European Values Study


Data description

EVSThe European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national and longitudinal survey of attitudes, opinions and values. EVS is produced by Tilburg University and partners, using representative national adult population samples and face-to-face interviews.

The harmonisation of variables allows the generation of an 'Integrated Values Surveys' data file, incorporating four waves of the European Values Study and five waves of the World Values Survey. Details of the 2020 full release (data to 2017) are on the Integrated Values Surveys page.


Time period
  • Wave 5  2017
  • Wave 4: 2008
  • Wave 3: 1999
  • Wave 2: 1990
  • Wave 1: 1981
  • EVS Longitudinal Data File: 1981-2008
  • Integrated Values Surveys: 1981-2014

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Support links

Documentation is available on the EVS site.

EVS publications are available via this link.

See also the EUI Library pages for these resources:

The related European Values in Numbers and Atlas of European Values are available at Badia Library shelfmark 306.094.


How to access data

Data can be downloaded following registration with the GESIS social sciences archive.

Please read, and abide by, the terms and conditions of use on the GESIS site.

European statistical data resources (EUI Library).


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Page last updated on 18 May 2021

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