Political Science; Survey Methodology; Social Policy; Environmental Sciences; Sociology
European Social Survey Round 8 2016 Russian Data
The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since its establishment in 2001. Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional samples.The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations.Following an application to the European Commission which was submitted by the UK on behalf of 14 other countries, the ESS was awarded European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) status on 30th November 2013. Following this change, Russia could not take part in the ESS anymore. PAWCER assured data collection and ERIC contribution for the Russian team and supported research on the cross-cultural comparability of data between Europe and Russia
The goal of the PAWCER project is to conduct comparative research on public attitudes to welfare, climate change and energy, all of which are relevant to understanding conflict, identity, and memory. While economic challenges threaten the fundamental relations of solidarity in European welfare states, climate change is likely to become the leading environmental driver of human conflict, and energy to continue fueling geopolitical tensions.Cross-national analyses of survey and contextual data will be used to examine discrepancies and similarities, as well as diverging and converging trends between public attitudes to these topics, thus unraveling the sources and patterns of mutual understanding and cooperation and of potential conflicts in and between EU countries and Russia. The research will be based on the collection of survey data and the analyses of both existing and new data sets.The first domain is dealing with existing and future welfare arrangements. A leading perspective is that the recent economic recession is challenging the fundamental relations of solidarity in modern welfare states. The second domain focuses on climate change and energy. Climate change is arguably the greatest environmental threat the world is facing. Fundamental shifts are needed in the way energy is used and produced in order to mitigate risks to natural and economic systems. The knowledge generated will be important for understanding the future roads for welfare regimes and for the transition to a low-carbon environment, both in the EU and Russia.Data will be collected through the European Social Survey. The ESS is an academically driven biennial crossnational survey, measuring the attitudes, beliefs and behavior patterns of diverse populations. It has been awarded European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) status in December 2013. PAWCER will allow Russia to join ESS Round 8, for which fieldwork starts in September 2016, and so create a basis for long-term cooperation.