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European Values Survey (EVS)


European Values Systems Study Group (EVSSG)

Subject Keywords: European survey on various aspects of life
Set: Obesity
Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Europe

European Values Systems Study Group (EVSSG) carried out the first EVS surveys in several Western European countries in 1981. The World Values Surveys series was started when the original EVS study evoked such interest that it was replicated in 14 additional countries. EVS surveys have been carried out in three waves: 1981, 1990 and 1999/2000. WVS data have been collected in four waves: 1981 - 1984, 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 and 1999 - 2001. The fifth wave went into the field in 2005. The European Values Survey group (EVS) is nowadays responsible for the EVS data collection. The preparations for the 1999/2000 study started during the nineties. Building on the knowledge of the two previous waves, a new questionnaire was designed, taking into account various new issues which have emerged in several life spheres. For that purpose four substantive research groups were established covering the broad domains of life and main themes in the questionnaire: religion politics, work and leisure, primary relations.

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European Values Systems Study Group (EVSSG). () European Values Survey (EVS) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd July 2018].


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