ESS Data Alerts

ESS8 Error in INWYYS for Netherlands

16/01/18

Five respondents from the Netherlands were listed with incorrect interview start times (year - INWYYS). The issue will be corrected in future editions of the integrated ESS8 data file. See below for suggested temporary solution to the problem:

SPSS:
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno  =  11412450 or idno = 30850991  or idno = 30951443  or idno = 41031660
     or idno = 51730697)).
RECODE inwyys (2017=2016).
END IF.

Stata:
replace INWYYS = 2016 if IDNO == 11412450 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2016 if IDNO == 30850991 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2016 if IDNO == 30951443 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2016 if IDNO == 41031660 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2016 if IDNO == 51730697 & CNTRY == "NL"

SAS:
if cntry="NL" and idno in(11412450,30850991,30951443,41031660,51730697) then do;
    INWYYS=2016;
end;

ESS8 Second edition (2.0) of Contact form data

15/12/17

A new edition of data (2.0) from contact forms for ESS round 8 is now available for download in the ESS8 - 2016 Data download section. In this edition, data and documentation for Iceland has been added.

The Contact form data for ESS round 8 now includes 18 countries:  Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

ESS8 Contact form data release

30/11/17

The first edition of data from contact forms for ESS round 8 is now available for download in the ESS8 - 2016 Data download section.

Edition 1.0 includes data for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

ESS8 First edition (1.0) of test data

07/11/17

The first edition of test data (edition 1.0) from main questionnaire for ESS round 8 was released on November 7th, 2017. The data contains test variables from questions C32 (ADMQFI), C33 (TESTGC33) to C38 (TESTG38) and section I (ICADMI, TESTGI1 to TESTGI10). The data is available on the ESS8 - 2016 Data Download page.

The 18 countries included in ESS8 Edition 1.0 are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Remaining ESS8 countries are scheduled for release in May 2018.

ESS8 First release (edition 1.0)

31/10/17

The first edition of data and documentation for ESS round 8 was released Tuesday 31st of October.

Edition 1.0 includes data from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The release also includes data from the Interviewer's questionnaire, and Media Claims data for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, 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".

ESS7 Error in Design and Post-stratification weights for Spain (Update)

07/08/17

Updated 7th of August 2017

The design weight for Spain in ESS round 7 has erroneously been set to 2 for 6 respondents. Variable DWEIGHT should be equal to 1 for all Spanish respondents. Since the design weights are included in the production of the post-stratification weights, all post-stratification weights were also affected by the error.

The design and post-stratification  weights will be corrected in future editions of ESS7. In the meantime, please access a temporary file containing the correct values on the ESS7 - 2014 Data Download page.

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