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MOSAiCH 2013

English title MOSAiCH 2013
Applicant Ernst Stähli Michèle
Number 139520
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution FORS c/o Université de Lausanne
Institution of higher education Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences - FORS
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2013
Approved amount 878'695.00
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All Disciplines (6)

Discipline
Sociology
Economics
Psychology
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education
Political science
Communication sciences

Keywords (5)

International comparisons; National identity; General social survey; Family and changing gender roles; Social change

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary

MOSAiCH stands for “Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland” and is a cross-sectional survey conducted every two years under this name since 2005. It integrates several international repeated surveys, with Swiss data going back as far as 1987. The data of very high quality offer valuable information about attitudes and behaviours of the resident population of Switzerland, with strong analytical power for sociological research. They allow national-level comparisons over time as well as large international comparisons and address researchers, policy makers and other interested people.

The questionnaire is structured in five parts: (1+2) At the heart of MOSAiCH stands the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). This longstanding survey includes today 48 countries all over the world. As the fieldwork of MOSAiCH takes place every two years, two modules of the ISSP are included in each survey. There are currently 12 different modules, regularly repeated for comparisons over time. For the edition in 2013, the ISSP modules will be on the repeated topics “Family and changing gender roles (IV)” (ISSP 2012) and “National identity (III)” (ISSP 2013). (3) The socio-demographic part is designed to meet the ISSP requirements, and is further elaborated to improve the analytical power. (4) An additional part of the survey takes over certain repeated parts of the standard Eurobarometer, adapted to the Swiss context, especially the attitudes toward political and social institutions and issues related to the European Union. (5) A last part is open for propositions of Swiss scholars, which have to be related to the topics of the fielded survey. 

In practice, a minimum of 1,200 people answer a 1-hour CAPI face-to-face interview. The sample will be randomly drawn among the residents aged 18+ out of the register database by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. The expected response rate is over 50%. The fieldwork will be carried out in spring-summer 2013 by an experienced survey agency. The whole dataset will be available early 2014 at http://fors-nesstar.unil.ch. The ISSP data will also be available at http://www.gesis.org/issp.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Les limites du culte de la formation professionnelle : comment le système éducatif suisse reproduit les inégalités sociales
Falcon Julie (2016), Les limites du culte de la formation professionnelle : comment le système éducatif suisse reproduit les inégalités sociales, in Formation emploi. Revue française de sciences sociales, (133), 35-53.
Mobilité sociale au 20e siècle en Suisse: entre démocratisation de la formation et reproduction des inégalités de classe
Falcon Julie (2016), Mobilité sociale au 20e siècle en Suisse: entre démocratisation de la formation et reproduction des inégalités de classe, Social Change in Switzerland, Lausanne.
Opting for an open society? Personality traits and attitudes toward the openness of Switzerland
Ackermann Kathrin, Ackermann Maya, Freitag Markus (2016), Opting for an open society? Personality traits and attitudes toward the openness of Switzerland, in Comparative European Politics, 1-?.
Soziale Mobilität in der Schweiz im 20. Jahrhundert: zwischen Demokratisierung der Bildung und Fortbestand der Klassenungleichheiten
Falcon Julie (2016), Soziale Mobilität in der Schweiz im 20. Jahrhundert: zwischen Demokratisierung der Bildung und Fortbestand der Klassenungleichheiten, Social Change in Switzerland, Lausanne.
Vaterland Schweiz
Baumgarten Diana, Borter Andreas (2016), Vaterland Schweiz, in MenCare | Report Schweiz , 1, 1-50.
Ich und meine Schweiz. Befragung von 17-jährigen Jugendlichen in der Schweiz. Wissenschaftliches Begleitmandat im Auftrag der Eidgenössischen Kommission für Kinder- und Jugendfragen. Schlussbericht.
Beyeler Michelle, Bütikofer Sarah, Stadelmann-Steffen Isabelle (2015), Ich und meine Schweiz. Befragung von 17-jährigen Jugendlichen in der Schweiz. Wissenschaftliches Begleitmandat im Auftrag der Eidgenössischen Kommission für Kinder- und Jugendfragen. Schlussbericht., in Beiträge zur Sozialen Sicherheit, (13/15), 1-145.
What Actually Matters? Understanding Attitudes toward Immigration in Switzerland
Ackermann Maya, Freitag Markus, Ackermann Maya Esther (2015), What Actually Matters? Understanding Attitudes toward Immigration in Switzerland, in Swiss political science review / Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 21(1), 36-47.
Wie hat es die junge Generation mit der Politik?
Beyeler Michelle, Bütikofer Sarah, Stadelmann Isabelle (2015), Wie hat es die junge Generation mit der Politik?, in Soziale Sicherheit CHSS, 2015(4), 235-240.
Culture and taxes: Towards identifying tax competition
Eugster Beatrix, Parchet Raphaël (2013), Culture and taxes: Towards identifying tax competition, Discussion Paper no. 2013-39, University of St. Gallen.
Dealing With Precariousness in Switzerland and Chile: Household Strategies Between Objective Constraints and Scope for Agency
Amacker Michèle, Budowski Monica, Schief Sebastian (2013), Dealing With Precariousness in Switzerland and Chile: Household Strategies Between Objective Constraints and Scope for Agency, in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 39(1), 103-128.
Mass media effects on the production of information: Evidence from non-governmental organization (NGO) reports
Couttenier Mathieu, Hatte Sophie (2013), Mass media effects on the production of information: Evidence from non-governmental organization (NGO) reports, Cahiers de recherches économiques 13.01, Université de Lausanne - HEC - DEEP.
Non-respondent surveys: pertinence and feasibility
Ernst Stähli Michèle, Joye Dominique (2013), Non-respondent surveys: pertinence and feasibility, in The Survey Statistician, (68), 16-22.
Observatorium Sport und Bewegung Schweiz. Laufend aktualisierte Indikatoren
Lamprecht Markus, Stamm Hanspeter, Fischer Adrian, Gebert Angela, Wiegand Doris (2013), Observatorium Sport und Bewegung Schweiz. Laufend aktualisierte Indikatoren, Observatorium Sport und Bewegung Schweiz, Zürich.
Statistics in science and in society : from a state of the art to a new research agenda
Crettaz von Roten Fabienne, de Roten Yves (2013), Statistics in science and in society : from a state of the art to a new research agenda, in Public Understanding of Science, 22(7), 768-784.
Swiss Social Report 2012: Generations in perspective
Bühlmann Felix (ed.) (2013), Swiss Social Report 2012: Generations in perspective, Seismo, Zürich.
Vivre loin de ses parents quand on est un jeune adulte : quel effet sur le lien de confidence?
Viry Gil, Nada Eva (2013), Vivre loin de ses parents quand on est un jeune adulte : quel effet sur le lien de confidence?, in Enfances Familles Générations, (19), 145-167.
Zeitpräferenzen und Umweltbewusstsein. Analysen mit dem Schweizer ISSP 2010
Franzen Axel, Vogl Dominikus (2013), Zeitpräferenzen und Umweltbewusstsein. Analysen mit dem Schweizer ISSP 2010, in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 39(3), 441-464.
Concepts and Operationalisation of Reproductive Decisions Implementation in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Philipov Dimiter, Bernardi Laura (2012), Concepts and Operationalisation of Reproductive Decisions Implementation in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, in Comparative Population Studies - Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 36(2-3), 495-530.
Mesurer la pratique religieuse
Monnot Christophe (2012), Mesurer la pratique religieuse, in Archives de sciences sociales des religions, n° 158(2), 137-156.
Observatorium Sport und Bewegung Schweiz: Jahresbericht 2012
Lamprecht Markus, Stamm Hanspeter, Gebert Angela, Fischer Adrian, Wiegand Doris (2012), Observatorium Sport und Bewegung Schweiz: Jahresbericht 2012, Observatorium Sport und Bewegung Schweiz, Zürich.
Policy congruence and distributive politics: matching voter preferences and party positions on distributive issues
Geering Dominik, Häusermann Silja (2012), Policy congruence and distributive politics: matching voter preferences and party positions on distributive issues, CIS Working Paper, University of Zurich, Department for Political Science.
Rapport social 2012: Générations en jeu
Bühlmann Felix (ed.) (2012), Rapport social 2012: Générations en jeu, Seismo, Zürich.
Residential mobility and the spatial dispersion of personal networks: Effects on social support
Viry Gil (2012), Residential mobility and the spatial dispersion of personal networks: Effects on social support, in Social Networks, 34(1), 59-72.
Social capital formation across space: proximity and trust in European regions
Fazio Giorgio, Lavecchia Luciano (2012), Social capital formation across space: proximity and trust in European regions, Working Papers 2012_07, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
Sozialbericht 2012: Fokus Generationen
Bühlmann Felix (ed.) (2012), Sozialbericht 2012: Fokus Generationen, Seismo, Zürich.
Spotlight Switzerland
Ernst Stähli Michèle (2012), Spotlight Switzerland, in Häder M. Häder S. Kühne M. (eds.) (ed.), Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 25-36.
Temporal trends in intergenerational social mobility in Switzerland: A cohort study of men and women born between 1912 and 1974
Falcon Julie (2012), Temporal trends in intergenerational social mobility in Switzerland: A cohort study of men and women born between 1912 and 1974, in Revue suisse de sociologie, 38(2), 153-175.
The political economy of immigration in a direct democracy: The case of Switzerland
Krishnakumar Jaya, Müller Tobias (2012), The political economy of immigration in a direct democracy: The case of Switzerland, in European Economic Review, 56(2), 174-189.
Varieties of dualization? Labor market segmentation and insider-outsider divides across regimes
Häusermann Silja, Schwander Hanna (2012), Varieties of dualization? Labor market segmentation and insider-outsider divides across regimes, in Emmenegger P. Häusermann S. Palier B. Seeleib-Kaiser M. (eds) (ed.), Oxford University Press, New York, 27-51.
Wer ist denn noch am Festnetzanschluss erreichbar?
Lutz Georg, Borrat-Besson Carmen, Ernst Stähli Michèle, Wernli Boris (2012), Wer ist denn noch am Festnetzanschluss erreichbar?, in vsms Verband Schweizer Markt- und Sozialforschung {\textbar} Jahrbuch 2012, 24-26.
Zur Entwicklung der intergenerationalen Mobilität in der Schweiz
Jann Ben, Combet Benita (2012), Zur Entwicklung der intergenerationalen Mobilität in der Schweiz, in Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 38(2), 177-199.
Acquiescence and the Willingness to Pay for Environmental Protection: A Comparison of the ISSP, WVS, and EVS
Franzen Axel, Vogl Dominikus, Acquiescence and the Willingness to Pay for Environmental Protection: A Comparison of the ISSP, WVS, and EVS, in Social Science Quarterly.
Effects of Majority Members’ Positive Intergroup Contact on Minority Members’ Support for Ingroup Rights: Mobilizing or Demobilizing Effects?
Kauff Mathias, Green Eva GT, Schmid Katharina, Hewstone Miles, Christ Oliver, Effects of Majority Members’ Positive Intergroup Contact on Minority Members’ Support for Ingroup Rights: Mobilizing or Demobilizing Effects?, in European Journal of Social Psychology.
Inequality Perceptions, Distributional Norms, and Redistributive Preferences in East and West Germany
Kuhn Andreas, Inequality Perceptions, Distributional Norms, and Redistributive Preferences in East and West Germany, in German Economic Review.
Measurement Equivalence Across Subnational Groups: An Analysis of the Conception of Nationhood in Switzerland
Sarrasin Oriane, Green Eva G. T., Berchtold André, Davidov Eldad, Measurement Equivalence Across Subnational Groups: An Analysis of the Conception of Nationhood in Switzerland, in International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
Two decades of measuring environmental attitudes: A comparative analysis of 33 countries
Franzen Axel, Vogl Dominikus, Two decades of measuring environmental attitudes: A comparative analysis of 33 countries, in Global Environmental Change, na(na).

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Andrea Schlenker at the Politikwissenschaftliches Seminar, University of Lucerne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Eva Green and Christian Staerkle, at the National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES, Universi Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Markus Freitag, at the Institute of Political Science, University of Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
René Levy, University of Lausanne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Eric Widmer at the department of Sociology, University of Geneva Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Lavinia Gianettoni, at LIVES, University of Lausanne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
8ème colloque francophone sur les sondages Talk given at a conference Stratégies d'enquêteur : les chemins qui mènent à l'interview 19.11.2014 Dijon, France Joye Dominique;
fifth Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Talk given at a conference 5 different presentations on Non-response, risk of bias, mixed mode, incentives and contact strategies 04.07.2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia Joye Dominique; Kessler Dorian; Ernst Michèle; Ernst Stähli Michèle;
CSDI workshop 2013 Talk given at a conference 1st presentation: Impact of response enhancement methods on response rates, representativity, risk of bias and costs // 2nd presentation: Non-response survey usability: experiences in Switzerland 21.03.2013 Stockholm, Sweden Joye Dominique; Ernst Stähli Michèle;
7e Colloque francophone sur les Sondages Talk given at a conference Répondants et non-répondants dans les enquêtes. Analyse des séquences de contact 05.11.2012 Rennes, France Ernst Stähli Michèle; Sapin Marlène; Joye Dominique;
Workshop FORS-OFS Talk given at a conference Biais de contactabilité selon le mode et la procédure de contact - Une analyse avec le cadre d’échantillonnage SRPH dans les enquêtes ESS, MOSAiCH, Selects et cadre d’échantillonnage SRPH dans les enquêtes ESS, MOSAiCH, Selects et SHARE 21.06.2012 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Ernst Stähli Michèle;
23rd International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse Talk given at a conference What about incentives? A Swiss perspective 09.06.2012 Ontario, Canada Sapin Marlène; Ernst Stähli Michèle; Joye Dominique;
6TH INTERNATIONAL TOTAL SURVEY ERROR WORKSHOP (ITSEW) Talk given at a conference 1st presentation: Evaluating the extent of non-response and non-coverage bias in the Swiss European Social Survey // 2nd presentation: What is the impact of mode effect on non-response survey usability? 09.02.2012 Duin en Kruidberg, Santpoort, Netherlands Joye Dominique; Ernst Stähli Michèle;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Seminar COHERENT, Institute of Communication and Health, (PhD and Master level) Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 17.11.2014 Lugano, Switzerland Ernst Stähli Michèle;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Broschüre MOSAiCH 2013: Ausgewählte Ergebnisse zu Familie, Politik und Nationaler Identität Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Brochure MOSAiCH 2013 Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Die Ängste im Kleinstaat Neue Zürcher Zeitung German-speaking Switzerland 2014

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
128919 MOSAiCH 2011 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure
127799 Weiterführung und institutionelle Konsolidierung der Generationenberichterstattung 01.01.2010 NRP 52 Childhood, Youth and Intergenerational Relationships in a Changing Society
151002 MOSAiCH 2015 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure
151001 SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2014 - 2016 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure
151007 Rapport social 2016 / Sozialbericht 2016 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure
128919 MOSAiCH 2011 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure
133957 Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) 2011 01.01.2011 Research Infrastructure
128924 SWISS HOUSEHOLD PANEL - 2010 - 2011 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure
128920 European Social Survey 01.01.2010 Research Infrastructure
151000 European Social Survey 2014+2016 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure
151002 MOSAiCH 2015 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

MOSAiCH stands for “Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland” and is a survey conducted under this name since 2005. It integrates several international repeated surveys, with Swiss data going back as far as 1987. In practice, a minimum of 1,200 people answer a 1-hour face-to-face interview, with the survey being conducted every two years. The data offer valuable information about attitudes and behaviours of the resident population of Switzerland, with strong analytical power for sociological research. The questionnaire is structured in five parts: (1+2) At the heart of MOSAiCH stands the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). This longstanding survey includes today 48 countries all over the world. As the fieldwork of MOSAiCH takes place every two years, two modules of the ISSP are included in each survey. There are currently 12 different modules, regularly repeated for comparisons over time. (3) The socio-demographic part is designed to meet the ISSP requirements, and is further elaborated to improve the analytical power. (4) An additional part of the survey takes over certain repeated parts of the standard Eurobarometer, adapted to the Swiss context, especially the attitudes toward political and social institutions and issues related to the European Union. (5) A last part is open for propositions of Swiss scholars, which have to be related to the topics of the fielded survey. For the edition in 2013, the ISSP modules will be on the repeated topics “Family and changing gender roles (IV)” and “National identity (III)”. The questions for the last part are still to be determined by a call for proposals. The present application aims to ensure continued accomplishment of this important Swiss and international project. The grant contributes to producing a valuable national-level data for comparisons over time and countries. The demanding methodological specifications applied to the Swiss design of this survey, the longstanding collaboration with international experts within the ISSP, and the continued financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation have consistently made it possible to provide data of very high quality to researchers, policy makers, and other interested people. The project's scientific quality and popularity guarantee the wide use of the produced MOSAiCH-ISSP data, as confirmed by the dissemination statistics.
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