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European Social Survey 2014+2016

English title European Social Survey 2014+2016
Applicant Ernst Stähli Michèle
Number 151000
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 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016
Approved amount 2'315'865.00
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All Disciplines (6)

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

Keywords (5)

General social survey; Cross-national comparisons; Social change; Immigration; Health

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Seit 2002 gibt der European Social Survey (ESS) Auskunft über Werte, Einstellungen und das soziale Verhalten der Bevölkerung in Europa. Durch die regelmässige Befragung ist es möglich, Stabilität und Wandel in den Europäischen Gesellschaften aufzuzeigen und die Entwicklungen in den verschiedensten Bereichen zu erklären. In der Runde 2014 werden speziell die Themen „Einstellungen zu Immigration“ und „gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten“ vertieft.
Lay summary

Der European Social Survey (ESS) ist einewissenschaftsorientierte und qualitativ hochstehende Erhebung, die seit 2002alle zwei Jahre europaweit durchgeführt wird. Sie wird durch ein zentrales Team(Core Scientific Team) an der City University in London, GB, koordiniert, undwird in jedem Land durch ein spezifisches Team umgesetzt. Die Schweiz hatbisher an allen Runden des ESS teilgenommen. Die Daten werden jeweils freiunter http://fors-nesstar.unil.ch undhttp://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/data zurVerfügung gestellt.  

Der ESS misst Einstellungen, Wertorientierungenund Verhaltensmuster der Bevölkerung in mehr als 30 europäischenLändern. Die Daten ermöglichen aufschlussreiche Vergleiche über Zeit undRaum.

Die Hauptziele des ESS sind:

  • Das Aufzeigen von Stabilität und Wandel in der gesellschaftlichen Struktur und in den Lebensumständen und Einstellungen der Bürger in Europa und die Erklärung der politischen, sozialen und moralischen Entwicklung in Europa
  • Die Einführung von gut fundierten Indikatoren zur Entwicklung der Gesellschaften in den teilnehmenden Ländern , die sich auf die Wahrnehmungen und Bewertungen der Bürger in Bezug auf zentrale gesellschaftliche Aspekte stützen
  • Das Erreichen und Weitervermitteln von höheren Standards in der international vergleichenden Sozialforschung , z.B. in der Fragebogenkonstruktion, den Pretests, der Stichprobenziehung und Datenerhebung etc.

Der Fragebogen besteht aus einem zentralen Kern, der von Erhebung zu Erhebung unverändert bleibt und einem zweiten variablen Teil, der zwei oder mehrere Module zu bestimmten Themen beinhaltet, welche periodisch wieder aufgegriffen werden und wissenschaftlich sowie politisch relevant sind. Für die Runde 2014 werden die Themen Einstellungen zu Immigration und gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten vertieft. In einem dritten Teil werden experimentelle Testfragen und Fragen zum individuellen Wertesystem erhoben.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 11.03.2014

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
Depuis 2002, L’European Social Survey (Enquête sociale européenne ou ESS) se penche sur les valeurs, les attitudes et les comportements politiques et sociaux de la population en Europe. Interrogeant régulièrement la population, l’ESS permet de comprendre la situation actuelle, mesurer les changements et comparer la situation en Suisse par rapport aux autres pays d’Europe dans les domaines les plus divers. Lors de l’édition 2014 seront approfondis en particulier les thèmes des « attitudes envers l'immigration » et des « inégalités face à la santé ».
Lay summary

L'EnquêteSociale Européenne (European SocialSurvey : ESS) est une enquête scientifique internationale de qualité exceptionnellemenée tous les deux ans dans toute l'Europe depuis 2002. Elle est coordonnéepar une équipe centrale (Core Scientific Team, CST) de la City University London, UK, et mise en place dans chaque pays par une équipedédiée. La Suisse a participé à chaque édition de l'ESS jusqu'à ce jour. Lesdonnées sont mises à disposition sur http://fors-nesstar.unil.ch et http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/data.

L'ESS mesureles attitudes, croyances et modes decomportement des populations de plus de trente pays. Les données permettentdes riches comparaisons internationaleset temporelles.

Les objectifs principaux de l'ESS sont:

  • de documenter les constantes et les changements dans la structure sociale, les conditions de vie et les attitudes en Europe, et interpréter l'évolution sociale, politique et des valeurs,
  • d’introduire des indicateurs robustes de progrès national, basés sur les perceptions et opinions des citoyens quant aux aspects-clé de leur pays,
  • de maintenir et diffuser les plus hauts standards de qualité dans la recherche internationale en sciences sociales, concernant notamment la conception et le pré-test de questionnaires, l'échantillonnage, la collecte de données, la réduction des biais d'enquête et la fiabilité des questions.

Le questionnaire est constitué d'un module central, qui est conservé à chaque édition, et de "modules rotatifs", dédiés à des sujets spécifiques, plus une section supplémentaire consacrée à l'échelle des valeurs humaines et à des tests méthodologiques. Les thèmes approfondis dans l’édition 2014 sont les attitudes envers l'immigration et les inégalités face à la santé.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 11.03.2014

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
The Influence of Public Corruption and Human Values on Trust in the Police: A European Cross-National Perspective
Pfister Sabrina (2019), The Influence of Public Corruption and Human Values on Trust in the Police: A European Cross-National Perspective, in Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, 0(5), 119-140.
Discrimination in the hiring of older jobseekers: Combining a survey experiment with a natural experiment in Switzerland
Oesch Daniel (2019), Discrimination in the hiring of older jobseekers: Combining a survey experiment with a natural experiment in Switzerland, in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 100441-100441.
Speaking Up or Silencing Out in the Face of Rising Right-Wing Populism: A Dynamic Test of the Spiral of Silence across 15 European Countries
Thurre Frédéric Olivier, Gale Jessica, Staerklé Christian (2019), Speaking Up or Silencing Out in the Face of Rising Right-Wing Populism: A Dynamic Test of the Spiral of Silence across 15 European Countries, in International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 1-21.
Determinants of inequalities in life expectancy: an international comparative study of eight risk factors
Mackenbach Johan P, Valverde José Rubio, Bopp Matthias, Brønnum-Hansen Henrik, Deboosere Patrick, Kalediene Ramune, Kovács Katalin, Leinsalu Mall, Martikainen Pekka, Menvielle Gwenn, Regidor Enrique, Nusselder Wilma J (2019), Determinants of inequalities in life expectancy: an international comparative study of eight risk factors, in The Lancet Public Health, 4(10), e529-e537.
European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS-2017). Länderbericht für die Schweiz
WeberPatrick, GredigDaniel, LehnerAndreas, NideröstSibylle (2019), European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS-2017). Länderbericht für die Schweiz, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, Forschungs- oder Arbeitsbericht, Olten.
Fruit and vegetable consumption and its contribution to inequalities in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy in ten European countries
Baars Adája E., Rubio-Valverde Jose R., Hu Yannan, Bopp Matthias, Brønnum-Hansen Henrik, Kalediene Ramune, Leinsalu Mall, Martikainen Pekka, Regidor Enrique, White Chris, Wojtyniak Bogdan, Mackenbach Johan P., Nusselder Wilma J. (2019), Fruit and vegetable consumption and its contribution to inequalities in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy in ten European countries, in International Journal of Public Health, 64(6), 861-872.
The role of income in energy efficiency and curtailment behaviours: Findings from 22 European countries
Umit Resul, Poortinga Wouter, Jokinen Pekka, Pohjolainen Pasi (2019), The role of income in energy efficiency and curtailment behaviours: Findings from 22 European countries, in Energy Research & Social Science, 53, 206-214.
"Je manifeste ou je vote?" Analyse des actions politiques formelles et informelles en Suisse
MayeSimon (2019), "Je manifeste ou je vote?" Analyse des actions politiques formelles et informelles en Suisse, Maîtrise, Université de Genève.
How to Obtain Comparable Measures for Cross-National Comparisons
Cieciuch Jan, Davidov Eldad, Schmidt Peter, Algesheimer René (2019), How to Obtain Comparable Measures for Cross-National Comparisons, in KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 71(S1), 157-186.
La reconfiguration de la politique de la clase ouvrière
Galindo AlfonsoJorge (2019), La reconfiguration de la politique de la clase ouvrière, Thèse de doctorat, Université de Genève.
The Making of Democratic Citizens: How Regime-Specific Socialization Shapes Europeans’ Expectations of Democracy
Heyne Lea (2019), The Making of Democratic Citizens: How Regime-Specific Socialization Shapes Europeans’ Expectations of Democracy, in Swiss Political Science Review, 25(1), 40-63.
Migrants and Expats: The Swiss Migration and Mobility Nexus
Hercog Metka (2019), Migrants and Expats: The Swiss Migration and Mobility Nexus, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
Migration and depression: A comparative analysis between european countries
AndreatouAdamantia (2019), Migration and depression: A comparative analysis between european countries, Master en socioéconomie orientation démographie, Université de Genève.
Political Consumerism in Northwestern Europe
De MoorJ, BalsigerP (2019), Political Consumerism in Northwestern Europe, in Micheletti M, Oostveer P, Boström M (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 435-456.
Discrimination in the hiring of older jobseekers: Evidence from two survey experiments in Switzerland
OeschDaniel (2019), Discrimination in the hiring of older jobseekers: Evidence from two survey experiments in Switzerland, LIVES Working Paper, Lausanne.
ESS7 - 2014 DOCUMENTATION REPORT. Edition 3.2
NSD - Norwegian CentTHE ESS DATA ARCHIVE (2018), ESS7 - 2014 DOCUMENTATION REPORT. Edition 3.2, NSD, Bergen.
ESS8 - 2016 DOCUMENTATION REPORT, Edition 2.1
NSD - Norwegian CentTHE ESS DATA ARCHIVE (2018), ESS8 - 2016 DOCUMENTATION REPORT, Edition 2.1, NSD, Bergen.
Electoral competition in Europe's new tripolar political space: Class voting for the left, centre-right and radical rightELECTORAL COMPETITION IN EUROPE'S NEW TRIPOLAR POLITICAL SPACE
OESCH DANIEL, RENNWALD LINE (2018), Electoral competition in Europe's new tripolar political space: Class voting for the left, centre-right and radical rightELECTORAL COMPETITION IN EUROPE'S NEW TRIPOLAR POLITICAL SPACE, in European Journal of Political Research, 57(4), 783-807.
Right-wing populism as a social representation: A comparison across four European countries
Staerklé Christian, Green Eva G.T. (2018), Right-wing populism as a social representation: A comparison across four European countries, in Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 28(6), 430-445.
Public Perceptions on Climate Change and Energy in Europe and Russia: Evidence from Round 8 of the European Social Survey
PohjolainenPasi, et al. (2018), Public Perceptions on Climate Change and Energy in Europe and Russia: Evidence from Round 8 of the European Social Survey, European Social Survey, London.
Russian versus European welfare attitudes: evidence from the 2016 European Social Survey
OchsnerMichael, RavazziniLaura, GugushviliDimitri, FinkMarcel, GrandPeter, LelkesOrsolya, van OorschotWim (2018), Russian versus European welfare attitudes: evidence from the 2016 European Social Survey, European Social Survey, London.
Democratic demand and supply: a spatial model approach to satisfaction with democracy
Heyne Lea (2018), Democratic demand and supply: a spatial model approach to satisfaction with democracy, in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 29(3), 381-401.
Rights for Same-Sex Couples and Public Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians in Europe
Abou-Chadi Tarik, Finnigan Ryan (2018), Rights for Same-Sex Couples and Public Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians in Europe, in Comparative Political Studies, 52(6), 868-895.
Wissensstand und Haltung der Allgemeinbevölkerung zur Humanforschung und deren Regelungen. Schlussbericht zur Bevölkerungsbefragung im Auftrag des Bundesamts für Gesundheit.
EhrlerFranziska (2018), Wissensstand und Haltung der Allgemeinbevölkerung zur Humanforschung und deren Regelungen. Schlussbericht zur Bevölkerungsbefragung im Auftrag des Bundesamts für Gesundheit., FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, Lausanne.
The radical right, the labour movement and the competition for the workers’ vote
Mosimann Nadja, Rennwald Line, Zimmermann Adrian (2018), The radical right, the labour movement and the competition for the workers’ vote, in Economic and Industrial Democracy, 40(1), 65-90.
The cross-country measurement comparability in the immigration module of the European Social Survey 2014-15
DavidovEldad, CieciuchJan, SchmidtPeter (2018), The cross-country measurement comparability in the immigration module of the European Social Survey 2014-15, in Survey Research Methods, 12(1), 15-27.
ESS16 (European Social Survey 2016, Round 8): Technical report - FORS
Ernst Stähli Michèle, Joye Dominique, Pollien Alexandre, Ochsner Michael, Sapin Marlène, Nisple Karin (2018), ESS16 (European Social Survey 2016, Round 8): Technical report - FORS, FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, Lausanne.
The working class left behind? The class gap in life satisfaction in Germany and Switzerland over the last decades
Lipps Oliver, Oesch Daniel (2018), The working class left behind? The class gap in life satisfaction in Germany and Switzerland over the last decades, in European Societies, 20(4), 549-571.
Who Wants Demanding Active Labour Market Policies? Public Attitudes towards Policies that put Pressure on the Unemployed
FOSSATI FLAVIA (2018), Who Wants Demanding Active Labour Market Policies? Public Attitudes towards Policies that put Pressure on the Unemployed, in Journal of Social Policy, 47(1), 77-97.
The implications of the euro crisis for democracy
Kriesi Hanspeter (2017), The implications of the euro crisis for democracy, in Journal of European Public Policy, 25(1), 59-82.
ESS14 (European Social Survey 2014, Round 7): Fiche technique - FORS
Ernst Stählim, JoyeDominique, PollienAlexandre, OchsnerMichael, SapinMarlène, NispleKarin, Van den HendeAnthe (2016), ESS14 (European Social Survey 2014, Round 7): Fiche technique - FORS, FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, Lausanne.
Gendered Crisis? Effects of the Financial Crisis on Work-Life Conflict of Working Couples
Ochsner Michael, Szalma Ivett (2016), Gendered Crisis? Effects of the Financial Crisis on Work-Life Conflict of Working Couples, 3rd ESS Conference Papers, London.
Generational Differences between Attitudes towards Welfare Provision. Convergence between Eastern and Western Europe?
Ochsner Michael, Antal Erika, Szalma Ivett (2016), Generational Differences between Attitudes towards Welfare Provision. Convergence between Eastern and Western Europe?, 3rd ESS Conference Papers, London.
Incentives as a possible measure to increase response rates
Ernst Stähli Michèle, Joye Dominique (2016), Incentives as a possible measure to increase response rates, in Fu Yang-chih, Wolf Christof, Joye Dominique, Smith Tom E. C (ed.), Sage Publications Ltd., London, 425-440.
Mixing modes of data collection in Swiss social surveys: Methodological report of the LIVES-FORS mixed mode experiment
Roberts Caroline, Joye Dominique, Ernst Stähli Michèle, Sanchez Tome Rosa (2016), Mixing modes of data collection in Swiss social surveys: Methodological report of the LIVES-FORS mixed mode experiment, NCCR LIVES, Lausanne.
Identifying Pertinent Variables for Nonresponse Follow-Up Surveys. Lessons Learned from 4 Cases in Switzerland
Vandenplas Caroline, Joye Dominique, Ernst Stähli Michèle, Pollien Alexandre (2015), Identifying Pertinent Variables for Nonresponse Follow-Up Surveys. Lessons Learned from 4 Cases in Switzerland, in Survey Research Methods, 9(3), 141-158.
Evaluating the impact of response enhancement methods on the risk of nonresponse bias and survey costs
Roberts Caroline, Vandenplas Caroline, Ernst Stähli Michèle (2014), Evaluating the impact of response enhancement methods on the risk of nonresponse bias and survey costs, in Survey Research Methods, 8(2), 67-80.
Patterns of contact attempts in surveys
Pollien Alexandre, Joye Dominique (2014), Patterns of contact attempts in surveys, in Blanchard Philippe, Gauthier Jacques-Antoine, Bühlmann Felix (ed.), Springer, New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London, 285-304.
Attitudes to carbon taxes across Europe: The role of perceived uncertainty and self-interest
UmitResul, SchafferLena, Attitudes to carbon taxes across Europe: The role of perceived uncertainty and self-interest, in Energy Policy.
Intergroup contact moderates the influence of social norms on prejudice
VisintinEmilio Paolo, GreenEva G.T., Falomir-PichastorJuan Manuel, BerentJacques, Intergroup contact moderates the influence of social norms on prejudice, in Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Datasets

European Social Survey, Switzerland - 2014 [Dataset]

Author Ernst Stähli, Michèle; Joye, Dominique; Pollien, Alexandre; Ochsner, Michael; Sapin, Marlène; Nisple, Karin; van den Hende, Anthe
Publication date 17.10.2017
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.23662/FORS-DS-684-1
Repository FORSbase
Abstract
The ESS survey (European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org) emerged from the need to obtain comparative data in Europe on a number of issues of political science, sociology, social psychology, mass communication or economics. The ESS is a study introduced in 2002 and replicated every two years. This is the seventh edition of the study in Switzerland. The ESS provides indicators on the practices and representations of the Swiss population, making it possible to compare them with European countries and to observe the evolution over time. The 2014 edition focuses on 'Attitudes towards immigration' and 'Social inequalities in health'.

European Social Survey, Switzerland - 2016 (Round 8) [Dataset]

Author Ernst Stähli, Michèle; Joye, Dominique; Pollien, Alexandre; Ochsner, Michael; Sapin, Marlène; Nisple, Karin
Publication date 11.06.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.23662/FORS-DS-929-2
Repository FORSbase
Abstract
The ESS survey (European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org) emerged from the need to obtain comparative data in Europe on a number of issues of political science, sociology, social psychology, mass communication or economics. The ESS is a study introduced in 2002 and replicated every two years. This is the seventh edition of the study in Switzerland. The ESS provides indicators on the practices and representations of the Swiss population, making it possible to compare them with European countries and to observe the evolution over time. The 2016 edition focuses on 'Climate change' and 'Welfare'.

ESS Round 7: European Social Survey Round 7 Data (2014). Data file edition 2.2

Author NSD - Norwegian Cent, Data Archive and dis
Publication date 01.12.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.21338/NSD-ESS7-2014
Repository NSD


ESS Round 8: European Social Survey Round 8 Data (2016). Data file edition 2.1

Author NSD - Norwegian Cent, Data Archive and dis
Publication date 01.12.2018
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.21338/NSD-ESS8-2016
Repository NSD


Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
European Social Survey Core Scientific Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events



Self-organised

Title Date Place

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Enquête sociale européenne 2016: Quelques résultats en Suisse: bien-être, immigration, homosexualit Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2018
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) European Social Survey 2016: Ausgewählte Ergebnisse in Bezug auf die Schweiz zu Wohlbefinden, Immigr German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Enquête sociale européenne 2014   Quelques résultats en Suisse : santé, immigration, confiance soci Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) European Social Survey 2014   Ausgewählte Ergebnisse in Bezug auf die Schweiz zu Gesundheit, Zuwan Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2016

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
139523 European Social Survey 2012 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
139523 European Social Survey 2012 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
164936 PAWCER - Public Attitudes to Welfare, Climate Change and Energy in the EU and Russia 01.03.2016 ERA.Net RUS Plus
139520 MOSAiCH 2013 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
170406 Forschungsinfrastrukturen FORS 01.01.2017 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

The European Social Survey (ESS) is a biennial survey that started for the first time in 2002. The 7th Round (R7) will take place in 2014 and the 8th Round (R8) in 2016. It is carried out simultaneously in most of the European countries. The aim is to provide valuable data about the evolution of values, attitudes, and behaviours of the populations in the different countries. The methodological specifications of this survey are very precise and ambitious, in order to guarantee internationally comparable data of very high quality over time. In practice, a minimum of 1,500 people answer a 1-hour face-to-face interview in each country. The questionnaire is structured in two parts. A first part, the so called ‘core module’, is conducted in every round and aims to monitor change and continuity for a wide range of socio-economic, socio-political, and socio-psychological variables on topics such as: media use; trust in social environment; political participation and perception of institutions; subjective well-being; feelings about discrimination; attitudes toward exclusion; as well as national, ethnic, and religious identity. The core module also gathers information regarding the respondent’s socio-demographic profile. The second part includes two or more modules on specific themes, repeated periodically. The purpose of these rotating modules is to provide an in-depth focus on a series of particular academic or policy concerns. In the 2014 edition, the specific themes will be health on the one hand, in a new module called “Social inequalities in health and their determinants”, and immigration on the other. Two scholars from Swiss universities, Prof Eldad Davidov (University of Zürich) and Dr Eva Green (University of Lausanne) are involved in this module, entitled “Attitudes towards immigration and their antecedents”, partly repeating questions from the immigration module fielded in 2002. Additionally, at the end of the interview, a set of questions measures the Schwartz’ human values scale and tests a few wording and scale variations for methodological research.The present application aims to ensure continued Swiss participation in this outstanding international project. The grant contributes to producing a continuous series of valuable data for comparisons over time and countries, since Switzerland has participated since the very beginning throughout the course of this project. The demanding methodological specifications and the exceptional collaboration of experts within the ESS have consistently provided data of very high quality to researchers, policy makers, and other interested people. The project's scientific quality and rigor yielded it the highly esteemed scientific Descartes prize in 2005.
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