Data and documentation - Longitudinal file

Data access

Free of charge data and documentation download is provided by the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences in Cologne. For information on how to download EVS data, see Where to get the data.

Documentation related to the EVS Longitudinal Data File 1981-2008

Study description: information on the data, including notes about Version History & Errata.
Variable Report: combines variable descriptions of the longitudinal file with question texts of the English master questionnaires of the four EVS waves.
Master questionnaires: 1st wave, 2nd wave, 3rd wave, 4th wave

Documentation related to the several EVS waves

1st wave, 2nd wave, 3rd wave, 4th wave
For an overview of all participating countries, click here.

Online variable information for all EVS waves 1981-2008

Online variable overview allows for comparisons of trend variables of all EVS waves. In addition, comparisons of original question texts across the waves 1999/2000 and 2008 are supported.
Question text retrieval allows for full-text searches in the English Master Questionnaire and in variable reports (partly bilingual) of both integrated and national datasets.