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Measuring education in the ESS and EVS

Lucilla Losi, Angelica Maineri and Ruud Luijkx (European Values Study, Tilburg University) and Silke Schneider and Verena Ortmanns (European Social Survey, GESIS) explain how the measurement of education has been harmonized across the two surveys. READ MORE >>


Sir Roger Jowell Memorial Lecture 2018

Professor Jane Green, Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester, delivered this year's lecture in memory of our co-founder, Sir Roger Jowell. In this blog post to accompany the lecture, Professor Green assesses recent British elections. READ MORE >>


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 >>

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