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13 nov 2020

Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2020 data-set release



The World Values Survey Association (WVSA) and the European Values Study (EVS) are happy to announce the release of the official joint EVS-WVS 2017-2020 data-set produced within the framework of the cooperation agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) completed between the two research programs.

In line with it, EVS has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in European countries, using the EVS questionnaire and EVS methodological guidelines. WVSA has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in countries in the world outside Europe, using the WVS questionnaire and WVS methodological guidelines. Four countries (Germany, Romania, Russia, and Serbia) conducted surveys in both waves EVS 2017 and WVS7. Both organisations developed their draft questionnaires independently, with the overlapping items defining the Common Core of both questionnaires. 

  Joint EVS/WVS EVS WVS
Survey period 2017-2020 2017-2020 2017-2020
Number of wave Joint EVS/WVS wave 5th wave 7th wave
Number of cases 127.358 56.491 70.867
Countries/territories 79 34 49

The EVS archive (GESIS-DAS) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing of the European surveys. The WVS archive (JDS Madrid) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing for the non-European surveys including the WVS surveys conducted in several European countries. Based on the Common EVS/EVS Dictionary agreed by EVS and WVS the Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 dataset (Joint EVS/WVS) has been constructed in close collaboration. The first version of the Joint EVS/WVS includes data and documentation of altogether 79 countries and territories: 34 from the EVS 2017, 49 from the WVS7. Four of these countries conducted surveys in both waves EVS and WVS.

Access to the data, similiar to the previous rounds, is free, with no registration or payments required. With its main mission to facilitate advancement of Social Sciences worldwide, the WVS Association wants to make sure our survey data can equally serve the needs of the academic community in all parts of the world. WVSA offers the joint data-set in SPSS, Stata, SAS and R formats.

The identical version of the Joint EVS/WVS is accessible through two data service points:

Citation for data if downloaded from the GESIS Data Collection:

  • EVS/WVS (2020). European Values Study and World Values Survey: Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 Dataset (Joint EVS/WVS). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7505. Dataset Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.13095.

Citation for data if downloaded from the website of the WVSA:

  • EVS/WVS (2020). European Values Study and World Values Survey: Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 Dataset (Joint EVS/WVS). JD Systems Institute & WVSA. Dataset Version 1.0.0, doi:10.14281/18241.2

If you have any questions about the data and documentation, please send us an E-Mail:

DOWNLOAD DATA AND DOCUMENTATION FOR THE JOINT EVS-WVS 2017-2020 DATA-SET 


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