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Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 Dataset

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Update of the Joint EVS/WVS-Dataset v3.0.0

The Joint EVS/WVS Dataset includes the joint items that define the Common Core of the EVS and WVS questionnaires. In altogether 95 surveys more than 147.000 respondents from 88 countries/regions were interviewed.

The identical versions of data and documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS are accessible through different channels:

Documentation: as of 2022-05-24

For further information on data download, see Data Access

The European Value Study (EVS) and the World Value Survey (WVS) are two large-scale, cross-national and repeated cross-sectional survey research programs. They include a large number of questions, which have been replicated since the early eighties.

In line with the Memorandum of Understanding, both organizations agreed to cooperate in joint data collection from 2017. EVS has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in European countries, using the EVS questionnaire and EVS methodological guidelines. WVSA has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in countries in the world outside Europe, using the WVS questionnaire and WVS methodological guidelines. Seven countries (Armenia, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine) conducted surveys in both waves EVS 2017 and WVS7.

Both organisations developed their draft questionnaires independently. The joint items define the Common Core of both questionnaires. They are marked in yellow in the two Master Questionnaires (EVS2017 MQ and WVS7 MQ).

The EVS archive (GESIS) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing of the European surveys. The WVS archive (JDS Madrid) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing of the non-European surveys and the WVS surveys additionally conducted in Germany, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. Based on the Common EVS/WVS Dictionary agreed by EVS and WVS the Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 dataset has been constructed in close collaboration.

The third version of the Joint EVS/WVS includes data and documentation of altogether 88 countries and territories: 36 from the EVS 2017 and 59 from the WVS7.

Composition of the Joint EVS/WVS

  Joint EVS/WVS EVS WVS
Survey period 2017-2022 2017-2021 2017-2022
Number of wave Joint EVS/WVS wave 5th wave 2017-2021 7th wave 2017-2022
Number of cases 147.260 59.438 87.822
Countries and territories 88 36 59

The Joint EVS/WVS is constructed from the two EVS and WVS source datasets:

  • EVS (2022): European Values Study 2017: Integrated Dataset (EVS 2017). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7500 Data file Version 5.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13897.
  • Haerpfer, C., Inglehart, R., Moreno, A., Welzel, C., Kizilova, K., Diez-Medrano J., M. Lagos, P. Norris, E. Ponarin & B. Puranen et al. (eds.). 2022. World Values Survey: Round Seven–Country-Pooled Datafile. Madrid, Spain & Vienna, Austria: JD Systems Institute & WVSA Secretariat. doi:10.14281/18241.18.

The identical version of the Joint EVS/WVS is accessible through two data service points:

  • EVS/GESIS: via the GESIS data catalogue at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • WVSA: via the website of the WVS.

Access to data and documentation via the GESIS Data Catalogue:

  • Joint EVS/WVS (ZA7505) dataset v3.0.0: The study description provides information on origin and content of data, version history, and direct access to the documentation.

    Citation for data downloaded from the GESIS data catalogue:
    EVS/WVS (2022). European Values Study and World Values Survey: Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 Dataset (Joint EVS/WVS). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7505. Dataset Version 3.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13899.
     
  • For further information on data download, see Data Access.

Errata & Version History

For information on Errata and Version History, please see: Study description, section ‚Errata in current version or Joint_EVS_WVS_Versions_and_Errata_v3-0-0.pdf.

Access to data and documentation via the WVS website:

  • Joint EVS/WVS dataset: The study description provides information on the origin and content of data, version history, and direct access to the data and documentation.

    Citation for data downloaded from the website of the WVS
    EVS/WVS (2022). European Values Study and World Values Survey: Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 Dataset (Joint EVS/WVS). Dataset Version 3.0.0, doi:10.14281/18241.19.

Documentation

Overview of documentation provided on the Joint EVS/WVS:

Methodological Information

  EVS2017 WVS7
Information on the Joint EVS/WVS Collaboration with WVS Cooperation with EVS
Methodological information Methodology EVS 2017 Methodology
Data Quality Data Quality Data Quality
Field Questionnaires Participating Countries Participating Countries

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If you have any questions about the data and documentation, please send us an E-Mail

The Joint EVS/WVS includes data from 88 countries and territories:

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan ROC, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

The tables provide information on Fieldwork period, Mode of data collection, Sample size, and Languages fielded (this information is also available as Excel file “Joint EVS/WVS Participating Countries and Territories” via the EVS or GESIS websites and the WVS website.)

Country EVS2017 or WVS7 Fieldwork period Mode of data collection Languages fielded
Albania EVS 24-02-2018 – 24-06-2018 PAPI Albanian, English
Andorra WVS 01-06-2018 – 22-09-2018 PAPI Catalan, English, Spanish, French
Argentina WVS 04-07-2017 – 19-07-2017 PAPI Spanish
Armenia EVS 20-02-2018 – 30-04-2018 PAPI Armenian
  WVS 20-02-2018 – 30-04-2018 PAPI Armenian
Australia WVS 06-04-2018 – 06-08-2018 Mail / Post English
Austria EVS 08-01-2018 – 14-05-2018 CAPI German
Azerbaijan EVS 10-11-2018 – 23-12-2018 PAPI Azerbaijani, Russian
Bangladesh WVS 03-12-2018 – 24-12-2018 PAPI Bengali
Belarus EVS 01-02-2018 – 05-03-2018 PAPI Russian
Bolivia WVS 18-01-2017 – 07-03-2017 CAPI Spanish
Bosnia and Herzegovina EVS 03-02-2019 – 14-06-2019 CAPI Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Brazil WVS 15-05-2018 – 11-06-2018 CAPI Portuguese
Bulgaria EVS 11-11-2017 – 09-01-2018 PAPI Bulgarian
Canada WVS 02-10-2020 – 19-10-2020 CAWI English, French
Chile WVS 06-01-2018 – 05-02-2018 CAPI Spanish
China WVS 07-07-2018 – 12-10-2018 PAPI Chinese
Colombia WVS 30-11-2018 – 22-12-2018 CAPI Spanish
Croatia EVS 25-10-2017 – 16-02-2018 CAPI Croatian
Cyprus WVS 13-05-2019 – 04-06-2019 PAPI Greek, Turkish
Czechia EVS 17-09-2017 – 03-12-2017 CAPI / PAPI Czech
Denmark EVS 27-09-2017 – 31-01-2018 CAPI Danish
11-12-2017 – 31-01-2018 CAWI / Mail
Ecuador WVS 24-01-2018 – 03-03-2018 CAPI Spanish
Egypt WVS 22-06-2018 – 07-07-2018 CAPI Arabic
Estonia EVS 17-05-2018 – 12-09-2018 CAPI Estonian, Russian
Ethiopia WVS 06-02-2020 – 19-03-2020 CAPI Amharic, Oromo, Tigris
Finland EVS 24-11-2017 – 10-07-2018 CAPI Finnish
11-2017 – 06-2018 CAWI / Mail
France EVS 02-03-2018 – 16-08-2018 CAPI French
Georgia EVS 11-01-2018 – 18-03-2018 CAPI Georgian, Russian, Azerbaijan, Armenian
Germany EVS 23-10-2017 – 04-04-2018 CAPI German
20-09-2018 – 28-11-2018 CAWI
16-11-2017 – 20-03-2018 Mail
WVS 25-10-2017 – 31-03-2018 CAPI German
Great Britain EVS 12-02-2018 – 16-07-2018 CAPI English
Greece WVS 08-09-2017 – 16-10-2017 PAPI Greek
Guatemala WVS 03-10-2019 – 25-02-2020 CAPI Spanish
Hong Kong SAR WVS 16-07-2018 – 11-11-2018 PAPI / CAWI Cantonese, English, Putonghua
Hungary EVS 24-02-2018 – 21-08-2018 CAPI Hungarian
Iceland EVS 19-06-2017 – 28-03-2018 CAPI / PAPI Icelandic, English
27-09-2017 – 04-04-2018 CAWI / Mail
Indonesia WVS 01-06-2018 – 20-08-2018 CAPI Indonesian
Iran WVS 24-03-2020 – 17-04-2020 PAPI Persian
Iraq WVS 08-06-2018 – 28-06-2018 CAPI / PAPI Arabic
Italy EVS 24-09-2018 – 30-01-2019 CAPI Italian
Japan WVS 05-09-2019 – 26-09-2019 Mail / Post Japanese
Jordan WVS 07-06-2018 – 14-06-2018 CAPI Arabic
Kazakhstan WVS 01-10-2018 – 30-11-2018 PAPI Kazakh, Russian
Kenya WVS 22-05-2021 – 11-06-2021 CAPI Swahili
Kyrgyzstan WVS 05-12-2019 – 28-01-2020 CAPI Kirghiz, Russian
Latvia EVS 23-07-2021 – 01-10-2021 CAPI / CAWI Latvian, Russian
Lebanon WVS 04-06-2018 – 18-06-2018 CAPI Arabic
Libya WVS 26-11-2021 – 27-01-2022 CAPI Arabic
Lithuania EVS 08-12-2017 – 12-02-2018 PAPI Lithuanian, Russian
Macau SAR WVS 03-10-2019 – 17-12-2019 CAPI Chinese
Malaysia WVS 05-04-2018 – 21-05-2018 CAWI / CAPI Malay, Chinese
Maldives WVS 01-09-2021 – 01-10-2021 CAPI Dhivehi
Mexico WVS 18-01-2018 – 02-05-2018 PAPI Spanish
Mongolia WVS 04-09-2019 – 06-02-2021 CAPI Mongolian
Montenegro EVS 07-2019 – 12-2019 CAPI Montenegrin
Morocco WVS 01-11-2021 – 19-12-2021 PAPI Arabic
Myanmar WVS 17-01-2020 – 03-03-2020 CAPI Burmese
Netherlands EVS 31-08-2017 – 28-02-2018 CAPI Dutch
11-09-2017 – 30-01-2018 CAWI
WVS 03-01-2022 – 25-01-2022 CAWI Dutch
New Zealand WVS 04-07-2019 – 21-02-2020 Mail / Post English
Nicaragua WVS 30-11-2019 – 05-01-2020 CAPI Spanish
Nigeria WVS 19-12-2017 – 26-01-2018 CAPI Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
North Macedonia EVS 10-12-2018 – 28-03-2019 PAPI Macedonian, Albanian
Norway EVS 22-08-2018 – 17-12-2018 CAPI / CATI Norwegian, English, Polish
Pakistan WVS 04-11-2018 – 11-12-2018 CAPI Urdu
Peru WVS 17-08-2018 – 09-09-2018 PAPI Spanish
Philippines WVS 03-12-2019 – 09-12-2019 PAPI Bikol, Cebuano, Filipino, Ikolo, Tausug, Waray, Hiligaynon
Poland EVS 17-11-2017 – 08-02-2018 CAPI Polish
Portugal EVS 11-01-2020 – 01-03-2020 CAPI Portuguese
Puerto Rico WVS 16-03-2018 – 27-10-2018 PAPI Spanish
Romania EVS 03-02-2018 – 05-05-2018 CAPI Romanian
  WVS 30-11-2017 – 02-04-2018 CAPI Romanian
Russia EVS 07-11-2017 – 25-12-2017 CAPI / PAPI Russian
  WVS 07-11-2017 – 29-12-2017 CAPI / PAPI Russian
Serbia EVS 10-11-2018 – 21-12-2018 PAPI Serbian
  WVS 20-05-2017 – 07-07-2017 PAPI Serbian
Slovakia EVS 26-09-2017 – 01-12-2017 CAPI Slovak, Hungarian
Singapore WVS 08-11-2019 – 15-03-2020 PAPI English, Malay, Chinese
Slovenia EVS 30-09-2017 – 23-12-2017 CAPI Slovenian
South Korea WVS 24-12-2017 – 16-01-2018 CAPI Korean
Spain EVS 28-11-2017 – 22-01-2018 CAPI Spanish
Sweden EVS 27-09-2017 – 06-06-2018 CAPI Swedish
Switzerland EVS 11-09-2017 – 22-02-2018 CAPI German, French, Italian
15-09-2017 – 28-12-2017 CAWI / Mail
30-09-2017 – 22-02-2018
Taiwan ROC WVS 25-03-2019 – 16-06-2019 CAPI Chinese
Tajikistan WVS 08-01-2020 – 06-02-2020 CAPI Tajik, Russian
Thailand WVS 01-12-2017 – 26-02-2018 PAPI Thai
Tunisia WVS 26-04-2019 – 20-05-2019 CAPI Arabic
Turkey WVS 31-03-2018 – 21-05-2018 PAPI Turkish
Ukraine EVS 02-11-2020 – 23-11-2020 PAPI Ukrainian, Russian
WVS 25-07-2020 – 14-08-2020 CAPI Ukrainian, Russian
United States WVS 28-04-2017 – 31-05-2017 CAWI / CATI English
Venezuela WVS 03-05-2021 – 26-07-2021 PAPI Spanish
Vietnam WVS 15-12-2019 – 21-01-2020 CAPI Vietnamese
Zimbabwe WVS 11-02-2020 – 23-03-2020 CAPI English, Shona, Ndebele