ESS Data Alerts

ESS8 Error in A6 (PPLHLP) for Norway

27/08/18

Vigilant ESS users have detected an error in the Norwegian ESS8 data file (in the integrated ESS8 data file), where variable A6 (PPLHLP) is a duplicate of A5 (PPLFAIR).

A data file containing the corrected variable is available for download on the ESS8 - 2016 Data Download page. The variable will be corrected in future updates of the integrated ESS8 data file.

In the meantime, we advise our users to update the data by replacing PPLHLP in the ESS8 - integrated file, edition 2.0 with PPLHLP in the corrected file ESS8NO_PPLHLP.sav (for SPSS syntax example, see below. In this example, note that the data files are stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):

GET FILE "C:\ESS\ESS8e02.sav".
UPDATE
 /FILE=*
 /FILE="C:\ESS\ESS8NO_PPLHLP.sav"
 /BY cntry idno.
EXE.
SAVE OUT "C:\ESS\ESS8e02_Update.sav".

ESS8 Second release (edition 2.0)

30/05/18

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of data and documentation for ESS Round 8 was released on Wednesday 30 May 2018. In this second edition, data and documentation for an additional 5 countries are included: Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain.

Edition 2.0 includes data from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.


The release also includes data from the Interviewer's questionnaire, MTMM data, Contact form data, Interview time data, and Media Claims data for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, 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".

ESS8 Swedish data removed

09/04/18

Data from Sweden has been temporarily removed due to anonymisation issues. The Swedish data will be included in the next release of ESS8 data and documentation, scheduled for ultimo May 2018.

ESS7 Error in INWMME and INWYYE for Netherlands

12/02/18

10 respondents from the Netherlands were listed with incorrect values in the variables that correspond to interview timing. The issue will be corrected in the future editions of ESS7. See below for suggested temporary solution to the problem:

SPSS:
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 3364 or idno = 6194)).
RECODE inwmme (12=1).
END IF.
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 1276 or idno = 6003 or idno = 6120)).
RECODE inwyye (2014=2015).
END IF.
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 2228 or idno = 2405 or idno = 3266 or idno = 3469 or idno = 3689)).
RECODE inwyye (2015=2014).
END IF.

Stata:
replace INWMME = 1 if IDNO == 3364 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWMME = 1 if IDNO == 6194 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2015 if IDNO == 1276 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2015 if IDNO == 6003 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2015 if IDNO == 6120 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2014 if IDNO == 2228 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2014 if IDNO == 2405 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2014 if IDNO == 3266 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2014 if IDNO == 3469 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYE = 2014 if IDNO == 3689 & CNTRY == "NL"

SAS:
if cntry="NL" and idno in(3364,6194) then do;
    INWMME=1;
end;
if cntry="NL" and idno in(1276,6003,6120) then do;
    INWYYE=2015;
end;
if cntry="NL" and idno in(2228,2405,3266,3469,3689) then do;
    INWYYe=2014;
end;

ESS8 Error in INWMMS and INWYYS for Netherlands

24/01/18

13 respondents from the Netherlands were listed with incorrect interview start times (year - INWYYS and month - INWMMS). 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 = 51730697)).
RECODE inwmms (12=1).
END IF.
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 11311397 or idno = 41021909)).
RECODE inwmms (11=10).
END IF.
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 41022709)).
RECODE inwmms (12=10).
END IF.
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 30850991 or idno = 30951443 or idno = 41031660)).
RECODE inwyys (2017=2016).
END IF.
DO IF (cntry="NL" and (idno = 21230530 or idno = 21410770 or idno = 41142114 or idno = 61410524 or idno = 61420138)).
RECODE inwyys (2016=2017).
END IF.

Stata:
replace INWMMS = 1 if IDNO == 11412450 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWMMS = 1 if IDNO == 51730697 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWMMS = 10 if IDNO == 41022709 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWMMS = 10 if IDNO == 11311397 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWMMS = 10 if IDNO == 41021909 & 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 = 2017 if IDNO == 21230530 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2017 if IDNO == 21410770 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2017 if IDNO == 41142114 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2017 if IDNO == 61410524 & CNTRY == "NL"
replace INWYYS = 2017 if IDNO == 61420138 & CNTRY == "NL"


SAS:
if cntry="NL" and idno in(11412450,51730697) then do;
    INWMMS=1;
end;
if cntry="NL" and idno in(41022709,11311397,41021909) then do;
    INWMMS=10;
end;
if cntry="NL" and idno in(30850991,30951443,41031660) then do;
    INWYYS=2016;
end;
if cntry="NL" and idno in(21230530,21410770,41142114,61410524,61420138) then do;
    INWYYS=2017;
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.

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