panel data subsets of:
    • US Panel Study of Income Dynamics PSID
    • German Socio-Economic Panel GSOEP
    • British Household Panel Study BHPS
    • Swiss Household Panel SHP
    • Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics SLID / SLID 2011
    • Labour Dynamics in Australia HILDA
    • Korea Labor and Income Panel Study KLIPS
    • Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey RLMS-HSE
  • See: Frick, Joachim R., Stephen P. Jenkins, Dean R. Lillard, Oliver Lipps, and Mark Wooden (2007): The Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and its Member Country Household Panel Studies. In: Schmollers Jahrbuch - Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 127(4): 627-654.

1970 / 1974 ff.

European Communities Study (ECS) / Standard (and Special) Eurobarometer (EB)

  • European Commission
  • Archive Website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): European Communities / European Union countries at times / *included in selected waves until full membership
    • 1970: BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL 1973: DK, IE, LU
    • 1975: Norther Ireland
    • 1980: GR
    • 1985: ES, PT
    • 1990: DE_W, DE_E, NO*
    • 1994: AU, FI, SE
    • 2004: CY, CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, SI, SK, BG, RO, HR, TR*, CY_TCC*
    • 2007: MK*
    • 2010: IS*
    • 2011: ME*
    • 2012: RS*
    • 2014: AL*
  • Period/Type: ECS: 1970, 1971, 1973 EB: 1974 ff.; bi-annual, additional topical surveys
  • Method(s): Multistage random route probability sampling; country spec. variations including quota sampling up to 1989 (EB31); face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Cit 15+; n=1000 LU: 500 NIRL: 300 MT: 500 CY: 500 CY_TCC: 500
  • Special youth and elderly sample in selected waves; target group oversampling in selected waves
  • Topic(s): Base instrument: Monitoring the public opinion on European integration, institutions and politics, socio-political attitudes; changing topical modules: ...
  • P.I. / Funding: European Commission, Directorate-General X, Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit (until 1999), DG Education and Culture, Citizens' Center - Analysis of Public Opinion (2000), DG Communication - Public Opinion Analysis Sector (until 2010); European Commission, DG Communication - COMM.A.1 "Research and Speechwriting" (until 2013); European Commission, DG Communication - COMM.A.1 "Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer"
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS, ICPSR (temporary embargos, max. two years)
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated datasets and codebooks; cumulative trendfile for selected standard trends and codebook; ZACAT online data portal; European Comission reports; overview of countries, fieldwork dates, sample sizes and lowest available NUTS regions in all Standard, Special and Candidate Countries Eurobarometer [EXCEL file]

1972

Scandinavian Welfare Survey

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DK, FI, NO, SE
  • Period/Type: 1972; singular
  • Method(s): Multistage random sampling; face-to-face interview
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 15-64; n=1000
  • Topic(s): Living situation and quality of life, including social and political participation
  • P.I. / Funding: Erik Allardt and the Research Group for Comparative Sociology; National Research Councils
  • Access: Data Archives: DDA
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set, codebook

1972

USIA World Survey 5-B Post-China-Visit-Study

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, GB, FR, JP, PH, AU, IT
  • Period/Type: 1972; singular
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+
  • Topic(s): Attitudes towards national and international affaires
  • P.I. / Funding: United States Information Agency
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services:

1973 / 1981

Political Action I/II

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): GB, DE, NL, AT, US, IT, CH, FI
  • Period/Type: 1973/1981; twice plus panel; panel and replication only DE, NL, US
  • Method(s): Multistage random sampling plus parent-child pairs (country specific variations); face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 16+ n= 1200-1800 (+200); panel retention 40-65%
  • Topic(s): Extent and form of political participation, political orientation, post materialism, social and political attitudes and life satisfaction
  • P.I. / Funding: Klaus Allerbeck, Max Kaase, Hans-Dieter Klingemann et.al.; DFG, NSF, Volkswagen Foundation, Tilburg University
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data sets, codebooks; ISSC Workbook Social Mobility with instructional data set; S. H. Barnes, M. Kaase et al., Political Action. Mass Participation in Five Western Democracies. Sage, Beverly Hills, London, 1979.

1979 ff.

The Luxembourg Income Study - LIS

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): 48 countries
    • AU, AT, BE, BR, CA, CL, CN, CO, CZ, DK, DO, EG, EE, FI, FR, DE, GE, GR, GT, HU, IS, IN, IE, IL, IT, JP, LU, MX, NL, NO, PA, PY, PE, PL, RO, RU, RS, SK, SI,  ZA, ES, SE, CH, TW, UK, US, UY (country by wave overview)
  • Period/Type: 1979 ff., almost quinquennial; exact year, starting point and intervals depending on country; historical data bases 1967 ff.; project established in 1983
  • Method(s): Compilation and harmonization of national income surveys(*), microcensus, household surveys or panels
  • Universe/Sample: households and their members
  • Topic(s): Income, demographic, labour market and expenditure information on three levels: household, person, child
  • P.I. / Funding: Membership based, non-profit cooperative research project; mainly funded by the national science and social science research foundations of its member countries; partnership with the University of Luxembourg.
  • Access: LIS website; webtabulator with registration (except for key figures); access to microdata for scholarly, research or educational purposes only. Use of the microdata for commercial purposes is never permitted. 
  • Special Products/Services: Temporarily and as a complement the Luxembourg Employment Study (LES) harmonised data from labour surveys for 16 countries and two time points between 1990 and 1995 (US:2000). Subsequently relevant labour market items were implemented into the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). The data collected by the Luxembourg Income Study is employed as the standard for the World Income Inequality Database SWIID

1979 ff

European Election Studies 

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): European Union member countries at times: BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, DK, IE, LU, GR, ES, PT, AT, FI, SE
    2004: + CY, CZ, EE, HU, LT, LV, PL, SI, SK
    2009: + BG, MT, RO
  • Period/Type: 1979 ff.; quinquennial; until 1994 in the context of the Eurobarometer
  • Method(s): Face to face; CATI
  • Universe/Sample: EU citiz. 15+ n=1000 (EB); EU citiz 18+ n=300 + (proportional to country size)
  • Topic(s): Electoral mobilisation, political legitimacy, representation, and communication in the EU (base instrument with modifications
  • P.I. / Funding: Cees van der Eijk, Mark Franklin, Michael Marsh, Hermann Schmitt et.al. (EES-Group); mixed funding: Volkswagen, EC, EP, ECF, DFG, PI home institutions); supported by the International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy (ICORE)
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS, DANS  and EES website (PIs)
  • European Election Trend File 1989-2004 (-> trend file beta version)
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated and cumulative data sets for pre- and post election surveys; content analysis of party manifestos and newspapers; target group surveys (European Candidates 1994, Members of the European Parliament 1996); overview of related data and other resources

1980 - 1987 

Comparative Project on Class Structure and Class Consciousness

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AU, CA, DK, FI, DE, GB, JP, NO, SE, US
  • Period/Type: cross-sectional one-time study 1980-1987 (fieldwork country by country in different years)
  • Method(s): country specific sampling methods; personal and telephone interviews, and mail surveys
  • Universe/Sample: Adult population aged 18-65 either employed, unemployed, or housewives (country specific variations)
  • Topic(s): Social inequality, class relations, other aspects of social structural location, organizational context, class biography and class experience, the sexual division of labor in the home, social and political attitudes, and political participation.
  • P.I. / Funding: Wright, Erik Olin, et al.; University of Wisconsin, Institute for Research on Poverty; National Science Foundation
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR
  • Special Products/Services: User's guide

1981 ff.

European Values Study (EVS)  -  World Values Survey (WVS)

 

 


 

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): approx. 80% of the world population:
  • EVS - participation adding up:
    • 1981: BE, DE-W, DK, ES, FR, GB, GB-NI, IE, IS, IT, MT, NL, SE
    • 1990: BG, BY, CH, CZ, DE-E, EE, FI, HU, LT, LV, NO, PL, PT, RO, RU, SI, SK
    • 1999: GR, HR, LU, TR, UA
    • 2008: AL, AM, AT, AZ, BA, CY, CY-TCC, GE, KV*, MD, ME, MK, RS (*FIPS code)
  • WVS - participation varying over time:
    • Africa: BF, DZ, CD, EG, ET, GH, MA, ML, NG, RW, UG, ZA, TZ, ZM, ZW
    • Asia: AM, AZ, BD, CN, GE, HK, IN, ID, IR, IL, IQ, JP, JO, KG, KR, MY, PH, PK, RU, SA, SG, TR, TW, VN
    • Australia: AU, NZ
    • N-America: CA, DO, GT, SV, MX, PR, US
    • S-America: AR, BR, CL, CO, PE, TT, UY, VE
    • Europe: AD, AL, BA, BG, BY, CH, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MD, MK, NL, NO, PL, RO, RS, RU, SE, SI, SK, TR, UA
 
  • Period/Type: almost decennial
    • EVS: 1981, 1990, 1999, 2008 
    • WVS: Wave1: 1981 (81-84), Wave2: 1990 (89-93), Wave3: 1995 (94-99), Wave4: 2000 (1999-2004), Wave5: 2005-2008
  • Method(s): Random and quota sampling (partial under-sampling); Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=300-4000
  • P.I. / Funding:
    • EVS: European Values Study Foundation and social scientists networks with local funding
    • WVS: World Values Survey Association and social scientists networks with local funding
  • Topic(s): Moral, religious, societal, political, economic and social attitudes, goals, beliefs and values; importance of leisure time, politics, religion, work, family, friends; morals and sexuality
  • Access:
  • Special Products/Services:
    • WVS: integrated and cumulative (1981-2004) data base with online analysis facility, data source books; R. Inglehart, Modernization and Postmodernization. Cultural, Economic and Political Change in 43 Societies. Princeton, N. J., 1997 - P. Ester, L. Halman, R. de Moor (eds.), The Individualizing Society. Value Change in Europe and North America. Tilburg University Press, Tilburg, 1993; Changing Values and Beliefs in 85 Countries, Trends from the Values Surveys from 1981 to 2004 (2007). Loek Halman, Ronald Inglehart, Jaime Díez-Medrano, Ruud Luijkx .
    • EVS: integrated datasets, cumulative dataset (forthcoming); online multi-language and trend documentation, online analysis; data source book; Atlas of European Values, (2005). Loek Halman, Ruud Luijkx and Marga van Zundert; The Cultural Diversity of European Unity, Findings, Explanations and Reflections from the European Values Study (2003). Wil Arts, Jacques Hagenaars and Loek Halman in collaboration with Wim van de Donk and Ton van Schaik. 
    • Integrated values survey 1981-2014 (WVS+EVS)

1985 ff.

International Social Survey Program (ISSP)

  • Project website
  • Archive website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AR, AU, AT, BD, BE, BG, BR, BO*, CH, CA, CL, CN, CY, CZ, DK, DO, EE, FI, FR, DE, GE, GB-GBN, GB-NIR, HR, HU, IE, IL, IN, IS, IT, JP, LT, LV, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PH, PL, PS*, PT, RU, SK, SI, SR*, ZA, KR, ES, SE, CH, TR, TW, UA, UY, US, VE (*listed as member, no data)
    [country participation changes over time: Excel file (ISSP Countries' Participation.xlsx]
  • Period/Type: 1985 ff.; annual; started in six countries ...
  • Method(s): Prevailing multistage random sampling (variations by country); mail, written, oral or telephone interview
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000-1500
  • Topic(s): Rotating topical modules: work orientations, social networks, social inequality, role of government, religion, national identity, family and changing gender roles, environment, citizenship, leisure time and sports, health, social networks (planned for 2017)
  • P.I. / Funding:
    • Self funding association on local membership basis
    • Secretariats (over time): Roger Jowell, SCPR, London; Peter Ph. Mohler, ZUMA, Mannheim; Tom Smith, NORC, Chicago; Christof Wolf, GESIS, Mannheim; ...
  • Access: : Data Archives: GESIS - ZACAT online Access
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data sets, codebooks, national field work reports; online time series analysis through JD System ASEP/JDS

1985

The Political Culture of Southern Europe: A Four Nation Study (PCSE)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): GR, IT, PT, ES
  • Period/Type: 1985; singular
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+
  • Topic(s): Political participation, political values, attitudes towards political institutions and parties
  • P.I. / Funding: Local university and research institutes and Ohio State University
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated dataset

1989 - 2005

International Crime Victim Survey - ICVS

 
  • See also: European Crime and Safety Survey (2005)
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): Up to 48 countries in one wave:
    • AL, AR, AU, AT, AZ, BY, BE, BO, BW, BR, BG, KH, CA, Catalonia, CZ, CN, CO, CR, HR, EG, England and Wales, EE, FI, FR, GE, DE_W, HU, IN, ID, IT, JP, KG, LV, LS, LT, MK, MT, MN, MZ, NA, NG, NL, NZ, Northern Ireland, NO, PA, PY, PH, PL, PT, KR, RO, RU, Scotland, SK, SI, ZA, ES, SZ, SE, CH, TZ, TN, UG, UA, US, YU, ZM, ZW
  • Period/Type: 1989, 1992, 1996/97, 2000, 2004/05; five waves
  • Method(s): Multi-stage random sampling; CATI and face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 16+; countrie's largest city, in some countries plus a rural or national sample); n=1000-2000 (+200)
  • Topic(s): Experience with crime, policing, crime prevention and feelings of un-safeness
  • P.I. / Funding: Jan J.M. van Dijk, Pat Mayhew, Anna Alvazzi del Frate, John van Kesteren et.al. (ICVS International Working Group); funded by participating countries and ad-hoc grants, European Commission, United Nations
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, DANS
  • Special Products/Services: Integratred data file 1989-97; free download of data, documentation, tables at UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute)

1989 - 2002

Free Elections, Political Parties and the Emergence of Competitive Party Systems in Eastern Europe / Founding Elections in Eastern Europe

  • Archive website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AL, BY, LV, LT, EE, BG, HR, RO, RU, CZ, HU, YU/CS, SK, SI, UA
  • Period/Type: 1989-2002; Pre-, post- election and other related independent national surveys at several time points
  • Method(s):
  • Universe/Sample:
  • Topic(s):
  • P.I. / Funding: Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB); financed by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: CD-ROM "Election Studies from Eastern Europe 1989 - 2002 Data and Documentation"; H.-D. Klingemann, Ch. L. Taylor (eds.), Founding Elections in Eastern Europe. A Series Sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. edition sigma, Rainer Bohn Verlag, Berlin, 1995

1990 ff.

European Working Conditions Surveys - EWCS

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/ewcs/index.htm
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): European Union members at times plus candidate and EFTA countries 
    • BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, DK, IE, LU, GR, ES, PT, DE, AU, FI, SE, CY, CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, SI, SK, BG, RO;
      TR (since 2000/2002), HR (since 2005), MK (2010), ME (2010);  AL (2010), KS* (2010); NO (since 2005), CH (2005)
      *preliminary code for Kosovo
  • Period/Type: 1990/91 ff.; every five years
  • Method(s): Multi-stange random route sampling; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Active population of respective nationality 15+; n=1500, LU: 500
  • Topic(s): State of working conditions, extent and type of changes affecting the workforce and the quality of work, working time, work organisation, pay, work-related health risks and health outcomes, Access: to training
  • P.I. / Funding: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA
  • Special Products/Services:

1990 - 2001

Post Communist Publics (PCP)
I) Post communist Citizens 1990-1992
II) Consolidation of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe 1998-2001: A Fifteen Country Study (CDCEE)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
    • Wave I+II: BG, CZ, SK, EE, DE-E, , HU, LT, PL, RO, SI, UA
    • Wave I: Krasnoyarsk
    • Wave II: BY, DE-W, LV, RU
  • Period/Type: Wave
    • I: 1990-1992 Wave
    • II: 1998-2001
  • Method(s): Country specific sampling procedurs (incl. quota sampling); face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; Wave I: n= 300-1700 Wave II: n= 1000-1500
  • Topic(s): State of consolidation of new democracies: political culture, political and economic orientations
  • P.I. / Funding: Dieter Fuchs, Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Edeltraud Roller, Bernhard Wessels et.al.; Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB); DFG and other private and public funding bodies
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS 
  • Special Products/Services: Cumulative integrated dataset 1990-2001 with codebook and ZACAT online access (ZA4054)

1990 - 1992

New Soviet Citizen Surveys

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): RU (west of the Ural mountains), UA, LT
  • Period/Type: three separate surveys
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: citizens registered to vote; 1991 n=1800; 1992/1993 n=1400 (RU), 1000 (UA), 600 (LT)
  • Topic(s): peace, security and other donmestic problems facing new republics, monitoring institutional and political change and democratic reform, issues faced on a daily basis, including satisfaction with lives, economic status, and interest in politics
  • P.I. / Funding: Arthur H. Miller, William Reisinger, Vicki Hesli (Iowa Social Science Institute) / National Science Foundation
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR
  • Special Products/Services: Additional opinion leaders / elite survey in 1992

1990 ff.

Comparative National Elections Project

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): (Surveys through 2008:) DE, GB, US, JP, ES, CL, UY, BG, GR, IT, HK, HU, ID, MZ, ZA, TW, US, PT, MX, AR, CN (26 surveys merged); (Surveys since 2008:) ID, ZA, DO, MX, US, KE, IT, CO, TR, ES, GR, HK (15 surveys as of May 2016)  
  • Period/Type: National surveys at election dates
  • Method(s): longitudinal covering the whole election campaign periods; standardized core questionnaires, snowball sample interviews, content analyses of selected media output [...]
  • Universe/Sample: citizens registered to vote [...]
  • Topic(s): (CNEP 1:) Flow of information about policies, parties, candidates, and politics in general during the course of election campaigns through primary social networks (among family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers), secondary associations (especially trade unions, religious organizations, and political parties), and through the communications media; (CNEP 2:) attitudes regarding regime consolidation and democratic participation, as well as basic value orientations such as traditional religious beliefs, individual political and civil liberties, and preferences regarding the nature of the economy and public policies; (CNEP 3:) questions dealing with socio-political values of special relevance in non-Western regions and with the integrity of electoral administration and the quality of democracy.
  • P.I. / Funding: Richard Gunther, Ohio State University (International Coordinator); (DE:) Max Kaase, Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Manfred Küchler, Franz Urban Pappi; (US:)  Paul Allen Beck, Russell Dalton, Scott Flanagan, Robert Huckfeldt, Bradley Richardson; (GB:) John Curtice, Anthony Heath, Roger Jowell; (JP:) Hiroshi Akuto; (ES:) Jose Ramon Montero, Richard Gunther; [...]; supported by the International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy (ICORE)
  • Access: free access to country data sets via project website (all files from CNEP I and II are available to the general public; CNEP III only to members).
  • Special Products/Services: Project website, english language country questionnaires, macro country reports, bibliography

1990 - 1997

 

Survey Series: Central and Eastern Eurobarometer

  • European Commission (website not actively maintained anymore)
  • Archive Website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
    • Up to 20 countries of the region: AL, MK, SI, BG, RO, HU, CZ, SK, PO, DE-E, RU*, AM, GE, MD, BY, UA, EE, LT, LV, KZ, HR, CS
    • * European USSR, European Russia, Russian Federation, Greater Moscow
  • Period/Type: 1990-1997; annual
  • Method(s): Multistage random route probability sampling with country spec. variations; face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Cit 15+; n=1000
  • Topic(s): Evaluation of the democratic and economic reforms, perception of Europe and the European Community and its role in Eastern Europe, use of and trust in national and western media, attitudes towards NATO membership, knowledge of foreign languages
  • P.I. / Funding: European Commission, Directorate-General X, Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit
  • Access: Data Archives: GESISZACAT online access
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated datasets and codebooks; cumulative trendfile and codebook; European Comission reports

1991 ff.

Flash Eurobarometer 

  • European Commission
  • Archive Website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): European Union countries at times: BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, DK, IE, LU, Norther Ireland, GR, ES, PT, DE_W, DE_E
    • 1994: AU, FI, SE
    • 2004: CY, CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, SI, SK
    • 2007: BG, RO
    • 2013: HR
    • in selected waves on particular topics: AL, BR, CH, CN, IL, IN, IS, JP, KR, LI, MK, MD, ME, NO, RS, TR, US
  • Period/Type: 1987/1991 ff.; irregular; 1994-1995: Monthly monitors
  • Method(s): random selections; basically telephone interviews (CATI)
  • Universe/Sample: Population: Cit 15+; n=500+; Special Targets: top decision makers, company manager, doctors, teacher, youth ...
  • Topic(s): Thematical ad-hoc surveys on European integration topics such as: European Elections, European Constitution, citizens rights, single market, common currency, social impact of the crisis, enlargement, information society (Internet), natural environment and energy, tourism, entrepreneurship, youth issues, enterprise issues (common currency, innovation...),  ...
  • P.I. / Funding: European Commission, Directorate-General X, Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit (until 1999); DG Education and Culture, Citizens' Center - Analysis of Public Opinion (until 2000); DG Communication - Public Opinion Analysis Sector (until 2010); European Commission, DG Communication - COMM.A.1 "Research and Speechwriting" (until 2013); European Commission, DG Communication - COMM.A.1 "Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer"
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: European Comission reports

1991 & 1996

International Social Justice Project (ISJP)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BG*, CZ*, DE*, EE*, GB, HU*, JP, NL*, PL, RU*, SI, US, SK** * only 1st wave ** only 2nd wave
  • Period/Type: 1991 and 1996; replication
  • Method(s): Nat. probability sample with varied strategies by country; Personal interviews (USA: Telephone)
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1500
  • Topic(s): social, economic and political justice
  • P.I. / Funding: Bernd Wegener, David S. Mason; National Science Foudation (NSF) and other funding agencies in participating countries
  • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: cumulative data set; country specific methodological reports

1991 ff.

New Europe Barometer

  • New Democracies Barometer
  • New Russia Barometer
  • New Baltic Barometer
  • Korea Democracy Barometer
  • http://www.cspp.strath.ac.uk/
  • http://www.BalticVoices.org
      
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BG, CZ, SK, SI, HU, EE, LV, LT, PL, RO, HR, CS, BA, BY, UA, MD, AT*, DE*; RU; EE, LV, LT; KR * for comparison
  • Period/Type: 1991 ff.; irregular; in total over 100 surveys
  • Method(s): Random sampling; face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop; n= at least 1000
  • Topic(s): Societies in transformation: Democratization and Development, Economic Enterprise and Privatization, Health, Parties and Elections, Poverty and Social Protection, Social Capital
  • P.I. / Funding: Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde. Centre for the Study of Public Policy CSPP; international and national funding (Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, EC, World Bank, NSF, and others)
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA (New Europe Barometer 1-6); all other analysis files for academic research 150 € per wave and country (average)
  • Special Products/Services: On-line retrieval and analysis system (forthcoming)

1991

The Pulse of Europe

  • See also: Pew Global Attitudes Survey (2002)
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): FR, GB, IT, ES, DE-W, DE-E, CZ, HU, PL, BG**, RU*, UA, LT *European Russia ** data not yet in the archive
  • Period/Type: 1991; singular
  • Method(s): Random sampling; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Adult pop; n=500-1500
  • Topic(s): Current situation in life and political and econ. development of the country in times of economic and social upheaval (Common core and additional country specific questions)
  • P.I. / Funding: Donald S. Kellermann, Times Mirror Center for The People & The Press, Washington, DC
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: Single country data sets; comprehensive report: Times Mirror Center For The People & The Press (1991): The Pulse of Europe. A Survey of Political and Social Values. Washington (self published).

1991 & 2000

Population Policy Acceptance Study, PPAS

  • See also: PPAS website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AT, BE (2000: Flanders), CZ, DE, HU, IT, NL; (1991 only:) ES, CH; (2000 only:) CY, EE, FI, LT, PL, RO, SI
  • Period/Type: 1991 and 2000
  • Method(s): multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design
  • Universe/Sample: national population aged 20-65; sample size between n=1100 (CY) and n=4500 (PL)
  • Topic(s): European attitudes and opinions concerning demographic changes, demographic behaviours and population related policies; European’s practices, attitudes and opinions concerning demographic changes, fertility behaviour, intergenerational exchange of resources and services, and population related policies. The study aims to analyse values and attitudes affecting fertility decisions, perception of advantages and disadvantages of having children, meaning of family and parenthood, aspirations in life, opinions and attitudes towards population policy issues and measures, role of government in providing support to families and preferences and aspirations regarding gender roles, paid labour and family life.
  • P.I. / Funding: Charlotte Höhn (Management and Coordination workpackage leader), Federal Institute for Population Research, Germany, E-mail: bib-ppa@destatis.de
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS (data for Germany West and East)
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated harmonised analysis data set available on CD-ROM attached to: Hoehn, Charlotte; Avramov, Dragana; Kotowska, Irena (eds.) (2008). People, Population Change and Policies. Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study Vol.2: Demographic Knowledge - Gender - Ageing. Springer . Questionnaires available throughPPAS project website; result reports.

1991 - 2003

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)

  • Project Website
    see also: Americas Barometer (2004 ff.)
  • Countries in Central and South America (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BO (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003), CO (2001), CR (1973, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2002), EC (1986, 2001, 2002), SV (1991, 1993, 1995, 1999), GT (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001), HN (1983, 1985, 1991, 2001), MX (1978, 1979), NI (1989, 1991, 1995-1999 yearly), PA (1991), PY (1996, 1998), PE (1996, 1998), VE (1995)
  • Period/Type: 1991 ff.; irregular
  • Method(s): Multi-stage random sampling
  • Universe/Sample: Adult pop.; n=1500-3000; over-sampling optional in each political context
  • Topic(s): citizen views on system support, political tolerance, citizen participation, local government, corruption, and views on authoritarianism
  • P.I. / Funding: Mitchell A. Seligson, Latin American Public Opinion Project, Vanderbilt University; Partly supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Access: Analysis files for certificated academic research through the Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
  • Special Products/Services: Project website with survey descriptions, reports and free online analysis

1991 

  Fertility and Family Surveys (FFS)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AT, BE, BG, CA, CZ, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IT, LV, LT, NL, NZ, NO, PL, PT, SI, ES, SE, CH, US
  • Period/Type: 1988-1999 (countrywise different years; two surveys in Canada 1990 and 1995)
  • Method(s): country specific (multi stage) random sampling procedures; oral/postal interviews
  • Universe/Sample: population aged 15-69 (differently defined from country to country); separate sampling and sample size for men (n=700-4000) and women (n=1700-10000)
  • Topic(s): age, sex, relationship and other characteristics of all household members, type of occupancy of dwelling unit, early life experiences, including leaving the parental home, current partnership situation and future intentions, partnership history, children ever lived with, history of co-residence with children, pregnancy history for outcomes other than live births, current pregnancy and its planning status, contraceptive use, wanted ultimate family size, views on partnership behaviour, abortion, parental responsibilities, level of education, education history, occupation history, religion and other background variables (partner characteristics), migration history, contraception history, values and beliefs, population policy acceptance
  • P.I. / Funding: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Access: UNECE-FFS website
  • Special Products/Services: detailed data documentation and metodological report, country specific documentation and XLS-tables with aggregated results 

1993

Social Change in Baltic Countries

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): EE, LV, LT
  • Period/Type: 1993; singular
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 15+ / 18-65; n=1500
  • Topic(s): Work and working life, social problems, political and economic transformation
  • P.I. / Funding: University of Tampere, Department of Sociology and Social Psychology
  • Access: Data Archives: FSD
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data file

1993 / 1994

Values and Political Change in Post-Communist Europe

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CZ, SK, HU, UA, RU
  • Period/Type: 1993-1994; singular
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: general public + members of Parliament
  • Topic(s): Political change and political values
  • P.I. / Funding: University of Glasgow, Department of Politics; Economic and Social Research Council
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA
  • Special Products/Services:

1993 / 1994

Social Stratification in Eastern Europe since 1989

  • Archive website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BG, CZ, SK, HU, PL, RU
  • Period/Type: 1993-1994; singular
  • Method(s): Three-stage stratified random sampling; Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 20-69 (RU: 20-79; HU: 18+); n=5000 (PL incl. Warsaw over-sample)
  • Topic(s): household composition, social promotion, educational history, job history, self-employment, political participation, part-time economic activities, household chores, income and property, residential history, housing situation, material consumption, life style, ancestry and religion
  • P.I. / Funding: Ivan Szelenyi Donald J. Treiman, University of California; Eastern European Group, Dept. of Sociology, UCLA; funded by U.S. NSF, U.S. National Council for Soviet and Eastern European Research and other private and public funding bodies
  • Access: Data Archives: SDA
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated dataset with online codebook, study design report and data Access

1993 / 1995

The Transformation Process in Hungary, Poland, in the Czech and Slovak Republic

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): HU, PL, CZ, SK
  • Period/Type: 1993-1995; singular (data collection at different times)
  • Method(s): Multi-stage stratified random; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+ (HU), 14+ (CZ, SK) 15+ (PL); n=1000 (SK 500)
  • Topic(s): Attitudes towards market economy and political reforms (democracy), economic and financial situation, value orientations, voting preference
  • P.I. / Funding: H.P. Haarland, H.-J. Niessen, W. Franzen, W. Uellner, Office for Empirical Research and Social Economics, Cologne; Otto-Wolff-Stiftung; Margarete und Johann Ley-Stiftung
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set with codebook; Complementary business surveys in Poland (1993) Slovakia/Czech Republic (1994) and Hungary (1995)

1994 - 2001 

The European Community Household Panel (ECHP)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, DK, IE, LU, GR, ES, PT, AT, FI, SE
  • Period/Type: 1994-2001 (AT: 1995ff; FI: 1996 ff; SE: 1997ff)
  • Method(s): panel design at annual intervals (with constant renewal and follow up)
  • Universe/Sample: population 16+ in their households, covering all persons cohabiting with any of the original sample person in the same household
  • Topic(s): Living conditions: economic activity and personal income, the individual's social relations and responsibilities, health, pensions and insurance, degree of satisfaction with various aspects of work and life, education and training, biographic information (as from 2004, the EU-SILC survey covers most of the above-mentioned topics - see: EU-SILC)
  • P.I. / Funding: EUROSTAT, European Commission
  • Access: EUROSTAT - via ECHP users' database (UDB) under strict contractual conditions 
  • Special Products/Services: broad range of statistics derived from the ECHP

1994 & 1999

NORBALT I and II Living Conditions in the Baltic Countries

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): EE, LV, LT
  • Period/Type: 1994 and 1999
  • Method(s): Two-stage stratified cluster samples based on public population registers; houshold and individual part questionnaires (1999)
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+ (individual part); n=5.000 (EE), 3000 (LV), 2800 (LT); in total about 30.000 individuals (1999)
  • Topic(s): Living conditions: poverty and economic resources, housing and residential environment, communication technology, education, the labour market (unemployment, working conditions), social integration (membership), health and mental health, crime and security; NACE and ISCO-88 occupation codes
  • P.I. / Funding: Fafo (Institute for Applied Social Science, Oslo) project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Norwegian Research Council
  • Access: Tabulation reports, summary report, extensive national reports with detailed technical description and questionnaire available through the project website [not available anymore]
  • Access to primary data (1999): Data Archives: GESIS - ZACAT  online Access
  • Special Products/Services: Project report

1994 - 2003

International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) / Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CA, NL, CH, DE, PL, US, IE, SE
    • Added 1996: AU, GB, NIRL, BE (Flemish), NZ
    • Added 1998: CL, FI, NO, CZ, HU, SI, DK, IT, CH (Italian speaking)
    • 2003: IT, NO, CH, BM, CA, US
  • Period/Type: IALS: 1994/1996/1998 - ALL: 2003
  • Method(s): Face-to-face interviews (background questionnaire and written assessment of skills)
  • Universe/Sample: Nationally representative samples of the adult population ages 15-65; n=1500-8000 / n=3420 (US 2003)
  • Topic(s): Background questions to collect general participant information like demographic details and work history; assessments of the skills of participants in Prose Literacy, Document Literacy, and Quantitative Literacy.
  • P.I. / Funding: Statistics Canada and OECD with national partners (in total nine governments and three intergovernmental organizations)
  • Access:
  • Special Products/Services:

1994

East Asia Barometer  EABS -  A Comparative Survey of Democratization and Value Change in East Asia 

East Asis Barometer Surveys
  • See also: Asian Barometer Survey (2001)
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):  Up to six countries: TW, CN, HK, KR, PH, TH; time series for 4 countries
  • Period/Type: 1994 ff.; 2-8 year intervals depending on the country; in 2001 taken up by the Asian Barometer
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop; n=800-3200
  • Topic(s): trust in institutions, traditionalism, political participation, social capital, electoral mobilization, democratic and authoritarian values, democratization, regime evaluation, democratic legitimacy
  • P.I. / Funding: National Taiwan University, Department of Political Science (et. al.)
  • Access:
  • Special Products/Services:

1994 ff.

The Luxembourg Wealth Study - LWS

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): 12 countries
    • AU, CA CY, FI, DE, IT, JP, LU, NO, SE, GB, US
  • Period/Type: data since 1994, corresponding to various years; project established in 2007
  • Method(s): Compilation and harmonization of national household surveys
  • Universe/Sample: households
  • Topic(s): Household-level data on assets and debt, market and government income, household characteristics, labour market outcomes, expenditures and behavioural indicators.
  • P.I. / Funding: non-profit cooperative research project; mainly funded by the national science and social science research foundations of its member countries; partnership with the University of Luxembourg.
  • Access: LIS website; webtabulator with registration (except for key figures); access to microdata for scholarly, research or educational purposes only. Use of the microdata for commercial purposes is never permitted.
  • Special Products/Services: LWS datasets are harmonised into a common template, parallel to the one created for the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) datasets. Extensive documentation.

1995 ff.

Latinobarometer

  

Global Barometer Surveys

  • See also: Global Barometer 
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): 1995 ff: AR, BR, CL, MX, PE, PY, UY, VE; 1996 ff.: BO, CO, CR, ES*, GT, EC, HN, NI, PA, SV; 2000 ff.: DO  (* not in 2000, 2005, 2011)
  • Period/Type: 1995 ff.; annual (except 1999)
  • Method(s): Multi-stage random sampling, in most countries combined with quotas sampling for sex and age (education) in the 3r stage; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Nat pop*; N=1000-1200; BO up to 1998: 800; PY up to 2004: 600, ES 2500; * urban population only in CL (until 2004), CO (until 1999), PY (until 2004)
  • Topic(s): Standard programme plus topics of special interest: democracy, institutions, law and constitution, politics, political parties, participation, poverty, international relations trust between countries, value, communication media, social capital, economy, trade, foreign investment, ... plus current affairs
  • P.I. / Funding: Marta Lagos, Corporación Latino-barómetro (private non-profit organisation; initial public support by EC, UNDP, IDB
  • Access:
    • Download via project website (all waves; subscription or individual charge for the most recent wave at times)
    • Online analysis and download at ASEP-JDS for subscribers only
    • Libraries, universities, or educational institutions have to buy an educational centre license. The educational license has a fixed price of 1000€ per year and implies an unlimited number of downloads of all Latinobarómetro files from the institution's IPs. Contact: asep.jds@jdsurvey.net
  • Special Products/Services: Online data analysis, comprehensive data reports

1995

 Social Consequences of Transition

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CZ, HU, PL, SK, DE-E
  • Period/Type: 1995; Singular, CZ: 3 waves
  • Method(s): Random probability sampling methods; Face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Adult pop; N= 1000
  • Topic(s): everyday processes of the transition, including its impact on people's ways of life, how people cope with new challenges, what difficulties people have in adjusting to new institutions, how their values change or remain the same, and the relationship of these processes to changing social policies
  • P.I. / Funding: Project “Social Costs of Economic Transformation” (SOCO) initiated and coordinated by the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
  • Access: Data Archives: SDA
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated dataset with codebook

1996 ff.

Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2); planned for over 50 countries:
    • 1st module: AU, BY, BE, CA, CH, CL, CZ, DK, DE, ES, GB, HK, HU, IS, IL, JP, KR, LT, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PE, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SI, TW, TH, UA, US
    • 2nd module: AL, AU, BE, BG, BR, CA, CH, CL, CZ, DK, DE, ES, FI, FR, GB, HK, HU, IS, IE, IL, IT, JP, KG, KR, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PE, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SI, TW, US
    • 3rd module: AU, BR, CA, CH, CL, CZ, DK, DE, EE, FI, FR, GR, HK, HR, HU, IS, IE, IL, JP, LV, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PE, PH, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TH, TR, TW, US, UY, ZA
    • 4th module (2nd advanced release): AU, DE, FR, GR, IE, IS, JP, MX, ME, NZ, PL, CH, RS, TW, TH, US, AT
  • Period/Type: Common modules of survey questions in national post-election studies:
    • 1st module: 1996-2001
    • 2nd module: 2001-2005
    • 3rd module: 2006-2011
    • 4th module: 2011-2016
  • Method(s): Personal interviews, phone interviews, and mail back questionnaires
  • Universe/Sample: Age-eligible citizens, or citizens of voting age of collaborating countries
  • Topic(s): Electoral behaviour, social and political cleavages, evaluation of democratic institutions
  • P.I. / Funding: International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy ICORE; National Science Foundation ...
  • Access: Project website and GESIS
  • Special Products/Services:
    • Micro level data complemented with district level data for each respondent, including electoral returns, turnout, and the number of candidates; macro level data reporting aggregate electoral returns, electoral rules and formulas, and regime characteristics; ICORE Newsletter; free data download
    • Question and variable browsing and retrieval as well as basic online data anaylsis via the GESIS data portal ZACAT
    • Comprehensive bibliography and selected results
    • E. Mochmann, I. Oedegaard, R. Mauer, Inventory of National Election Studies in Europe 1945-1995: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Bergisch-Gladbach, 1998
  • Related but independent elite study: The Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) is a multi-national project collecting data on candidates running for national parliamentary elections in some 25 European countries, Australia, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand (1st wave 2005-2013; 2nd wave 2013-2018). 
 

1996 - 1998

Coping with Government in the FSU / ECE  - Former Soviet Union / Economic Commission for Europe

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BG, CZ, SK, UA
  • Period/Type: 1996-1998; singular
  • Method(s): Face-to-face interview; focus group discussions
  • Universe/Sample: Adult Pop. + selected ethnic minorities; n= 1000 -1900; officials, n=300 -400
  • Topic(s): Government and political systems, societies in transformation, attitudes to economic and political reform; to government officials and their interactions with these; and their ideas on how to improve the official's behaviour, as well as the views of the officials themselves on these topics and their experiences dealing with the public
  • P.I. / Funding: W.L. Miller, A.B. Grodeland (University of Glasgow, Department of Politics), T.Y. Koshechkina (Ukrainian Surveys and Marketing); Grants: Overseas Development Administration and Economic and Social Research Council
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA
  • Special Products/Services: Survey data complemented by focus group transcripts and in-depth interview summaries

1996 / 1997

Survey Series: East Asian Social Survey 1997

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CN, KR, TW (=Taiwan Social Change Survey 1996)
  • Period/Type: 1996-1997; singular (follow-up project started in 2006: EASS)
  • Method(s): CN: purposive sample of coastal regions (one large and one medium size city in each of three regions: Northeast, East, and South China, and then used probability sampling through subsequent levels; KR: population-weighted probability samples from 271 primary sampling units; TW:
  • Universe/Sample: Adult residents (CN: 20-65; KR: 25-60; TW: ); CN: n=3013; KR: n=3570 (incl. oversample of small business, sales and service workers); TW: n=2831
  • Topic(s): Work conditions, Family, Civil Society
  • P.I. / Funding: Shen Chonglin, Chen Yingying, and Zhe Xiaoye (Sociology Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Chiu Hei-yuan (Sociology Institute, Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Yong-hak Kim (Yonsei University, S. Korea), and William L. Parish and Mary C. Brinton (University of Chicago) / Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and the National Science Foundation
  • Access: Access via project website for research purposes only.
  • Special Products/Services: Project website with country by country methodological information and online data download (TW: online access under construction)

1997 / 1998

New Departures: Religion and Attitudes toward Church in Eastern (Central) Europe - International Research on Religion and Attitudes toward Church

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE-E, HR, LT, PL, RO, SK, SI, CZ, UA, HU
  • Period/Type: 1997-1998; singular
  • Method(s): Multi-stage random sampling with differences by country; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Adult residents (upper age limit in some countries); n=1000
  • Topic(s): Media use, quality of life, attitudes towards church, religion, Christianity, god and the bible, superstition, national pride, party preferences
  • P.I. / Funding: Paul M. Zulehner, András Máté-Tóth; Pastoral Forum, Vienna
  • Access: Access restricted to founding agency and research group: ADP
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set with codebook

1997/ 2000

Transition Barometer

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): PL, CZ, HU, RU
  • Period/Type: 1997-2000; singular
  • Method(s): Multi-stage stratified random sample; face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 16+; n=1000, RU: n=2400
  • Topic(s): Attitudes towards market economy and political reforms (democracy), economic and financial situation, value orientations
  • P.I. / Funding: H. P. Haarland, H.-J. Niessen, et.al., Office for Empirical Research and Social Economics, Cologne
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS 1st wave, others forthcoming
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set; additional business surveys

1998 / 1999

People on war

  • Archive website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): Conflict regions: IL*, AF, BA, KH, CO, SV, GE-Abkhazia, LB, NG, PH, SO, ZA; UN S.C. members: FR, GB, RU, US; and CH / * and occupied territories
  • Period/Type: 1998/99; singular
  • Method(s): stratified, multistage cluster sampling method; face-to-face interviews; standardised plus in-depth interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n= 1000- 1500; plus focus groups
  • Topic(s): war experiences, attitudes and expectations towards rules in war, prohibited weapons, child-soldiers, women in war, knowledge of the Geneva Conventions, role of international organizations; civil protection, concept of crimes of war
  • P.I. / Funding: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Access: Data Archives: FORS-DARIS (Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences - Data and Research Information Services; until 2007 SIDOS)
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data sets and codebooks for conflict and other countries separately

1999 ff.

Harmonized European Time Use Survey (HETUS)

  • Web application site
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BE, BG, DE, EE, ES, FR, IT, LV, LT, PL, SI, FI, GB, NO, SE
  • Period/Type: country specific (every 5-10 years); 12 months period, i.e. 365 consecutive days
  • Method(s): [...]
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 20+; [n= ...]
  • Topic(s): 49 main activities, 10 secondary activities and 11 categories for location and means of transport
  • P.I. / Funding: [EUROSTAT]
  • Access: Data Archives: [...]
  • Special Products/Services: Reference Metadata in Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

1999 ff.

Afrobarometer

Afrobarometer


Global Barometer Surveys

  • See also: Global Barometer 
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): up to 36 countries: BJ, BF*, BI*, BW, CM*, CI* CV, DZ*, EG*, ET*, GA* GH, KE, LS, LR*, MA*, MG, MU*, MW, ML, MZ, NA, NG, SD*, SL*, SN, SS*, SZ*, ZA, TG*,  TN*, TZ, UG, ZW, ZA*, ZW (*not in round 1 to 3)
  • Period/Type: 1999 ff.
  • Method(s): Multistage area probability sample; face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: cit 18+ (voting age); n=1200 / 2400 (in extremely heterogeneous societies
  • Topic(s): democracy, governance, livelihoods, economics, social capital, conflict and crime, political participation , national identity; special focus on developing societies
  • P.I. / Funding: IDASA, CDD-Ghana, MSU, and others independent public and private research institutes; grants from national and international political and development institutions
  • Access: Project website and data archives: ICPSR (two years embargo) 
  • Special Products/Services: Trend data, integrated data sets with codebook, Online analysis via JD System at ASEP-JDS

1999 - 2003

Eurobarometers in Switzerland

  • Replaced by: MOSAiCH Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland will continue a few questions
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CH
  • Period/Type: 1999-2003; annual subsets of standard Eurobarometer questionnaires; MOSAiCH: 2005 ff.; biennial
  • Method(s): Multistage random route probability sampling; face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Cit 15+; n=1000 ; MOSAiCH: Cit 17+; n=1000
  • Topic(s):
    • Selected topical modules from standard Eurobarometer adapted to the situation in Switzerland: trust in institutions, environment, immigrants, information society, genetic enegeneering, science and technology, family and partnership ...
    • Swiss ISSP modules are included intermittently.
    • MOSAiCH only continues a few questions on Swiss EU membership issues.
  • P.I. / Funding: Service suisse d'information et d'archivage de données pour les sciences sociales (SIDOS); initiated by the research program "Switzerland Towards the Future"; European Commission, Swiss National Sience Foundation
  • Access: Data Archives: FORS-DARIS (Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences - Data and Research Information Services; until 2007 SIDOS)
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated datasets EU15+CH and codebooks; cumulative dataset 1999-2003 including EU15 countries; NESSTAR online Access

2000

EU Accession Opinion Survey

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): SI, BG, CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, SK, TR, PL, RO
  • Period/Type: 2000; singular
  • Method(s): Face-to-face interviews, SI: telephone
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000, TR: 2000
  • Topic(s): interest in EU Accession; voting in a hypothetical referendum on EU Access: ion; expectation of the data of EU Access: ion; Readiness for EU Access: ion; personal EU opportunities
  • P.I. / Funding: Rudi Tavčar, Gral-Iteo - Marketing Research Ltd, self-funding
  • Access: Data archives: ADP
  • Special Products/Services: Integrated data set; NESSTAR online Access:

2000

Asia Europe Survey: A Multinational Comparative Study in 18 Countries (ASES)

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
    • East and Southeast Asia: JP, KR, CN, TW, SG, MY, ID, TH, PH
    • Western Europe: GB, IE, FR, DE, SE, IT, ES, PT, GR
  • Period/Type: 10-12/2000; singular
  • Method(s): multi-stratified random cluster sampling (country specific deviations); face to face interviews
    • CN: probability proportionate sample;
    • GB, FR, PT: Quota sampling ;
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18-79; n=800;
    • CN: eight cities;
    • ID: Java;
    • MY: Malay peninsula ;
    • GB: excluding Northern Ireland
  • Topic(s): Rise of civil society and the deepening of globalization: identity, trust, satisfaction, beliefs and actions, socio-economic attributes
  • P.I. / Funding: Takashi Inoguchi, Institute of Oriental Culture at the University of Tokyo; Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology
  • Access: Data available through the ICPSR, and the SSJD, University of Tokyo
  • Special Products/Services: Project Website; national field work reports; publication: Jean Blondel, Takashi Inoguchi (2006): Political Cultures in Asia and Europe: Citizens, States and Societal Values. Routledge. (Politics in Asia Series)

2001 ff.

Asian Barometer Survey (ABS) 

Asian Barometer
 

Global Barometer Surveys

  • See also:
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
  • East Asia: HK, JP, TW, TH, PH, CN, MN, KR; SG, ID, MY, VN, KH; MM
  • South Asia: BD, IN, NP, PK, LK
  • Period/Type:
    • 1st wave 2001-2003;
    • 2nd wave 2005-2008
    • 3nd wave 2010
    • 4th wave 2014-2016
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Adult, voting-age population; n=1200
  • Topic(s): economic evaluation, trust in institutions, traditionalism, political participation, social capital, electoral mobilization, democratic and authoritarian values, democratization, regime evaluation, democratic legitimacy, ideological cleavage
  • P.I. / Funding: National Taiwan University, Department of Political Science (et. al.)
  • Access: through
    • ABS website for academic research, education, policy-oriented analysis, or pre-approved purpose
    • Online data analysis via JD System at ASEP-JDS for subscribers only
  • Special Products/Services:

Start 2001

Survey Series: Global Barometer Surveys (GBS)  


 

 

Global Barometer Surveys
  • Ex-post integration of a common module of questions contained in the following regional barometer surveys:
    • Latinobarometer (started 1995)
    • Afrobarometer (started 1999)
    • Asian Barometer (started 2001)
    • Arab Barometer (started 2007)
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): three continents, more than 48% of the world’s population: Africa, East and South Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East
    • Round 1: DZ, AR, BD, BJ, BO, BW, BR, CV, CO, CR, CL, EC, SV, GH, GT, HN, IN, ID, JP, JO, KE, KW, LB, LS, MG, MW, ML, MX, MN, MA, MZ, NA, NP, NI, NG, PS, PK, PA, PY, PE, PH, KR, SN, SG, ZA, LK, TW, TH, UG, TZ, UY, VE, VN, ZM, ZW
  • Period/Type:
    • Round 1: 2003-2007 (ex-post integration)
  • Method(s): Face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000+  
  • Topic(s): economic evaluation, trust in institutions, security, political participation, social capital, electoral mobilization, democratic and authoritarian values, democratization, regime evaluation, democratic legitimacy, ideological cleavage
  • P.I. / Funding: Globalbarometer Network
  • Access:
  • Special Products/Services: Network website: online data analysis, download of integrated individual level data file, technical information by country, working papers, reports

2001 - 2004

Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 

European Commission DG Communication
  • European Commission (website not actively maintained anymore)
  • Archive Website
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CY, CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, SI, SK, BG, RO, TR
  • Period/Type: 2001-2004; pilot study 1999/2000; bi-annual, additional topical surveys
  • Method(s): Multistage random route probability sampling; face to face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Cit 15+; n=1000 MT: 500 CY: 500; special youth sample in 2003
  • Topic(s): Base instrument: Monitoring the public opinion on European integration, institutions and politics, socio-political attitudes; changing topical modules: quality of life, social exclusion, family topics, unemployment and quality of work, time usage, science and technology, agriculture, immigration, information society, globalisation, health care ...
  • P.I. / Funding: European Commission, DG Communication - Public Opinion Analysis Sector
  • Access: Data Archives: GESIS - ZACAT  online Access
  • Special Products/Services:
  • Integrated datasets with codebooks; European Comission reports

2001 - 2002

EU Index 2001-2002


  
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): SI, BG, HR, CZ, CY, EE, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, RO, SK, TR
  • Period/Type: 2001-2002; three waves
  • Method(s): Representative samples except for Turkey; face-to.-face interviews, TR: telephone
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000 per wave (MT, CY: 300)
  • Topic(s): confidence in the European Union, readiness to join and the economic expectations following EU Access: ion, referendum on EU Access: ion
  • P.I. / Funding: Rudi Tavčar , Gral-Iteo - Marketing Research Ltd., self-funding
  • Access: Data archives: ADP
  • Special Products/Services: Cumulative data set; NESSTAR online Access:

2001 & 2002

Political Culture in Central and Eastern Europe (PCE) / Political Culture and Democratic Values in New Democracies (PCND)

  • Project website [not available anymore]
  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AL, BG, CZ, EE, DE-E, HU, PL, RO, RU, SK, SI / DE-W, ES, GR
  • Period/Type: 2000 (PCE); 2002 (PCND)
  • Method(s): Multistage random sampling, quota sampling (AL, CZ, GR); Face-to-face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+ / PL: 15+; n=1000-1500
  • Topic(s): Political culture and European integration: economic, social and political attitudes and values, attitudes towards democracy and market economy, political behaviour and support, attitudes towards the EU
  • P.I. / Funding: Detlef Pollack, European University Viadrina, Chair for Comparative Sociology of Culture; European Commission 5th Framework Programme, VolkswagenStiftung, DFG
  • Access: Data Archives: (forthcoming?) - the PCE 2000 data for Slovakia are available at the Slocak Archive of Social Data SASD 
  • Special Products/Services: Cumulative integrated data set with codebook

2001 & 2002

E-LIVING: Life in Digital Europe

  • Project website

  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): NO, GB, DE, IT, BG, IL
  • Period/Type: 2001/2002; two wave household panel
  • Method(s): random digit dialling (BG: multistage random); CATI, face-to- face interviews
  • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; Wave 1: n=1700, Wave 2: n=1100, plus partners n=400
  • Topic(s): Use of information and communication technologies, social capital, social networks, quality of life, working conditions, employment and educational experiences
  • P.I. / Funding: E-Living Project Consortium; European Commission, FP5 IST Programme
  • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA
  • Special Products/Services: Detailed country specific methodological report

2002 ff.

Generations & Gender Programme  GGP 


 


  • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
    • Wave 1 (2002-2011): AU, AT, BE, BG, CZ, EE, FR, GE, DE, HU, IT, JP, LT, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU [SE]*
    • Wave 2 (2006-...): AT, FR, GE, DE, HU, LT, NL [AU, BG, CZ, IT, RU]*
      []* no data yet
  • Period/Type: three-year intervals per country; cross-section and panel design
    • Method(s): Country specific data collection standards: mixed mode (questionnaire designed for face-to-face); list and geographical area sampling frames, probability sampling recommended
    • Universe/Sample: resident, non-institutionalized adult population aged between 18 and 80; n=9000 per country (average)
    • Topic(s): Change Across the Life Course: transition to adulthood, life course and decision-making, economic activity, intergenerational exchanges; Families and Relationships: partnership, fertility, work-family balance, gender relations; Later Life: informal and formal care, wellbeing and health, grandparenthood, retirement
    • P.I. / Funding: Social Science Research Infrastructure: multinational consortium with Council of Partners, Scientific Board; coordination since 2009: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) / design study funded by an EU-FP7 grant
    • Access: through
    • Special Products/Services: Contextual Database with macro data on country- and regional level on the cultural, economic, political, social and policy contexts; detailed country specific methodological documentation and acces to all master and national questionnaires; research notes and newsletter 

    2002 ff.

    European Social Survey 

    ESS
    • Project website

    • Archive website

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) as of 2012:
      • AT (not in 2012), BE, BG (2006-2012), CH, CY (2006-2012), CZ (2002,2004,2008ff), DE, DK, EE (2004ff), FI, FR, GB, GR (2002,2004,2008,2010), HR (2008,2010), HU, IE, IL (2002, 2008ff), IS (2004,2012), IT (2002,2004, 2012), LT (2008 ff), LU (2002,2004), LV (2006,2008,2014), NL, NO, PL, PT, RO (2006,2008), RU (2006-2012), SI, SK (2004-2012), ES, SE, TR (2004,2008), UA (2004-2012), XK* (2012), AL (2012)
        * temporary code for Kosovo
    • Period/Type: 2002 ff.; biennial
    • Method(s): Multistage probability sampling with national adaptations; face to face interviews
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 15+; n=2000
    • Topic(s): Long term international social monitoring - Core module: citizenship and governance, political and social participation, social capital, political culture, socio-polit. orientations, moral, political and social values, immigration, social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious allegiances; well-being; two rotating modules: human values, family, work and well-being ...
    • P.I. / Funding: Rory Fitzgerald, City University London (until 2011: Roger Jowell) / European Science Foundation, EC 5th and 6th framework program, national academic funding bodies, European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) long-term funding (application)
    • Access: Free Access through dedicated archive website: NSD
    • Special Products/Services: Extensive methodological, data appraisal, and context information; national field work reports; online retrieval, variable level documentation, analysis and download system (NESSTAR), multilevel context data, cumulation wizzard ...

    2002 ff.

    Transatlantic Trend Survey   TTS (Worldviews)

    Transatlantic Trends
    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, PL, US
      • 2003 ff.: PT
      • 2004 ff.: ES, SK, TR
      • 2006 ff.: BG (up to 2012), RO
      • 2011 ff.: SE (exc. 2013)
      • 2012, 2014: RU
      • 2014: GR
    • Period/Type: 2002 ff.; annual
    • Method(s): Random-digit dialling sample; CATI (except PL)
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000 (RU: 1500)
    • Topic(s): Opinions on world affaires, foreign politics, conflicts, and international event;
    • P.I. / Funding: Pierangelo Isernia, Center for the Study of Political Change, University of Siena / German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF); Compagnia di San Paolo (Turin), Luso-American Foundation; Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (CCFR)
    • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, Roper Center, GESIS
    • Special Products/Services: Codebooks; cumulative file (forthcoming); parallel European Elites Survey in nine EU member states in 2011 (Members of the European Parliament and top-level EU officials); see also: Transatlantic Trend Survey: Immigration (2008 ff.); parallel survey: International Trends: Korea 2012

    2002 / 2004

    East Asia Value Survey

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • 2002: JP, CN* / * Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong
      • 2003: TW, KR
      • 2004: SG
    • Period/Type: 2002-2004; singular
    • Method(s): Face-to-face interviews
    • Universe/Sample: Social attitudes and values, interpersonal trust, trust in social institutions, … (including items comparable to GSS and WVS items)
    • Topic(s): Hing-po LO; Department of of Management Sciences, City University of Hongkong;
    • Ryozo Yoshino, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM), Tokyo; Renmin University of China in Beijing, and other collaborators; Funds by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan
    • P.I. / Funding:
    • Access:
    • Special Products/Services: online service under construction

    2002 ff.

    The Pew Global Attitudes Survey

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): in total 54 countries; international comparative surveys with six to 44 participating countries
    • Period/Type: 2002 ff.
    • Method(s): probabilty samples; face-to-face and telephone interviews
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+ (representativity depending on countries); n= 500-3000
    • Topic(s): assessments of own lives, views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day, attitudes toward democracy, attitudes about terrorism, intersection between the Islamic faith and public policy in countries with significant Muslim populations, attitudes toward the United States
    • P.I. / Funding: Pew Research Center; The Pew Cheritable Trusts
    • Access: Data and documentation download after registration via project website
    • Special Products/Services: Reports

    2003 ff.

    The Voice of the People

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): up to 67 countries:
      • Africa: CM, EG, ET, GH, IL, KE, NG, SN, ZA, TG,
      • Asia: HK, IN, ID, JP, MY, PK, PH, SG, KR, TW, TH, TR, VN
      • N-America: CA, CR, DO, GT, MX, NI, PA, US
      • S-America: AR, BO, CO, EC, PY, PE, UY, VE
      • Europe: AT, BA, BG, HR, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, GB, GR, IS, IS, IE, IT, (CS), LT, LU, MK, MD, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RU, RS, ES, CH, UA
    • Period/Type: 2003 ff.; annual; including the special issue 'Voice of the People Millenium Survey 2000'; 2009 ff. 'Voice of the People End of the Year Survey'
    • Method(s): [...]; Interview method country specific: face-to-face, telephone, web-survey, self-completed
    • Universe/Sample: nat. pop. 18+ (variations if required by research conditions, e.g. urban areas only); n=500-1500
    • Topic(s): Governance and democracy, the environment, terrorism, global issues (health, poverty, education technology, human rights, economy ...)
    • P.I. / Funding: GALLUP International Association
    • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR
    • Special Products/Services: Results, reports, methodological reports through the project website 'End of the Year Survey'; dedicated "Voice of the People" website discontinued 
    • Participation of third parties through insertion of own questions possible

    2003-2008

    Asia Barometer 

    Asia Barometer
    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • 2003: JP, KR, CN, TH, MY, VN, MM, IN, LK, UZ
      • 2004: JP, KR, CN, TH, MY, VN, MM, BN, KH, ID, LA, PH, SG
      • 2005: AF, BD, BT, KZ, KG, MV, MN, NP, PK, TJ, TM, IN, LK, UZ
      • 2006: CN, HK, JP, KR, SG, TW, VN
      • 2007: KH, ID, LA, MY, MM, PH, TH
      • 2008: AU, CN, IN, JP, RU. US
    • Period/Type: 2003 ff.; annual; varying groups of countries
    • Method(s): Multi-stage-stratified random sampling; face-to-face interviews (except Japan in 2003)
    • Universe/Sample: 2003/2004 Pop 20-59, 2005 ff.20-69; 2003-2005 n=800 (CN: 1000); 2006ff. n=1000 (CN 2006 n=2000)
    • Topic(s): Values and Life Styles; Social Infrastructure Development; Economic Conditions; Life Values and Satisfactions; Social Actions, Customs, and Rules; Identities; Political Consciousness; Health Conditions; country or region specific modules
    • P.I. / Funding: Takashi Inoguchi, Institute of Oriental Culture at the University of Tokyo, and national representatives; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, national business firms and foundations; since 2005: Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology
    • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, SSJDA, and download via project website after registration
    • Special Products/Services: Analysis and sourcebook based on the Asia Barometer survey 2003 including CD-ROM with questionnaires and SPSS data set, Siglo XXI Editores; national field work reports

    2003 ff.

    European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS)

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): European Union member and candidate countries:
      • BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, DK, IE, LU, GR, ES, PT, DE, AU, FI, SE, CY, CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, SI, SK, BG, RO; TR (since 2007), KS* (since 2010), MK, RS, HR, IS, ME (since 2012); *preliminary code for Kosovo
    • Period/Type: 2003 ff.; repetition planned once every 4-5 years
    • Method(s): Multi-stage stratified random sample; face-to-face interview s
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=600 / 1000
    • Topic(s): Quality of life: employment, economic resources, family and households, community life and social participation, health and health care, knowledge, education and training
    • P.I. / Funding: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
    • Access: Data Archives: UK-DA
    • Special Products/Services: dedicated GESIS webpage

    2003 ff.

    Global Corruption Barometer

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2); up to 107 countries in 2013:
      • AF, AL, DZ, AR, AM, AU, AT, AZ, BD, BE, BY, BO, BA, BR, BN, BG, BI, KH, CM, CA, CL, CN, CO, CG, CR, HR, CY, CZ, DK, DO, CD, EC, EG, SV, EE, ET, FJ, FI, FR, MK, GA, GE, DE, GH, GR, GT, HK, HU, IS, IN, IE, IQ, IE, IL, IT, JM, JP, JO, KZ, KE, KR, XK, KW, KG, LV, LB, LR, LY, LT, LU, MG, MW, MY, MV, MX, MD, MN, MA, MZ, NP, NL, NZ, NI, NG, NO, PK, PS, PA, PG, PY, PE, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, RW, SN, RS, SL, SG, SK, SI, SB, ZA, SS, ES, LK, SD, SE, CH, TW, TZ, TH, TG, TN, TR, UG, UA, GB, UY, US, VU, VE, VN, YE, ZM, ZW (XK = Kosovo)
    • Period/Type: 2003 ff., annual (one survey 2010/11; no survey in 2012)
    • Method(s): [...] / face-to-face, telephone and online interviews
    • Universe/Sample: national population; n=1000(-2000), n=500 (population < 1.000.000); in a few countries urban population only
    • Topic(s): views on corruption in the country in general, and regarding to specific institutions; people’s experience of bribery across different services; assessment of the effectiveness of government measures against corruption; willingness to get involved personally in the fight against corruption, demographics
    • P.I. / Funding: Transparency International
    • Access: Project website (datasets in XLS format)
    • Special Products/Services: question contunuity guide, country and global reports of results, graphical interactive representation of global and country results

    2004 ff.

    Americas Barometer

    • Project website (LAPOP)

      see also: Latin American Public Opinion Project (1991 ff.)

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): up to 28 countries covering North America, Mexico & Central America, the Caribbean and South America:
      • 2004 ff: CR, SV, GT, HN, MX, NI, PA; DO; BO, CO, EC
      • 2006 ff plus: CA, US; GY, HT, JM; BR, CL, PY, PE, UY, VE  
      • 2008 ff plus: BZ; AR
      • 2010 ff plus: SR, TT
      • 2014 ff plus: BS, BB
    • Period/Type: biennial (off-cycle surveys in CO, EC and VE)
    • Method(s): Probability sampling
    • Universe/Sample: Voting-age adults
    • Topic(s): Democratic values and behaviours
    • P.I. / Funding: Latin American Public Opinion Project, Vanderbilt University
    • Access: Free access through project website
    • Special Products/Services: free online analysis

    2004 ff. 

    Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe - SHARE

    Share
    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): 
      • Wave 1: AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GR*, IT, NL, SE, IL** (** wave 1, 2 and 5)
      • Wave 2 added: CZ, IE*, PL*
      • Wave 4 added: EE, HU*, PT*, SI  
      • Wave 5: LU (* not in wave 5)
    • Period/Type: Biennial (2004, 2006, 2008-2009, 2010, 2013 ...) / cross-national panel (individuals as well as households constitute units of analysis)
    • Method(s): probability sampling, register or multi-stage design (differing by country) / CAPI
    • Universe/Sample: non-institutionalized population aged 50 and older, spouses are also interviewed if they are younger than 50 / n=1000-5000 (differing by country and wave)
    • Topic(s): Research areas: economics, health, health care, social networks
    • P.I. / Funding: Central coordination: Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy / European Commission (5th and 7th framework programme, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities); US National Institute on Aging; national funding by ministries, research councils and social insurance agencies; legal status: European Research Infrastructure Consortium (SHARE-ERIC)  
    • Access: SHARE Research Data Center, applicants must have a scientific affiliation and have to sign a statement confirming that under no circumstances the data will be used for other than purely scientific purposes
    • Special Products/Services: extensive general documentation, detailed methodological and country specific documentation, methodological experiments (e.g. biomarkers) 

    2004 ff. 

    EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): BE, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, DK, IE, LU, GR, ES, PT, AT, FI, SE, CY, CZ, EE, HU, LT, LV, MT, PL, SI, SK, BG, RO, HR, IS, NO, CH, TR
    • Period/Type: annual (target primary variables); secondary variables every four years or less frequently 
    • Method(s): quadrennial rotation panel consisting of four sub samples (rotation quarters) based on annual random sampling from the standing household sample
    • Universe/Sample: population 16+ in private households residing in the territory of the countries; covering all persons cohabiting with any of the original sample person in the same household (cross-sectional: about 130,000 households and 270,000 persons aged 16 and more; longitudinal: about 100,000 households and 200,000 persons aged 16 and more)
    • Topic(s): Living conditions: income, social inclusion, poverty, social exclusion, housing, labour, education, health
    • P.I. / Funding: EUROSTAT (follow up of the European Community Household Panel; see: ECHP)
    • Access: EUROSTAT - for scientific purposes only, access to anonymised microdata is possible under under strict contractual conditions 
    • Special Products/Services: broad range of statistics derived from EU-SILC; concept and classification definitions, quality reports, questionnaires, statistical books, statistical working papers, manuals and guidelines    

    2004 / 2005

    European Internal Movers Social Survey  - PIONEUR

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, ES, FR, GB, IT,
    • Period/Type: Singular (May 2004 - January 2005)
    • Method(s): Random selection from telephone directories; snowball samplings; last-birthday-method / bilingual telephone interviews
    • Universe/Sample: Adult population; n=1000 per country (each with 250 respondents from the other countries) 
    • Topic(s): Intra-EU migration (conditions, reasons, barriers), impact on quality of life and individual expectations, attitudes towards European institutions and European identity
    • P.I. / Funding: Antonio Alaminos (University of Alicante), Ettore Recchi (University of Florence), Michael Braun (ZUMA, Mannheim), Anne Muxel (CNRS, Paris), Damian Tambini (University of Oxford), Oskar Santacreu (University of Alicante) / EC 5th Framework Programme
    • Access: Data Archives: GESIS-DAS (doi:10.4232/1.4512)
    • Special Products/Services: Research reports

    2005 ff.

    European Crime and Safety Survey (EU ICS)

    • See also: EU ICS is a subset of the ICVS project (1989 ff.)
    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): 18 EU member countries:
      • AU, BE, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, NL, PL, PT, ES, SE, GB, GB_NIR, GB_SCT
    • Period/Type: 2005 ff.
    • Method(s): Random Digital Dialling (RDD), except GR, SE, FI, DK, HU: random based on white pages directory; IE, NL, GB: WebCATI; GB, IE, ES: CATI
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 16+; with special city part sample for all countries except EE, LU, PL; n=2000 (1200+800), LU: 800
    • Topic(s): Experience with crime, policing, crime prevention and feelings of safety
    • P.I. / Funding: EU ICS Consortium: The Gallup Organisation Europe, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, CEPS/INSTEAD, GeoX
    • Access: Data Access: Data Archive: Integrated Database from the International Crime Victims Survey - ICVS 1989-2005, and the European Survey on Crime and Safety - EU ICS 2005 via DANS
    • Special Products/Services: Project website: research papers, geographic information system, data browsing (NESSTAR), methodological / technical reports [URL not available anymore 2014-12-10]; UNICRI website: general project information, publications and statistics

    2005 ff.

    Gallup World Poll

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): more than 150 countries, representing 95% of the world's adult population:
      • AF, AL, DZ, AO, AR , AM, AU, AT, AZ, BH*, BD, BY, BE, BZ, BJ, BT, BO, BA, BW, BR, BG, BF, BI, KH , CM, CA, CF, TD, CL, CN, CO, KM*, CG, CR, HR, CU, CY, CZ, CD, DK, DJ, EC, EG, SV, ER*; EE, ET, FI, FR, GE, DE, GH, GR, GT, GN, GY, HT, HN, HK, HU, IS, IN, ID, IR, IQ, IE, IL, IT, CI*, JM, JP, JO, KZ, KE, Kosovo, KW, KG, LA, LV, LB, LR, LY*, LT, LU, MK, MG, MY, MW, ML, MT, MX, MD, MN, ME, MA, MZ, MM, NA, NP, NL, NZ, NI, NE, NG, KP, NO, OM*, PK, PS, PA, PY, PE, PH, PL, PT, PR, QA, KR, RO, RU, RW, SA, SN, RS, SL, SG, SK, SI, ZA, ES, LK, SD, SE, CH, SY, TW, TJ, TZ, TH, TG, TT, TN, TR, TM*, UG, UA, AE, GB, UY, UZ, US, VE, VN, YE, ZM, ZW

        *planned for 2009

    • Period/Type: 2005 ff.
    • Method(s): main way of selecting the sample: census listings of Primary Sampling Units (PSU), consisting of clusters of households; telephone interviews if at least 80% coverage or if customary survey methodology (RDD or nationally representative list of phone numbers), face-to-face interviews in developing countries (Latin America, the former Soviet Union countries, nearly all of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa)
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 15+; n=1000 (in some countries oversamples in major cities or areas of special interest, n=2000+ in some large countries, such as China and Russia, in rare instances n=500-1000)
    • Topic(s): Abortion, Alcohol, Automotive, Banks, Behavioral Economics, Branding, Business, Business Services, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Citizen Engagement, Climate Change, Congress, Consumers, Corruption, Credit Crisis, Crime, Democracy, Development, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Economy, Editors, Blog, Education, Elections, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Ethics, Europe, Events, Favorability Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Gas Prices, Gender Equality, Governance, Government, Health, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Immigration, Industries, Institutions, Investors, Iraq War, Job Approval, Jobs, Latin America, Law, Order, Leadership, Manufacturing, Marriage, Media, Migration, Military, Moral Issues, Muslim World, Muslim-West Relationships, National Defense, Northern Africa, Northern America, Northern Europe, Oceania, Perceptions of Foreign Countries, Personal Finances, Political Parties, Politics, Presidential Job Approval, Press Releases, Productivity, Race Relations, Religion, Religion and Social Trends, Retail, Same-Sex Relations, Science, Smoking, Social Issues, South America, SouthEastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Spending, Sports, Stocks, Supreme Court, Taxes, Technology, Terrorism, The Presidency, Tolerance, Trade, Unemployment, Unions, United Nations, US Political Involvement, War, Weight, Well-Being, Well-Being Index, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe, Workplace, World (standard set of core questions used around the world)
    • P.I. / Funding: The GALLUP Organization
    • Access: Data Access: limited free access to survey results through the website; client access to respondent level micro-data. Contact: worldpollpartners@gallup.com
    • Special Products/Services: Project website: web-based dynamic, on-demand access to all World Poll data, macro-level analyses, visually oriented display of findings, geographic information system, in-depth reports, methodololgy information 

    2006 / 2010 

    Life in Transition Survey (LITS) 

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • Central&Eastern Europe, Baltics: CZ, EE, HU, LV, LT, PL, SK, SI, HR;
        South-Eastern Europe: AL, BA, BG, MK, ME, RO, RS;
        Eastern Europe and the Caucasus:  RU, AM, AZ, BY, GE, MD, UA;
        West and Central Asia:
        KZ, KG, MN, TJ, TM, UZ; (2010:) TR
    • Period/Type:
      2006 (Life in Transition Survey I: A survey of people’s experiences and attitudes)
      2010 (Life in Transition Survey II: After the crisis)
      2015 (Survey III being launched)     
    • Method(s): Multi-stage probability sampling of households and individuals in households (head of household/representative plus principal respondent aged 18+); face-to-face interviews; design weights
    • Universe/Sample: households and population aged 18+; sample size n=1000 per country
    • Topic(s): Material wellbeing: including household income, possession of consumer goods such as a car or mobile phone, and access to local public services and utilities; satisfaction with and attitudes towards
      economic and political reforms; experiences during transition: family backgrounds on their employment situations over time, on events that punctuated their lives, and on their strategies to cope with such a transformation; extent to which crime and corruption are affecting people’s lives, and the degree to which trust, both among ordinary citizens and in state institutions, has changed over time. The second wave in addition focuses on climate change and on the impact of the economic crisis.
    • P.I. / Funding: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), World Bank
    • Access: Free data download via EBRD website  
    • Special Products/Services: detailed technical report on the EBRD website 

    2006 ff.

    Caucasus Barometer (formerly the CRRC's annual Data Initiative) 

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • AM, AZ, GE (not conducted in territories affected by military conflicts)
    • Period/Type: annual (forerunner surveys on sub-national level since 2004)     
    • Method(s): stratified two stage sampling design; face-to-face interviews
    • Universe/Sample: adults 18 years or older (all households), ca. 2000 cases per country
    • Topic(s): wide range of attitudes and opinions on economic, social and political issues; religiosity; (new in 2010:) gender issues, employment, internet and cell phone usage, Armenia-Turkey and Georgia-Abkhazia relations.
    • P.I. / Funding: Dr. Tinatin Zurabishvili (project Coordinator), Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (the CRRC program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation is a network of resource, research and training centers and is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York)
    • Access: free access to primary data after registration through the project website 
    • Special Products/Services: access to English and national language questionnaires, fieldwork reports, online data analysis, online tutorials

    2006 ff.

    East Asian Social Survey 

    EASS

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • Four East Asian societies: CN, JP, KR ,TW
    • Period/Type: every second year after 2006
    • Method(s): national representative multistage-probability sampling; face-to-face interviews (JP: partly self-administered)
    • Universe/Sample: adult population aged 18 or over (country specific deviations), designed to achieve a norm of 1,400 cases (2006: n=1.600 to 3200)
    • Topic(s): 2006: Familiy, 2008: Culture and Globalization, 2010: Health, 2012: Social Capital (topical modules plus standard background variables)
    • P.I. / Funding: China - Survey Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Japan - JGSS Research Center, Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka, Japan; Korea - Survey Research Center, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea; Taiwan - Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Access: free access for research on individual request and after notification by the executive committee of the EASS Data Archive: East Asian Social Survey Data Archive (EASSDA), at the academy of East Asian Studies at the SungKyunKwan University, Seoul
    • Special Products/Services: project/archive website [availability not assured]; access to detailed country specific study descriptions and study monitoring questionnaires; completely combined and harmonized dataset

    2006 / 2007

    The Surveillance Project, 2006 - An International Survey on Privacy and Surveillance 

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • BR, CA, CN, FR, HU, JP, MX, ES, US
    • Period/Type: 2006/2007, singular
    • Method(s): primarily telephone and and some face-to-face and online interviews. For Canada, U.S.A., France, Spain, Hungary, and China, respondents were screened to ensure nationally representative samples based on gender, age and regional distribution.
    • Universe/Sample: adult population aged 18 or over, 2000 cases per country (CN: n=4000)
    • Topic(s): Attitudes and experiences with the global flow of personal data, with special focus on privacy and surveillance: about issues like consumer surveillance, racial profiling at airports, terrorism and security, national ID cards, CCTV, media coverage of surveillance issues, workplace privacy, knowledge of privacy regulations, knowledge of various technologies, actions taken to protect information, control over personal data and public trust in government and private companies.
    • P.I. / Funding: Prof. Elia Zureik, The Surveillance Project at Queen's University / Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    • Access: for members of the ODESI data portal
    • Special Products/Services: reports; Zureik, E., Stalker, L.L.H., Smith, E., Lyon, D., Chan, E.C. (Eds.) (2010): Surveillance, Privacy, and the Globalization of Personal Information. International Comparisons. Montreal &Kingston, London, Ithaca (McGill-Queen's University Press).

    2007 ff.

    Arab Barometer 

    Arab Barometer Project
       

    Global Barometer Surveys

    • See also: Global Barometer

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DZ, JO, KW (1st and 2nd), LB, MA, PS (West Bank and Gaza), YE, (starting with 2nd wave:) EG, IQ, MR, PS, SA, SD, SY (starting with 3rd wave:) TN
    • Period/Type:2006-2008 (1st wave); 2010-2011 (2nd wave); 2012-2014 (3rd wave)
    • Method(s): Multi-stage area probability sampling (DZ, KW: quotas in the final stage); face-to-face interviews
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+ / n=±1200, KW: 750
    • Topic(s): Support for democracy; Models of governance, including Islamist and Arab nationalist; Political and civic participation and political culture, including tolerance, political trust, political interest and political efficacy; State and regime performance and legitimacy; Conceptions and interpretations of Islam; Preferred relationship between religion and politics; Religiosity; Terrorism and political violence; Middle East and International relations; Core instrument: measuring and tracking over time citizen attitudes, values, and behavior patterns relating to pluralism, freedoms, tolerance and equal opportunity; social and inter-personal trust; social, religious and political identities; conceptions of governance and an understanding of democracy; and civic engagement and political participation.
    • P.I. / Funding: Arab Barometer Project (established in 2005); Principal Investigators: Mark Tessler (cofounder, University of Michigan), Michael Robbins (project director since 2014, Princeton University); Amaney Jamal (Princeton University); Participating Institutions: Center for Strategic Studies (University of Jordan), Center for Policy and Survey Research (Ramallah), Hassan II University (Mohammedia), University of Algiers, Kuwait University, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR); partnership with the Arab Reform Initiative; operational base starting with the 2nd wave  is the Center for Strategic Studies in Jordan (CSS); funding provided by Canadian International Research and Development Centre (2nd & 3rd wave), the United Nations Development Program (2nd wave), and the United States Institute of Peace (2nd wave).
    • Access: Data access for secondary use via project website and data archives: ICPSR
    • Special Products/Services: Project website: access to primary data, questionnaires, codebooks, reports, papers, ...

    2007 & 2009

    INTUNE - Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in an Ever Closer Europe

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AT, BE, BG, DK, EE, FR, DE, GR, HU, IT, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, GB, TR (wave 1), RS        
    • Period/Type: 2007 (Wave 1) and 2009 (Wave 2) / repeated cross-section
    • Method(s): CATI, except BE W1/2: PAPI; SI W1: PAPI; BG W2: PAPI; SK W2: PAPI;  PL W2: FTF/CAPI; RS W2: FTF 
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+ / n=1000
    • Topic(s): Changes in the scope, nature and characteristics of citizenship that result from the process of the deepening and enlargement of the European Union. Dimensions of cititenship: identity, representation and scope of good governance. The questions include: interest in politics, opinion of the general economic situation, satisfaction with the way democracy works in the country, general trust in people, influence on politics, benefits of European Union membership, European Union enlargement (Serbia). Demographic variables include: age, sex, education, current employment status, marital status, religious affiliation.
    • P.I. / Funding: Principal Investigators: Paolo Bellucci (University of Siena; coordinator), Ali Carkoglu (Sabanci University), Marina Costa Lobo (Instituto de Ciências Sociais Lisbon),
      Pascal Chelala (EOS Gallup Europe), Pierangelo Isernia (University of Siena), Pedro Malgalhães (Instituto de Ciências Sociais Lisbon), Radoslaw Markowski (Warsaw School of Social Psychology), Helias Nikolakopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Hans Rattinger (University of Bamberg), David Sanders (University of Essex), Hermann Schmitt (MZES University of Mannheim), Paolo Segatti (University of Milan), Marc Swyngedouw (University of Leuven), Gabor Toka (Central European University of Budapest), Mariano Torcal (University Pompeu Fabra), Bettina Westle (University of Marburg)  / EU 6 th Framework Programme
    • Access: Data access for secondary use via Data Archives: ICPSR, GESIS-DAS
    • Special Products/Services: Project website (www.intune.it), primary data, basic and translated questionnaires, codebook with methodological information, publications ...

    2008 ff.

    Transatlantic Trends: Immigration

    Transatlantic Trends
    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):
      • DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, PL (up to 2010), US
      • 2009 ff.: CA
    • Period/Type: 2008-2011, 2014...; annual
    • Method(s): Random-digit dialling sample
    • Universe/Sample: Pop 18+; n=1000 (RU: 1500)
    • Topic(s): Opinions on world affaires, foreign politics, conflicts, and international events with focus on immigration issues
    • P.I. / Funding: Pierangelo Isernia, Center for the Study of Political Change, University of Siena / German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF); Compagnia di San Paolo (Turin), Luso-American Foundation; Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (CCFR)
    • Access: Data Archives: ICPSR, Roper Center, GESIS
    • Special Products/Services: Codebooks; cumulative file (forthcoming); parallel European Elites Survey in nine EU member states in 2011 (Members of the European Parliament and top-level EU officials)

    2010 ff.

    Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) 

     

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): AT, BE, CY, DE, EE, ES, FR, GR, IT, LU, MT, NL, PT, SK, SI; planned for the 2nd wave: IE, FI (EURO area)      
    • Period/Type: Every three years (IT: two year intervals; DE: intervals to be decided); 1st wave in late 2010/early 2011 except GR (2008) and ES (2008-2009) / longitudinal household surveys with panel components 
    • Method(s): Probability sample design (in each country, household samples were designed to ensure representative results for both the euro area and the specific country involved); CAPI 
    • Universe/Sample: Private households who are residing in the respective national territory, irrespective of their citizenship at the time the data are collected / total n=62.000 (varying sample sizes across countries); wealthy HHs oversampled in several countries
    • Topic(s): Households’ assets, liabilities and economic decisions; including questions relating to the household as a whole covering real assets and their financing, other liabilities/credit constraints, private businesses, financial assets, intergenerational transfers and gifts, consumption and saving, as well as questions relating to individual household members, covering demographics (for all household members), employment, future pension entitlements and income (for household members aged 16 and over).
    • P.I. / Funding: European Central Bank, Household Finance and Consumption Network (HFCN) with national central banks or statistical offices (responsible for conducting surveys in a decentralized fashion)
    • Access: For scientific research only. Confidentiality declaration required. Detailed application form available at the HFCN website. First release April 2013.
    • Special Products/Services: Pooled datasets, collection of methodological documents and result reports published on the HFCN website

    2011 / 2012

    Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2):  AU, AT, BE, CA, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, IE, IT, JP, KR, NL, NO, PL, RU*,SK, ES, SE, GB, US (*data are not included in NCES report due to technical issues)
    • Period/Type: 2nd round in 2014
    • Method(s): Householdsurvey; country specific sampling methods including samples drawn from national registries of all persons in a country or samples from census data (US: nationally representative household sample drawn from the most current Census Bureau population estimates)
    • Universe/Sample: (not institutionalized) individuals aged 16 to 65 representing the entire population of adults living in households in the country; n=5000 per country
    • Topic(s): Assessment of basic skills and a broad range of competencies with focus on cognitive and workplace skills: educational background, workplace experiences and skills, occupational attainment, use of information and communications technology, and cognitive skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving
    • P.I. / Funding: Board of Participating Countries (BPC), international consortium under the direction of the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA (ETS), Technical Advisory Group, TAG / Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    • Access: via project website (international public use data files); Data archive: GESIS (German PIAAC scientific use file)
    • Special Products/Services: Website including result and methodology reporting, interactive results portal, data explorer, international public use data files, country materials [OECD project website] [National Center for Education Statistics website - USA] [GESIS PIAAC website - Germany] 

    2011 / 2015

    Making Electoral Democracy Work (MEDW)

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): CA, CH, DE, ES, FR (2 selected major regions by country)
    • Period/Type: 3 waves 2011-2015 (26 pre- and post-election online surveys)
    • Method(s): online panel surveys
    • Universe/Sample: population entitled to vote / n=2000 (minimal panel sample size across all waves n=1000)
    • Topic(s): vote choice, preferences, strategic considerations, political attitudes, political awareness, evaluations of electoral institutions
    • P.I. / Funding: Prof. Andre Blais, Department of Political Science, University of Montreal (Project team leader); interdisciplinary team of economists, political scientists, and psychologists from Canada, Europe, and the United States; international advisory board / Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 
    • Access: Upon request including a research abstract 
    • Special Products/Services: Systematic comparisons across individuals and parties, across countries and regions within countries, and over time within regions and countries as well as among the same individuals and parties. The study covers elections held under a variety of voting rules and contexts, and it encompasses both parties and voters. The study will examine 26 elections (national, supranational, and sub-national), to be held between 2011 and 2015. Observational analyses of party strategies and voter choice will be complemented by a series of laboratory experiments designed to isolate the impact of electoral institutions and/or contexts on party and voter behaviour.

    2012

    Crossing Borders Making Europe - EUCROSS  

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DE, DK, ES, GB, IT, RO
    • Period/Type: Singular / mixed quantitative/qualitative approach
    • Method(s): Random sampling / computer assisted telephone interviews (CATI)
    • Universe/Sample: EU residents plus intra-EU and third country migrants (Romanians except in RO and Turks except in ES) / n=1000+250+250 per country
    • Topic(s): European citizenship (identities), physical and virtual cross-border practices ( labour mobility abroad, buying property abroad, business and tourist travel, consumer relations), globalization
    • P.I. / Funding: Ettore Recchi (University of Chieti-Pescara - project coordination), Michael Braun (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Adrian Favell (University of Aarhus), Juan Diez Medrano (IBEI-Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Mike Savage (University of York) and Dumitru Sandu (University of Bucharest / EC 7th Framework Programme Project ("The Europeanisation of Everyday Life: Cross-Border Practices and Transnational Identifications Among EU and Third-Country Citizens")
    • Access: forthcoming March 2014
    • Special Products/Services: qualitative in-depth interviews

    2012-2014

    EU Neighbourhood Barometer  

    • Countries (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): DZ, AM, AZ, BY, EG, GE, IL, JO, LB, LY, MD, MA, PS, RU, (SY), TN, UA
    • Period/Type: bi-annual (plus one topical ad-hoc survey per year)
    • Method(s): Stratified multistage sampling (sampling points allocated with respect to regions and urbanization / population density; selection of the respondent in the household based on pre-defined quota); face-to-face interviews
    • Universe/Sample: population aged 15+; n=1000 per country
    • Topic(s): SOCIO POLITICAL ISSUES: life in the EU neighbouring countries, perception of democracy at national level, perception of the globalisation; EUROPEAN UNION ISSUES: image of the European Union, trust in institutions, relations with the European Union, European values, areas of cooperation between countries, the European Union as partner, role for the European Union, aid from and cooperation with the European Union; SPECIAL TOPICS: media use; globalisation and crisis; environment and energy issues; civil society; employment; mobility and migration; culture and cultural activities.
    • P.I. / Funding: Three-year project commissioned by the European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid (Unit F4); funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Regional Communication Programme; implemented by a consortium led by TNS Opinion, including Particip GmbH and Kantar Media
    • Access: GESIS data archive
    • Special Products/Services: EU Neigbourhood Barometer website discontinued 

    1 This overview was originally developed to complement "The SAGE Handbook of  Public Opinion  Research", edited by Wolfgang Donsbach and Michael W. Traugott. It represents a compilation from survey project web sites, social science data archive information resources and data catalogues, namely from the infrastructure network web resources provided by the Network of Economic and Social Science Infrastructures in Europe (NESSIE) and the International Federation of Data Archive organizations for the Social Science (IFDO). See also: Ekkehard Mochmann: International Social Science Data Service Scope and Accessibility. Report for the International Social Science Council (ISSC). Cologne, 2002.

    All information under reserve with respect to completeness, details, ongoing developments, or migration of internet resources. Comments, corrections, addenda and proposals for new entries are always appreciated (E-Mail to fdz_intumfragen(at)gesis(dot)org).

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