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Values, Attitudes, and Behaviour

The research on values, attitudes and behavior is mainly based on data collected by GESIS (e.g. ALLBUS, CSES, ESS, Eurobarometer, EVS, GESIS Panel, GLES, ISSP, PIAAC und WVS). On the one hand, this ensures that the data service offered is research-based. On the other hand, research benefits from a sound knowledge of the data and its fundamentals. Research priorities are consistent with the data priorities, ensuring maximum synergy between research and data service.

One focus of this research area is the analysis with repeated cross-sectional surveys and panel data. Another focus is international comparative analysis. Thematic research is conducted on migration and integration as well as topics such as national identity, social values, inequality, gender ideology, environment, health, religion, and social capital.

  • Ebbinghaus, Bernhard, Lukas Lehner, and Elias Naumann. 2022. "Welfare state support during the COVID-19 pandemic: Change and continuity in public attitudes towards social policies in Germany." European Policy Analysis online first. doi:
  • Navarrete, Rosa M., Christina Eder, Marc Debus, Harald Schoen, Chung-hong Chan, and Christoph Wolf. 2022. digilog@bw—Dynamics of Participation in the Era of Digitalisation. doi:
  • Sattler, Sebastian, Shannon Taflinger, André Ernst, and Fabian Hasselhorn. 2022. "A Moderated Mediation Model Explaining the Relationship Between Risk-Group Membership, Threat Perception, Knowledge, and Adherence to COVID-19 Behavioral Measures." Frontiers in Public Health 10 19.05.2022. doi:
  • Winkelmann, Ricarda, Jonathan Donges, E. Keith Smith, Manjana Milkoreit, Christina Eder, Jobst Heitzig, Alexia Katsanidou, Marc Wiedermann, Nico Wunderling, and Timothy M. Lenton. 2022. "Social tipping processes towards climate action: A conceptual framework." Ecological Economics 192 (February 2022): 107242. doi:
  • Biolcati Rinaldi, Ferrucio , Francesco Molteni, Markus Quandt, and Cristiano Vezzoni. 2020. "Church Attendance and Religious change Pooled European dataset (CARPE): A survey harmonization project for the comparative analysis of long-term trends in individual religiosity." Quality & Quantity online first. doi:
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