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Public attitudes to Climate Change and Energy

Questions measuring attitudes towards climate change and energy were fielded in Round 8 (2016) for the first time. In our latest post, Professor Wouter Poortinga (Cardiff University) explains why we need to gauge public opinion in this area. READ MORE >>


Assessing support for universal basic income

ESS Director, Professor Rory Fitzgerald, has written an article for The Conversation that analyses public support for the introduction of a universal basic income scheme. A question on the topic was fielded in our Round 8 (2016) survey for the first time. READ MORE >>


Welfare attitudes in a changing Europe

Earlier this week, we released data for 18 of the 24 countries who took part in Round 8 (2016). In this post, Wim van Oorschot - who helped design the welfare module in Round 8 - explains the importance of repeating this Round 4 (2008) module. READ MORE >>


Social inequalities in health and their determinants

Tim Huijts of the University of York was part of the team who developed the Round 7 rotating module on health. In this article, he explains why it was important to measure self-reported health as part of the European Social Survey. READ MORE >>


Findings from the ESS: Immigration

In our latest article, Professor Anthony Heath and Lindsay Richards of the Centre for Social Investigation (University of Oxford) assess responses to our rotating module on immigration - fielded most recently in Round 7 (2014/15). READ MORE >>


Findings from the ESS: Family, work and wellbeing

In this post, Helen Russell (Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland) and Duncan Gallie (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK) compare survey responses on family, work and wellbeing fielded either side of the 2008 economic crisis. READ MORE >>

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