Documentation for Download

The WVS is launching Wave 6 data covering the 2010-2014 wave. With 57 countries around the world (sppm 59) and more than 85,000 respondents, this is the latest ressource made available for the research community.

All the wave 6 information is organized under WVS Wave 6 section in the left menu. You can download both aggregated an country documentation (questionnaires, pdf reports, data files). Files are available in several formats (SPSS, Stata, Ascii text, Excel).

New sections have been created to allow download of the revised documentation for all waves. You may select any wave from the left menu.


You can find now documentation at three levels: Country, Wave and Longitudinal.

Country documentation allows you to download individual country files with either the data in Spss or Stata compatible formats, or else download PDF documents with the crossings by sex and age for all questions. You can as well download the original questionnaires used and the technical reports deposited at the archive.

Wave documentation includes the revised official aggregates, a PDF report with the complete results for the wave (by country), the official questionnaire and some additional documents.

Longitudinal documentation, to be included soon, comprises aggregates compatible with the EVS/WVS Integrated dictionnary, compatible and ready for merging. They allow working with time series. Select the WVS Longitudinal files section to browse documentation. There are integrated codebooks, integrated files for the 1981-2014 period and much more.

When downloading files and result reports you will be asked to register at no charge and agree with the WVS non-redistribution data use license. All data and documentation is free of charge and has been produced by the WVS Data Archive in collaboration with the WVS Participant network