European Values Study

J.P.T.M. Gelissen, L.C.J.M. Halman

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Having its origins in the 1970s and being fielded on a large scale for the first time in 1981, the European Values Study is one of the longest existing ongoing survey data collection projects. Its core aim is to map the values, beliefs, and attitudes that people living in the various European countries hold in important spheres of their private and social lives. This entry provides an overview of the goals and research design of this unique survey project and its historical development. It concludes with a discussion of the project's value for sociological research on human values structures and for advancing our knowledge of what Europeans ideationally have in common and what separates them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of sociology
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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