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Civic Culture Study Civic Culture

The Civic Culture Study (1959-1960) was carried out by Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba, based on cross-national surveys conducted in Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Information was obtained from 955 respondents in Germany, 995 respondents in Italy, 1,008 respondents in Mexico, 963 respondents in the United Kingdom, and 970 respondents in the United States. The interviews focused on the respondents' basic political attitudes with emphasis on political partisanship, political socialization, and attitudes toward specific institutions as well as the political system and culture as a whole.

Conservative Party Representatives Study Conservative Party Representatives Study

"The Conservative Party Representatives Study 2002: A Multi-focus Quantitative Analysis of the Beliefs, Behaviour and Background of Conservative Party Politicians in 2002" is a postal survey that was sent in April 2002 to all Conservative MPs, Peers, MEPs, Scottish MPs, Welsh and Greater London Assembly members, local councillors in Scotland and Wales and a 10% random sample of local councillors in England. It covered a wide range of topics, including attitudes towards: the environment; business, labour relations, welfare and the economy; the EU; foreign relations; ethnicity and nationality; society, religion and culture; the Conservative Party itself as well as the other political parties; and the 2001 Conservative Party leadership contest. There was also a substantial battery of socio-demographic questions for local councillors in England.

Eurobarometer Eurobarometer Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States, thus helping the preparation of texts, decision-making and the evaluation of its work. The surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc.
Please note that Eurobarometer surveys No.78.2 (December 2012) through No.83.2 (March 2015) are pre-release datasets which have not yet been issued in final form by GESIS, Cologne, the host Data Archive for Eurobarometer surveys.
European Quality of Life Survey European Quality of Life Survey The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), implemented in 2003, 2007 and 2011-12, provides a comprehensive portrait of living conditions in European countries. It contains a broad range of indicators on different dimensions of quality of life, both objective and subjective. Given the recent high level of interest in the quality of life of European citizens, the EQLS is increasingly important for Eurofound's contribution to the political and academic debate.
European Social Survey European Social Survey

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. The ESS was established in 2001, and was led by its founder and coordinator Roger Jowell until his death in December 2011.

Now in its sixth round, this biennial cross-sectional survey covers more than thirty nations and employs the most rigorous methodologies. The ESS information brochure outlines the origins and development of the project. In addition two collections of findings are available: one summarises key findings from the first three rounds of the survey; the other focuses on 'topline' results relating to Trust in Justice data collected in round five.

The ESS has received funding from the EC's Framework programmes, from the European Science Foundation, and from national funding councils in participating countries. In January 2013 the ESS applied for selection as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

European Values Survey European Values Study

The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. It provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values and opinions of citizens all over Europe. It is a unique research project on how Europeans think about life, family, work, religion, politics and society.

The European Values Study started in 1981, when a thousand citizens in the European Member States of that time were interviewed using standardized questionnaires. Every nine years, the survey is repeated in an increasing number of countries. The fourth wave in 2008 covers no less than 47 European countries/regions, from Iceland to Azerbaijan and from Portugal to Norway. In total, about 70,000 people in Europe are interviewed.

International Social Survey Programme International Social Survey Programme

The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. It brings together pre-existing social science projects and coordinates research goals, thereby adding a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective to the individual national studies.

The ISSP researchers especially concentrate on developing questions that are meaningful and relevant to all countries, and can be expressed in an equivalent manner in all relevant languages. Topics addressed include Role of Government, Social Networks, Social Inequality, Family and Changing Gender Roles, Work Orientations, Religion, Environment, etc.

Political Action: An Eight Nation Study Political Action

Political Action: An Eight Nation Study (1973-1976) by Samuel Barnes, Max Kaase et al. The wave of unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s in advanced industrial societies provided the impetus for this cross-national study of conventional and unconventional forms of political participation. This is an integrated dataset of national sample surveys that were conducted via personal interview during 1973-1976 in eight nations: Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, United States, Italy, Switzerland, and Finland.

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