The first EVS wave was carried out 1981 with the aim of explore the basic human values underlying European social and political institutions. The surveys were conducted in the then EU Member States, as well as the USA and Canada. Nationally representative samples were selected. The target number of interviews in each country was set at 1000, with an additional booster quota sample of 200 young adults aged 18-24. Personal interviews with standardized questionnaires were conducted between 1981 and 1984. The national datasets were combined into an international dataset including a total of 16 countries. For an overview of participating countries in the several EVS waves, click here.
EVS 1981-2008 Method Overview: Summarized information for all participating countries on origin and content of data.
|Country||Study-No.||Field work period||Sample size||Questionnaire|
|Belgium||ZA4439||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1145||FQ|
|Denmark||ZA4440||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1182||FQ|
|France||ZA4441||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1200||FQ|
|Germany West||ZA4442||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1305||FQ|
|Great Britain||ZA4443||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1167||FQ|
|Ireland||ZA4444||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1217||FQ|
|Italy||ZA4446||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1348||FQ|
|Malta||ZA4448||11-1983 - 02-1984||467||FQ|
|Netherlands||ZA4449||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||1221||FQ|
|Northern Ireland||ZA4450||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||312||FQ|
|Norway||11-1982 - 12-1982||1051||-|
|Spain||ZA4451||01-03-1981 - 31-05-1981||2303||FQ|
|USA||ZA4452||01-03-1982 - 31-03-1982||2325||FQ|