Findings and Insights

The WVS has over the years demonstrated that people’s beliefs play a key role in economic development, the emergence and flourishing of democratic institutions, the rise of gender equality, and the extent to which societies have effective government. Some of the key findings of the work are described below.

Live Cultural map - WVS (1981-2015) 

Cultural map - WVS wave 7 (2017-2021) [Provisional version] (click figure to enlarge)