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Welcome to the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data Information System

About the CCESD Information System (CCESD-IS)

CCESD-IS provides unique facilities for on-line analysis of major British and European social surveys. It includes hundreds of surveys spanning over 50 years, with 100,000s of questions that may be found by:

  • drop-down content lists of topics
  • full-text searches of the question wording
  • browsing the survey-by-survey listings

CCESD-IS produces time-series results automatically, displayed as both tables and high-quality charts.

Our surveys

The principal survey series available in CCESD-IS include:

British Social Attitudes British Social Attitudes British Election Studies British Election Studies
Eurobarometer Eurobarometer European Social Survey European Social Survey
European Values Study European Values Study International Social Survey Programme International Social Survey Programme
European Quality of Life Survey European Quality of Life Survey Conservative Party Representatives Study Conservative Party Representatives Study

CCESD-IS also includes seminal comparative social surveys such as the 1959 Civic Culture study and the 1974 Political Action survey. For further information about all of these survey series, click here.

Users automatically have access to all available survey series but it is also possible to choose to work with just one or more specific European series, such as Eurobarometer or the European Social Survey.

To use only the British survey series, you should use one of CCESD's dedicated web-sites listed below.

Other facilities

CCESD runs dedicated web-sites for the following British survey series:

British Election Studies

British Social Attitudes

Our users

Our site is designed to meet the needs of:

  • charities, NGOs and media researchers
  • independent research centres and think tanks
  • central and local government departments
  • academic researchers

Registration and site customisation

Registration is straightforward and provides immediate access. Users may choose between:

  • standard access designed to meet the needs of most site visitors, or
  • advanced access which allows users to customise the facilities they need to best suit their research.

To register now, click here. Registered users may customise their account options through the my account link in the top menu bar.

This is one of the facilities developed and maintained by the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data (CCESD). For further details of CCESD facilities and services, click here to send an e-mail.
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