WVS/EVS Joint 2017 file

Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 data-set (v4.0; Dec 14, 2022)

The World Values Survey Association (WVSA) and the European Values Study (EVS) are happy to announce the release of the final version (4.0.0) of the official joint EVS-WVS 2017-2022 data-set produced within the framework of the cooperation agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) completed between the two research programs.

In line with it, EVS has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in European countries, using the EVS questionnaire and EVS methodological guidelines. WVSA has been responsible for planning and conducting surveys in countries in the world outside Europe as well as several European surveys (Andorra, Cyprus, Greece, Northern Ireland), using the WVS questionnaire and WVS methodological guidelines. Ten countries (Armenia, Czechia, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine) conducted surveys in both waves EVS 2017 and WVS7. Both organisations developed their draft questionnaires independently, with the overlapping items defining the Common Core of both questionnaires. They are marked in yellow in the two Master Questionnaires (available for download below).

Release version 4-0-0 (2022-12-14)
GESIS-DAS: doi:10.4232/1.14023
WVSA: doi:10.14281/18241.21
5-0-0 (2022-05-16)
5-0-0 (2022-12-14)
Survey period 2017-2022 2017-2021 2017-2022
Number of wave EVS/WVS wave 2017-2022 5th wave 2017-2021 7th wave 2017-2022
Countries/territories 90 36 64
Number of surveys 100 36 64
Number of cases 153.716 59.438 94.278
Number of variables 231 474 606

The EVS archive (GESIS-DAS) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing of the European surveys. The WVS archive (JDS Madrid) has been responsible for data archiving and data processing for the non-European surveys including the WVS surveys conducted in Andorra, Armenia, Czechia, Cyprus, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Based on the Common EVS/EVS Dictionary agreed by EVS and WVS the Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2022 dataset (Joint EVS/WVS) has been constructed in close collaboration. The fifth version of the Joint EVS/WVS includes data and documentation of altogether 90 countries and territories: 36 from the EVS 2017, 64 from the WVS7. Ten of these countries conducted surveys in both waves EVS and WVS.