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12 may 2021
Remembering Ronald Inglehart, the Founding President of the World Values Survey Association
WVSA is deeply saddened by the passing of Ronald Inglehart on May 8th, 2021. Ron was one of the greatest Political Scientists of our contemporary world, teacher to many, a true mastermind and the Founder of the World Values Survey - one of his many outstanding legacies. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
28 abr 2021
Why the Future is Democratic - by WVSA Vice-President Christian Welzel
Democracy and especially its liberal principles are said to be fast receding as various forms of authoritarianism surge. In truth, the long-term future for democracy in the world is much brighter than most imagine. In essence, “modernization theory” is proving correct. Economic development brings expanding levels of education, information, travel, and other experiences that enhance human knowledge, awareness, and intelligence. This “cognitive mobilization” inspires and empowers people to act with purpose and think for themselves, rather than accept received authority and wisdom. In other words, development brings value change that is highly conducive to the emergence and persistence of liberal democracy.
24 mar 2021
9 Distinctive Trends in Japan Revealed by Analysis of the World Values Survey
Dentsu Institute (Executive Producer: Naoki Tani), an internal organization of Dentsu Group Inc. (Tokyo: 4324; President & CEO: Toshihiro Yamamoto; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen), and the Ikeda Laboratory*(Professor: Ken’ichi Ikeda), a facility engaged in media and social psychology research at Doshisha University (location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture; President: Tomoko Ueki), with the collaboration of Dentsu Macromill Insight, Inc., have conducted their own international comparative analysis of results from the World Values Survey (WVS), a survey of a total of over 100 countries and societies. The analysis revealed 9 distinctive trends in Japan.
24 mar 2021
Attitudes towards Institutions, Politics, and Policies: Key Findings from the World Value Survey in Singapore
Attitudes towards Institutions, Politics, and Policies analyses the responses of 2,012 Singapore participants for WVS 2020. Comparisons across WVS participant countries and iterations are presented where appropriate to allow for the tracking of shifting or sustaining values across time and space. In general, the survey sample is nationally representative, as the dataset was weighted to mirror the age, gender, and race demographics of the adult resident population in Singapore.
26 feb 2021
COVID-19 Crisis Boosts Progressive Values Amidst Growing Pessimism – International Panel Study
A unique panel survey conducted in 24 countries by Professor Ronald Inglehart, Founder and First President (1981-2013) of the World Values Survey Association and Martijn Lampert, Co-founder and Research Director of research agency Glocalities reveals the dual impact that the COVID-19 crisis has on values, emotions and the economy.
20 feb 2021
Giving Up on God: The Global Decline of Religion - Revisited
A new article by Ronald Inglehart, Professor at the University of Michigan and WVSA's Founder and President (1981-2013), was published in the September/October 2020 issue of the Foreign Affairs. An amendment to the article text was published in February 2021.
16 feb 2021
New Rules for WVS Database Citation
Dear scholars, authors, students, journalists and all colleagues who use WVS data in your research, analysis, journal publications and books! We would like to attract your attention to the new rules for citation of the WVS data-set when using it. When making a publication, please, make sure that it includes a reference to the WVS in the following format:
04 feb 2021
The new 2020 World Cultural Map has been released
The World Values Survey Association is happy to present the new 2020 (provisional) world cultural map based on the newest World Values Survey and European Values Study survey data. The cultural map methodology developed by the WVSA Founder Ronald Inglehart and the WVSA Vice-President Christian Welzel asserts that there are two major dimensions of cross cultural variation in the world: traditional values versus secular-rational values and survival values versus self-expression values. The global cultural map shows how scores of societies are located on these two dimensions. The 2020 map is the provisional version of the WVS wave 7 map with the final map to be released in Fall 2021 upon the completion of the wave.
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Institute for Comparative
Vienna 1040, Austria
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