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24 sep 2020
How Trump Solved the COVID-19 Pandemic
On accepting the Republican nomination for re-election on August 27, 2020 President Trump boasted that “The United States has among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country in the world.” The claim was misleading. Case fatality rates measure how many people known to have gotten COVID-19 eventually die of it, and by that measure the U.S. ranked 11th among the 20 countries most affected by the disease. Trump had picked a statistic that reflects the quality of the U.S. health care system: Americans who got infected were likely to recover. But the claim was grossly misleading because it ignored the fact that under Trump’s presidency, Americans were vastly more likely to get infected than the citizens of most other countries. As he was speaking, the U.S. had the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths of any country in the world—by a wide margin.
25 ago 2020
Giving Up on God: The Global Decline of Religion
A new article by Ronald Inglehart, Professor at the University of Michigan and WVSA's Founder and President (1981-2013), in the September/October 2020 issue of the Foreign Affairs.
18 ago 2020
EVS-WVS Operational meeting
The representatives of the EVS and WVS secretariats and data archives met on Friday 14 August 2020 to agree on the workflows, procedures and standards for data archiving and data release of the joint EVS-WVS core dataset. The jointly release of the EVS-WVS dataset, prepared according to the agreed standards, is expected in October 2020.
20 jul 2020
World Values Survey Wave 7 released
NEW World Values Survey Wave 7 released!
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01 jul 2020
WVSA Executive Committee Meeting 2020
The WVSA's Executive Committee held its annual meeting in electronic format on May 6. A number of important issues were discussed, including WVS-7 survey fieldwork schedule and response to the delays in survey completion caused by COVID-19; WVS-7 data release; WVSA General Assembly in 2021; improvements into the WVS-7 data cleaning procedures and survey wave deliverables; first plans for the WVS-8 survey round.
09 may 2020
Call for papers: Changing values in a changing world? Italy in the European Values Study and World Values Survey (2018)
Call for papers for a special issue "Changing values in a changing world? Italy in the European Values Study and World Values Survey (2018)" of “Quaderni di Sociologia” journal. Abstracts due June 30, 2020.
13 abr 2020
Values in a Crisis Survey: Invitation for Participation
An international team of scholars under the leadership of the WVSA Vice-President Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel (Leuphana University Luneburg) is organizing a 3-wave "Values in Crisis" survey. The survey aims to study people' values now during the corona-pandemic (wave 1), shortly after the pandemic ceases (wave 2) and in approximately 1 year from now (wave 3). Self-administered 20-minutes online questionnaire is the main instrument. The survey will take place in Germany and the UK, and the team is looking for academic groups and public opinion research institutes who might be interested to expanding the study to their countries.
07 abr 2020
Remembering Björn Buß
The World Values Survey Association's Secretariat is deeply saddened about the recent tragic loss in our team. The WVS mourns the unexpected passing of our Media and Communications Officer Björn Buß (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) on 01.02.2020.
07 abr 2020
ONE POSTDOC SCHOLARSHIP
Leuphana University of Lüneburg offers one Postdoc Scholarship at the Chair for Political Culture Research with a thematic focus on “comparative public opinion, political psychology and/or political behavior” at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting June 1st 2020. Application deadline: 30th of April 2020.
22 ene 2020
3,...2,...1...We are LIVE! WVS-7 New Data Release is available for downloading now!
The World Values Survey Association announces the first release of the latest World Values Survey dataset (WVS-7, V1.0). Fieldwork for this 7th wave was conducted from mid-2017 to early-2020. This includes 77 countries and societies on all inhabited continents around the globe, ranging from Albania, Australia and Argentina to the United States, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, as well as surveys conducted in collaboration with the European Values Study. In total, over 129,000 respondents were interviewed so far for this wave.
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Vienna 1010, Austria
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Institute for Comparative
Vienna 1040, Austria
Institute for Future Studies
Stockholm, Sweden 101 31
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Madrid, Spain 28043
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