Survey data

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Comparative survey data on values, attitudes and opinions

  • World Values Survey
    A survey of global scope to assess state of sociocultural, moral, religious and political values of different cultures around the world. Central variables in the survey includes work, moral and religion, outlook on life, family, national identity, environmental issues, politics and society and socio-demographic situation. The data are suited to time-series analysis.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: Global
    Time period: 1981-1984, 1989-1993, 1994-1999, 1999-2004, 2005-2008 and 2010- 2014
    Format: SPSS, STATA, SAS

  • European Values Study
    The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. It provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values and opinions of citizens all over Europe. It is a unique research project on how Europeans think about life, family, work, religion, politics and society.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: 45 European countries
    Time period: 1981, 1990, 1999 and 2008
    Format: SPSS

  • Latinobarómetro
    Latinobarómetro is an annual public opinion survey that researches the development of democracy and economies, as well as societies, using indicators of opinion, attitudes, behavior and values. It's results are used by social and political actors, international organizations, governments and the media.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: 18 countries in Latin America
    Time period:  1995-2015
    Format: SPSS, STATA, SAS

  • Eurobarometer
    The surveys imitated by the EU-commission in 1970 consist of a core on the public support for the integration activities and the institutions of the European Community and people's subjective assessments concerning "quality of life"-questions. In addition to these, the survey-rounds have specific and varying topics of political and scientific interest.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: The EU and neighboring countries
    Time period:  1970-present
    Format: SPSS

  • Pew Global Attitudes Project
    The Pew Global Attitudes Project is a series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: Global
    Time period:  2001-2016
    Format: SPSS

  • Asian Barometer
    The Asian Barometer is an applied research program on public opinion on political values, democracy and governance around the region. A comparative dataset on the issues of citizens' attitudes and values toward politics, power, reform, and democracy in Asia

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: 8-14 countries in East Asia and five countries in South Asia
    Time period: 2001-2003, 2005-2008, 2010-2012 and 2014-2016
    Format: SPSS

  • European Social Survey
    The European Social Survey (the ESS) is a biennial multi-country survey covering topic as public opinion, social values, political engagement and political institutions in Europe. The data consists of four rounds, with a core module in time-series format and a rotating module with different topic each round.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: Over 30 European nations
    Time period: 2002-2014
    Format: SPSS, SAS

  • AsiaBarometer
    The AsiaBarometer Survey is the yearly social survey of Asian people. Focusing on the daily lives of ordinary people in Asia. It asks respondents about their aspirations, apprehensions, ambitions and their relationships to family, workplace, neighborhood, political institutions, marketplace and the world. It uncovers the hitherto little-examined terrain of people’s hearts and minds on the demographically, economically and politically dynamic Asian continent.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: From six to 14 countries in Asia (covering East, Southeast, South and Central Asia)
    Time period:  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
    Format: SPSS and more
  • Afrobarometer
    The Afrobarometer is an independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political and economic atmosphere in Africa. Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more than a dozen African countries and are repeated in a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: 37 countries on the African continent
    Time period:  1991-2015
    Format: SPSS, STATA, SAS and more

  • International Social Survey Programme
    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) annually conducts a major comparative survey in the member countries. Norway became a member of ISSP in 1989. Varying topics; From Role of Government, Religion to Leisure Time and Sports

    Data classification: Survey, varying topics
    Region: Vary, from 6 to 38 countries
    Time period: 1985-present
    Format: SPSS, STATA and SAS

  • MEP-surveys by the European Parliament Research Group (EPRG)
    The project examines the range of views represented in the European Parliament, changes in mainstream Members of the European Parliaments’ (MEPs) views over time, MEPs’ attitudes to democracy in the EU and the UK’s future relationship with the EU

    Data classification: Survey, varying topics
    Region: EU
    Time period: 2014-2019
    Format: MS Excel

Voter and election surveys

National Election Studies
The National Election Studies are conducted in several countries at every national election. The surveys will mostly contain data on voting, public opinion and political participation. The following list is some of the election studies with web pages in English or the Nordic languages.

Comparative election studies

  • The European Voter
    Based on the ICORE (International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy) election studies principal investigators from Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, and have made integrated subsets of the respective national election studies. The purpose of the European Voter project is to systematically describe and explain the electoral changes that have occurred in a number of West-European countries in the second half of the twentieth century. As such it intends to fill an obvious gap in European comparative electoral research.

    Data classification: Aggregated on the national level
    Region: Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden
    Time period:  1956-2001
    Format: SPSS

  • The European Election Studies
    The European Election Studies (EES) are about electoral participation and voting behaviour in European Parliament elections. The survey includes citizens' perceptions of and preferences about the EU political regime, and with their evaluations of EU political performance.

    Data classification: Survey, election and voting
    Region: EU
    Time period: 1979-2014
    Format: SPSS

  • Providing an Infrastructure for Research on Electoral Democracy in the European Union (PIREDEU)
    PIREDEU is an infrastructure for research into citizenship, political participation and electoral democracy in the European Union (EU). The scientific and technical feasibility of this infrastructure will be investigated by means of a pilot study conducted in the context of the 2009 elections to the European parliament.

    Data classification: Unknown
    Region: EU
    Time period: 1979-2010
    Format: Unknown

  • The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)
    CSES is a collaborative program of cross-national research among election studies conducted in over fifty states. The CSES is composed of three tightly linked parts: First, a common module of public opinion survey questions, that is included in each participant country's post-election study. These "micro" level data include: Vote choice, candidate and party evaluations, current and retrospective economic evaluations, evaluation of the electoral system itself, in addition to standardized sociodemographic measures. Second, district level data are reported for each respondent, including: Electoral returns, turnout and the number of candidates. Finally, system or "macro" level data report: Aggregate electoral returns, electoral rules and formulas, and regime characteristics. This design allows researchers to conduct cross-level, as well as cross-national analyses, addressing the effects of electoral institutions on citizens' attitudes and behavior, the presence and nature of social and political cleavages and the evaluation of democratic institutions across different political regimes.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: Global
    Time period: 1996-2001 and 2001-2006
    Format: Unknown

Other individual survey data

  • Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)
    LIS is a cross-national data archive on income microdata from households and data on household wealth in two different databases.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: Global, 47 countries
    Time period:  Varied
    Format: HTML

  • Child labour statistics
    Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour's (SIMPOC) data from the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour’s (IPEC). The internet resource contains a collection on SIMPOC assisted national child labour surveys with of varying length and questionnaire.

    Data classification: Survey
    Region: Global, 60 countries
    Time period:  Varied
    Format: SPSS

Publisert 5. mars 2010 08:31 - Sist endret 24. nov. 2020 10:06