WVS/EVS Joint 2017 file

Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2020 data-set (version 2.0.0)

The World Values Survey Association (WVSA) and the European Values Study (EVS) are happy to announce the release of the version 2.0.0 of the official joint EVS-WVS 2017-2020 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 countries (Andorra, Cyprus, Greece), using the WVS questionnaire and WVS methodological guidelines. Five countries (Germany, Romania, Russia, Serbia, 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).

  Joint EVS/WVS EVS WVS
Release version 2-0-0 (2021-07-07)
GESIS-DAS: doi:10.4232/1.13737
WVSA: doi:10.14281/18241.14
4-0-0 (2020-10-20)
doi:10.4232/1.13560
2-0-0 (2021-07-07)
doi:10.14281/18241.13
Survey period 2017-2020 2017-2020 2017-2020
Number of wave EVS/WVS wave 2017-2021 5th wave 2017-2020 7th wave 2017-2021
Countries/territories 81 35 51
Number of cases 135.000 58.103 76.897
Number of variables 231 466 728

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, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Based on the Common EVS/EVS Dictionary agreed by EVS and WVS the Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 dataset (Joint EVS/WVS) has been constructed in close collaboration. The second version of the Joint EVS/WVS includes data and documentation of altogether 81 countries and territories: 35 from the EVS 2017, 51 from the WVS7. Five of these countries conducted surveys in both waves EVS and WVS.