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5th EVS wave 2017 (ZA7500)

Latest news on this wave

The EVS 2017 wave has started fieldwork in September 2017 and ended in October 2021.

The full release includes three integrated datasets:

  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from about 59.438 respondents and 36 countries.
  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data (ZA7502) includes data from about 10.500 respondents and the four countries (DE, IS, CH, NL) that applied the matrix design. Please consult the documentation describing the concept behind the composition of the two EVS 2017 integrated datasets (GESIS Papers Guide to mixed-mode approach and matrix design).
  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset - Sensitive Data (ZA7501) contains data that could not be included in the SUF because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its use is subject to specific contractual regulations. The contract allowing for off-site access can be downloaded here.  

In addition individual datasets have been released in the context of EVS 2017.

Specific samples used: 

Data published after the Full Release of October 2020 (integrated in the final release): 

Errata & Version History

  • For information on Errata and Version History, please see the Study description, section ‚Errata in current version of the corresponding dataset.
  • PATCHES to correct data errors can be downloaded under the link Downloads and Data Access, section Material/Datasets.

Documentation: as of May 2022

For further information on data download, see Data Access

As previous EVS waves, the fifth wave maintains a persistent focus on a broad range of values. Questions with respect to family, work, religious, and political and societal values are highly comparable across waves and regions. The longitudinal scope of the study makes it possible to explore trends in time. The new wave has seen a strengthening of the Methodological standards (see https://europeanvaluesstudy.eu/methodology-data-documentation/survey-2017/methodology/), also thanks to the participation in the SERISS project (https://seriss.eu/).

Data Quality

Read more about what has been done in EVS2017 to reach data quality in all the phases of the survey cycle.

What is new in the final release?

  • Latvia conducted the survey in 2021 and was included in the Integrated Dataset.
  • Ukrainian data published as individual country dataset in May 2021 is now also included in the Integrated Dataset.
  • New harmonized variables for education: ISCED 1997 (one-digit) and 8-categories variables included ensuring comparability with previous waves.

For an overview of the countries participating in the 5th wave and the previous EVS waves, click here.

Documentation: as of May 2021

Guidelines related to all EVS 2017 data files (study and variable level)

Methodological information (study level):

Master Questionnaire:

Study description (information on origin and content of data, version history and errata, and direct access to the data):

Variable and harmonization reports (variable level)

The tables provide information for the 37 countries and the two surveys of minorities included in the final release: fieldwork period, mode of data collection, sample size, link to field questionnaires (FQ) in all languages (Show Cards), all languages fielded.

I. EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500)

Country Field work period  Mode of data collection Sample size FQ Languages fielded
Albania 24-02-2018 - 24-06-2018 PAPI 1435 FQ Albanian, English
Armenia 20-02-2018 - 30-04-2018 PAPI 1500 FQ Armenian
Austria 08-01-2018 - 14-05-2018 CAPI 1644 FQ German
Azerbaijan 10-11-2018 - 23-12-2018 PAPI 1800 FQ Azerbaijani, Russian
Belarus 01-02-2018 - 05-03-2018 PAPI 1548 FQ Russian
Bosnia and Herzegovina 03-02-2019 - 14-06-2019 CAPI 1724 FQ Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bulgaria 11-11-2017 - 09-01-2018 PAPI 1558 FQ Bulgarian
Croatia 25-10-2017 - 16-02-2018 CAPI 1487 FQ Croatian
Czechia 17-09-2017 - 01-12-2017 CAPI and PAPI 1811 FQ Czech
Denmark 27-09-2017 - 31-01-2018
11-12-2017 - 31-01-2018
CAPI
CAWI / Mail
3362 FQ Danish
Estonia 17-05-2018 - 12-09-2018 CAPI 1304 FQ Estonian, Russian
Finland 24-11-2017 - 10-07-2018
11-2017 - 06-2018
CAPI
CAWI / Mail
1199 FQ Finish
France 02-03-218 - 16-08-2018 CAPI 1870 FQ French
Georgia 11-01-2018 - 18-03-2018 CAPI 2194 FQ Georgian, Russian, Azerbaijan, Armenian
Germany 23-10-2017 - 04-04-2018
20-09-2018 - 28-11-2018
16-11-2017 - 20-03-2018
CAPI
CAWI / Mail
5456 FQ German
Great Britain 12-02-2018 - 16-07-2018 CAPI 1788 FQ English
Hungary 24-02-2018 - 21-08-2018 CAPI 1514 FQ Hungarian
Iceland 19-06-2017 - 28-03-2018
27-09-2017 - 04-04-2018
CAPI / PAPI
CAWI / Mail
2511 FQ Icelandic, English
Italy 24-09-2018 - 30-01-2019 CAPI 2277 FQ Italian
Latvia 23-07-2021 - 01-10-2021 CAPI / CAWI 1335 FQ Latvian, Russian
Lithuania 08-12-2017 - 12-02-2018 PAPI 1448 FQ Lithuanian, Russian
Montenegro 19-07-2019 - 19-12-2019 CAPI 1003 FQ Montenegrin
Netherlands 31-08-2017 - 28-02-2018
11-09-2017 - 31-10-2017
CAPI
CAWI
2739 FQ Dutch
North Macedonia 10-12-2018 - 28-03-2019 PAPI 1117 FQ Macedonian, Albanian
Norway 22-08-2018 - 17-12-2018 CAPI / CATI 1122 FQ Norwegian, English, Polish
Poland 17-11-2017 - 08-02-2018 CAPI 1352 FQ Polish
Portugal 11-01-2020 - 01-03-2020 CAPI 1215 FQ Portuguese
Romania 03-02-2018 - 05-05-2018 CAPI 1613 FQ Romanian
Russian Federation 07-11-2017 - 25-12-2017 CAPI and PAPI 1825 FQ Russian
Serbia 10-11-2018 - 21-12-2018 PAPI 1499 FQ Serbian
Slovakia 26-09-2017 - 01-12-2017 CAPI 1432 FQ Slovak, Hungarian
Slovenia 30-09-2017 - 23-12-2017 CAPI 1075 FQ Slovenian
Spain 28-11-2017 - 22-01-2018 CAPI 1209 FQ Spanish
Sweden 27-09-2017 - 06-06-2018 CAPI 1194 FQ Swedish
Switzerland 11-09-2017 - 22-02-2018
15-09-2017 - 28-12-2017
30-09-2017 - 22-02-2018
CAPI
CAWI / Mail
3660 FQ German, French, Italian
Ukraine 02-11-2020 - 23-11-2020 PAPI 1612 FQ Ukrainian, Russian

II. EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset - Matrix Design Data (ZA7502)

Country Field work period  Mode of data collection Sample size FQ Languages fielded
Germany

CAWI: 20-09-2017 - 28-11-2018

Mail: 16-11-2017 -  20-03-2018

CAWI
MAIL

1021
FQ German
Switzerland

CAWI: 15-09-2017 - 28-12-2017

Mail: 30-09-2017 - 22-02-2018

CAWI
MAIL
2987
CAWI: 2124
MAIL:    863
FQ German, French, Italian
Netherlands CAWI: 11-09-2017 – 31-10-2017 CAWI 2053 FQ Dutch
Iceland CAWI/ Mail: 27-09-2017 -  04-04-2018 CAWI
MAIL
1596
CAWI: 1514
MAIL:     82
FQ Icelandic

III. Individual national datasets

Country Fieldwork period Mode of data collection Sample size FQ Languages fielded
EVS 2017: Finland - Swedish minority (ZA7549) 26-11-2018 - 31-01-2019 CAWI
MAIL
1297 FQ Swedish
EVS 2017: Greece (ZA7546) 15-12-2018 - 31-01-2019 CAWI 3892 FQ Greek
EVS 2017: Romania - Hungarian minority (ZA7550) 23-11-2019 - 13-03-2020 PAPI 1106 FQ Hungarian
EVS 2017: Ukraine (ZA7539)* 02-11-2020 - 23-11-2020 PAPI 1612 FQ Ukrainian, Russian

*Included in the final release of the EVS Integrated Dataset (May 2022).