Survey 1990

Dataset version: Release v3.0.0 as of November 2011, Study No. 4460, doi:10.4232/1.10790
Documentation: Update, November 2011

Access to data and documentation

Data and Documentation: Overview of data and documentation provided on the Integrated Dataset
Participating countries and country-information: Overview of documentation provided on the national datasets
Where to get the data: General information on how to download the data

Participating countries and study design

In order to explore the dynamics of value change, a new wave of research was carried out in 1990. The Institut für Demoskopie in Allensbach, Germany coordinated the 1990 surveys in all European countries, including Austria and countries in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in the US and Canada.

The national datasets were combined into an integrated data set including altogether 27 countries/regions:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great-Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

For an overview of countries participating in several EVS waves, click here.

Representative multi-stage random samples respectively quota samples of the adult population 18 years and older were drawn. Personal interviews with standardized questionnaires were conducted between 1990 and 1993.

A new Steering Committee was entrusted with the scientific supervision of the project. This Steering Committee consisted of: Ruud de Moor (chair, Tilburg University), Karel Dobbelaere (University of Leuven), Loek Halman (Tilburg University), Stephen Harding (ISR, London), Felix Heunks (Tilburg University), Ron Inglehart (University of Michigan), Jan Kerkhofs (University of Leuven), mrs. Renate Köcher (Institut für Demoskopie), Jacques-René Rabier (European Commission, Brussels), Noel Timms (Leicester University).

For more information on survey design and standards of EVS 1990, go to Methods and sample.