ESS Data Alerts
ESS8 First edition (1.0) of test data
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)
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)
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.
ESS Multilevel Data updated
The Multilevel Data resource was updated on the 26th of June 2017.
In this update, survey data from ESS7 was added to the resource, alongside the already published data from ESS4, ESS5 and ESS6. The existing categories of macro data (demography, economy, education, health, crime and political institutions) were expanded with new variables and more recent data to match the ESS round 7 survey data. In addition contextual data concerning immigration added to complement the ESS7 rotating module on that topic.
In addition the ESS4, ESS5 and ESS6 individual level data have been updated to the newest editions available.
ESS7 Error in Dutch education variables (father)
Several respondents were assigned the wrong value in the Father's Education variables (EDULVLFB, EDLVFENL, EISCEDF). The error affects all education values from EDLVFENL = 8 and upwards; EDLVFENL codes 1 to 7 are unaffected. The correct values will be implemented in all published datasets as of ESS7 edition 2.2. In the meantime, please access a temporary file containing the correct values on the ESS7 - 2014 Data Download page.
ESS7 New edition (2.1) of ESS7 Interviewer's questionnaire data
A new edition of ESS7 Interviewer's questionnaire data (2.1) is now available for download on the ESS7 - 2014 Data Download page.
The new release is due to amendments made in variables INTNUM, INTAGEA and INTGNDR for the Netherlands.