Cumulative Data File updated


The European Social Survey (ESS) has updated its cumulative data file for the first eight rounds of the survey.

It means that all data collected from Round 1 (2002/03) to Round 8 (2016/17) can be downloaded in a single file, available in SPSS, STATA and CSV formats.

The data is available for download through the ESS Cumulative Data Wizard.

The Cumulative Data Wizard gives access to all data from countries that have been included in the integrated ESS files in two or more rounds, and all variables from questions that have been asked in more than one round.

It allows registered users to generate and download a bespoke subset of the ESS cumulative file by selecting rounds, countries and variables.

A Study Description and documentation of the selected variables is generated for each customised data file and is included in the download.

The ESS Cumulative Data Wizard is updated every two years.