5th EVS wave 2017 (ZA7500)

Latest news on this wave

The EVS 2017 wave has started fieldwork in September 2017 and is still in the field.

The full release includes three integrated datasets:

  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from about 56.491 respondents and 34 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 and due to their specific samples, individual datasets will be released in the context of EVS 2017.

Errata & Version History

  • For information on Errata and Version History, please see theStudy 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 20th October 2020

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 full release?

  • Portugal conducted the survey in 2020 and was included in the Integrated Dataset (ZA7500).
  • The EVS2017 Integrated Dataset – Sensitive Data (ZA7501) is now available under specific contractual regulations.
  • New Design weights were included for Azerbaijan, Croatia, Poland, Russia and Germany in the Integrated Datasets (ZA7500).
  • In addition and due to the specific sample, a further individual datasets has been released in the context of EVS 2017.
    • European Values Study 2017: Romania - Hungarian minority, ZA7550, v1-0-0 (2020-10-20), doi:10.4232/1.13562.

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

Documentation: as of 2020-10-20

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 included in the full 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)

CountryField work period Mode of data collectionSample sizeFQLanguages fielded
Albania24-02-2018 - 24-06-2018PAPI1435FQAlbanian, English
Armenia20-02-2018 - 30-04-2018PAPI1500FQ Armenian
Austria08-01-2018 - 14-05-2018CAPI1644FQGerman
Azerbaijan10-11-2018 - 23-12-2018PAPI1800FQAzerbaijani, Russian
Belarus01-02-2018 - 05-03-2018PAPI1548FQRussian
Bosnia and Herzegovina03-02-2019 - 14-06-2019CAPI1724FQBosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bulgaria11-11-2017 - 09-01-2018PAPI1558FQBulgarian
Croatia25-10-2017 - 16-02-2018CAPI1487FQCroatian
Czechia17-09-2017 - 01-12-2017CAPI and PAPI1811FQCzech
Denmark27-09-2017 - 31-01-2018
11-12-2017 - 31-01-2018
CAWI / Mail
Estonia17-05-2018 - 12-09-2018CAPI1304FQEstonian, Russian
Finland24-11-2017 - 10-07-2018
11-2017 - 06-2018
CAWI / Mail
France02-03-218 - 16-08-2018CAPI1870FQFrench
Georgia11-01-2018 - 18-03-2018CAPI2194FQGeorgian, Russian, Azerbaijan, Armenian
Germany23-10-2017 - 04-04-2018
20-09-2018 - 28-11-2018
16-11-2017 - 20-03-2018
CAWI / Mail
Great Britain12-02-2018 - 16-07-2018CAPI1788FQEnglish
Hungary24-02-2018 - 21-08-2018CAPI1514FQHungarian
Iceland19-06-2017 - 28-03-2018
27-09-2017 - 04-04-2018
CAWI / Mail
2511FQIcelandic, English
Italy24-09-2018 - 30-01-2019CAPI2277FQItalian
Lithuania08-12-2017 - 12-02-2018PAPI1448FQLithuanian, Russian
Montenegro19-07-2019 - 19-12-2019CAPI1003FQMontenegrin
Netherlands31-08-2017 - 28-02-2018
11-09-2017 - 31-10-2017
North Macedonia10-12-2018 - 28-03-2019PAPI1117FQMacedonian, Albanian
Norway22-08-2018 - 17-12-2018CAPI / CATI1122FQNorwegian, English, Polish
Poland17-11-2017 - 08-02-2018CAPI1352FQPolish
Portugal11-01-2020 - 01-03-2020CAPI1215FQPortuguese
Romania03-02-2018 - 05-05-2018CAPI1613FQRomanian
Russian Federation07-11-2017 - 25-12-2017CAPI and PAPI1825FQRussian
Serbia10-11-2018 - 21-12-2018PAPI1499FQSerbian
Slovakia26-09-2017 - 01-12-2017CAPI1432FQSlovak, Hungarian
Slovenia30-09-2017 - 23-12-2017CAPI1075FQSlovenian
Spain28-11-2017 - 22-01-2018CAPI1209FQSpanish
Sweden27-09-2017 - 06-06-2018CAPI1194FQSwedish
Switzerland11-09-2017 - 22-02-2018
15-09-2017 - 28-12-2017
30-09-2017 - 22-02-2018
CAWI / Mail
3660FQGerman, French, Italian


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

CountryField work period Mode of data collectionSample sizeFQLanguages fielded

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

Mail: 16-11-2017 -  20-03-2018



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

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

CAWI: 2124
MAIL:    863
FQGerman, French, Italian
NetherlandsCAWI: 11-09-2017 – 31-10-2017CAWI2053FQDutch
IcelandCAWI/ Mail: 27-09-2017 -  04-04-2018CAWI
CAWI: 1514
MAIL:     82


III. Individual national datasets

CountryFieldwork periodMode of data collectionSample sizeFQLanguages fielded
EVS 2017: Finland - Swedish minority (ZA7549)26-11-2018 - 31-01-2019CAWI
EVS 2017: Greece (ZA7546)15-12-2018 - 31-01-2019CAWI3892FQGreek
EVS 2017: Romania - Hungarian minority (ZA7550)23-11-2019 - 13-03-2020PAPI1106FQHungarian