General information about the ESS

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted every two years across Europe since 2001. Following an application to the European Commission which was submitted by the UK on behalf of 14 other countries, the ESS was awarded ERIC status on 30th November 2013. It is directed by a Core Scientific Team led by Professor Rory Fitzgerald from City, University of London, UK alongside seven other partner institutions:

The ESS measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations.

The main aims of the ESS are: