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Atlas of European Values

Loek Halman, Inge Sieben and Marga van Zundert (2011). Atlas of European Values: Trends and Traditions at the turn of the Century. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill.

Who are the Europeans? How do they think about life after death, work, sex, euthanasia, immigration or freedom? What traditions do they cherish, and which modern values gain ground? This second Atlas of European Values summarizes the beliefs of Europeans in almost two hundred informative graphs, charts and maps.


This Atlas is the result of the European Values Study, a research project that has measured values and beliefs throughout Europe since the 1980s. Today, the study spans a full generation, revealing value changes on topics such as homosexuality and working moms, but also demonstrating firm European traditions in democracy and rejection of bribes.


The unique Atlas of European Values covers all European nations from Iceland to Turkey, and from Portugal to Russia. It graphically illustrates the rich diversity of values and beliefs of the more than 800 million Europeans living inside and outside the European Union today.

Overhandiging Atlas
On November 25, 2011, Mr. Hein van Oorschot, president of Tilburg University, presented the first copy of the Atlas of European Values: Trends and Traditions at the turn of the Century to Mr. Luuk van Middelaar, member of the Cabinet of Mr. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council.

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Previous edition of the Atlas of European Values

cover Atlas of European Values

In 2005, the first edition of the Atlas of European Values was published. It unlocked the results of the European Values Study project for the general public by presenting the values, norms, beliefs, attitudes and opinions of Europeans at the turn of the millennium through visuals such as graphs, charts, and maps. This publication makes the data accessible to politicians, policy makers, journalists and the European public, revealing unity and diversity of value patterns in Europe at a glance.

On June, 23, 2005, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende received the first copy of the Atlas of European Values. Read more.

The Atlas of European Values was selected as outstanding academic title 2006 by Choice Magazine.


For more information and how to order the first ediction of the Atlas of European Values, click here.

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