ESS Data Alerts
ESS7 Error in Design and Post-stratification weights for Spain
Updated 23rd of January 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, the post-stratification weights are also affected by the error.
The design and post-stratification weights will be corrected in future editions of ESS7. See below for suggested temporary solution to the problem, based on a recoding of edition 2.1 of the ESS7 Integrated file in SPSS (in this example, stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):
GET FILE 'C:\ESS\ESS7e02_1.sav'.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1317 dweight=1.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1318 dweight=1.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1319 dweight=1.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1320 dweight=1.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1322 dweight=1.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1323 dweight=1.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1317 pspwght=0.850831555.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1318 pspwght=0.927298125.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1319 pspwght=0.964328415.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1320 pspwght=0.808108347.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1322 pspwght=0.831520446.
IF cntry="ES" AND idno=1323 pspwght=0.806094652.
ESS7 Missing data for SUPQDD for United Kingdom
The variable SUPQDD ("Day of month, supplementary questionnaire") has been erroneously coded to 99 "Not available" for all respondents for the United Kingdom in ESS7. A data file containing the corrected variable is available for download in the United Kingdom section of the ESS7 - 2014 Data Download page. The variable will be corrected in future updates of the integrated ESS7 data file. In the meantime, we advise our users to update the data by replacing the variable using the following syntax (In this example, note that the data files are stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):
/BY cntry idno.
SAVE OUT "C:\ESS\ESS7e02_1_Update.sav".
merge 1:1 cntry idno using "C:\ESS\ESS7supqGB.dta", replace update
LIBNAME ESS "C:\ESS";
merge ESS.ESS7e02_1 ESS.ESS7supqGB;
by cntry idno;
ESS1-7 Cumulative file
The ESS Data and Documentation section has been updated with a cumulative data file for the first seven 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.
New ESS 1-7 data release
All rounds of the ESS have been updated in a major upgrade of the ESS data and documentation 01.12.16. For an overview of the changes in variables and country data, see version notes for ESS1, ESS2, ESS3, ESS4, ESS5, ESS6 and ESS7 respectively.
The ESS Cumulative Data Wizard, where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats, will be updated with all seven rounds of the ESS within the next ten days.
ESS7 (e2.0): Error in B10 (PRTVTFNL) and B18b (PRTCLENL) for the Netherlands
Four political parties have been assigned incorrect numerical values in the Dutch political party variables. As a consequence, the parties listed in the labels are incorrect for the following parties:
- Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
- Socialist Party (SP)
- Christian Union (CU)
- Green Left (GL)
The issue will be corrected in future editions of ESS7. See below for suggested temporary solution to the problem, based on a recoding of edition 2.0 of the ESS7 Integrated file in SPSS (in this example, stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):
GET FILE 'C:\ESS\ESS7e02.sav'.
RECODE prtvtfnl prtclenl (4=5) (5=4) (7=8) (8=7).
ESS7 First edition (1.0) of interview time data
The first edition of interview time data (edition 1.0) for ESS round 7 was released on September 6th, 2016.
Edition 1.0 is available on the ESS7 - 2014 Data Download page and includes data from the 21 countries included in the second ESS7 data release.