ESS Data Alerts
ESS8 New edition (1.1) of Sample design data file (SDDF)
A new edition of ESS8 integrated sample design data file (1.1) is now available for download in the ESS8 - 2016 Data Download section.
The new release is due to amendments made in variables PSU and PROB.
ESS1-8 Cumulative file
The ESS Data and Documentation section has been updated with a cumulative data file for the first eight rounds of the ESS. The cumulative data are available from the ESS Cumulative Data Wizard, where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats. The ESS Cumulative Data Wizard gives access to cumulative data from countries that have been included in the integrated ESS files in two or more rounds. All variables that have been asked in more than one round are included in the cumulative data file.
ESS8 Integrated sample design data file (SDDF) available (edition 1.0)
An integrated sample design data file (SDDF) was published 12th of December 2018 and is available in SAS, STATA and SPSS format, along with a PDF file describing the structure and use of the SDDF.
The file is available from the ESS8 - 2016 Data download section and edition 1.0 includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden and Slovenia.
New ESS 1-8 data release
All rounds of the ESS have been updated in a major upgrade of the ESS data and documentation 01.12.18. For an overview of the changes in variables and country data, see version notes for ESS1, ESS2, ESS3, ESS4, ESS5, ESS6, ESS7 and ESS8 respectively.
The ESS Cumulative Data Wizard, where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats, will be updated with all eight rounds of the ESS within the next two weeks.
ESS8 Error in A6 (PPLHLP) for Norway
Vigilant ESS users have detected an error in the Norwegian ESS8 data file (in the integrated ESS8 data file), where variable A6 (PPLHLP) is a duplicate of A5 (PPLFAIR).
A data file containing the corrected variable is available for download on the ESS8 - 2016 Data Download page. The variable will be corrected in future updates of the integrated ESS8 data file.
In the meantime, we advise our users to update the data by replacing PPLHLP in the ESS8 - integrated file, edition 2.0 with PPLHLP in the corrected file ESS8NO_PPLHLP.sav (for SPSS syntax example, see below. In this example, note that the data files are stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):
GET FILE "C:\ESS\ESS8e02.sav".
/BY cntry idno.
SAVE OUT "C:\ESS\ESS8e02_Update.sav".
ESS8 Second release (edition 2.0)
We are pleased to announce that the second edition of data and documentation for ESS Round 8 was released on Wednesday 30 May 2018. In this second edition, data and documentation for an additional 5 countries are included: Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain.
Edition 2.0 includes data from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
The release also includes data from the Interviewer's questionnaire, MTMM data, Contact form data, Interview time data, and Media Claims data for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
ESS round 8 includes rotating modules on the topics: "Welfare attitudes" (also fielded in ESS round 4) and "Public attitudes to climate change".