The European Values Study 2017: On the way to the future using mixed-modes

Ruud Luijkx*, Gudbjorg Jonsdottir, Tobias Gummer, Michele Ernst Staehli, Morten Frederiksen, Kimmo Ketola, Tim Reeskens, Evelyn Brislinger, Pablo Christmann, Stefan Gunnarsson, Arni Bragi Hjaltason, Dominique Joye, Vera Lomazzi, Angelica Maineri, Patricia Milbert, Michael Ochsner, Alexandre Pollien, Marlène Sapin, Ivet Solanes, Sascha VerhoevenChristof Wolf

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The European Values Study (EVS) was first conducted in 1981 and then repeated in 1990, 1999, 2008, and 2017, with the aim of providing researchers with data to investigate whether European individual and social values are changing and to what degree. The EVS is traditionally carried out as a probability-based face-to-face survey that takes around one hour to complete. In recent years, large-scale population surveys such as the EVS have been challenged by decreasing response rates and increasing survey costs. In the light of these challenges, six countries that participated in the last wave of the EVS tested the application of self-administered mixed-modes (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). With the present data brief, we will introduce researchers to the latest wave of the EVS, the implemented mode experiments, and the EVS data releases. In our view, it is pivotal for data use in substantive research to make the reasoning behind design changes and country-specific implementations transparent as well as to highlight new research opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-347
JournalEuropean Sociological Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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