Previous Surveys 1981-2008

The four waves of the European Values Study

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1981 - 1st EVS wave (16 countries)
1990 - 2nd EVS wave (29 countries)
1999 - 3rd EVS wave (33 countries)
2008 - 4th EVS wave (47 countries/regions)

The EVS longitudinal data files 1981-2008

EVS Longitudinal Data File 1981-2008: Cumulative dataset based on the four EVS waves 1981, 1990, 1999, and 2008 (48 countries/regions)
Integrated Values Surveys 1981-2014: Information on how to create a data file including the four EVS waves and the six WVS waves (113 countries/regions)

ACCES to data and documentation

Data and documentation of the EVS waves and the Longitudinal data File 1981-2008 is available for download from the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences. For information on how to download EVS data and documentation, see Data and Downloads

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Mixed-mode implementation in the EVS One of the methodological innovations of the 5th wave of EVS is the possibility to carry out a mixed-mode data collection. Some countries will develop a self-administered Web survey (with postal follow-up in some cases) in parallel to the traditional, face-to-face…click for more details