The World Values Survey provides data on social, cultural and political change worldwide. The WVS consists of seven national sample surveys conducted in over 90 countries since 1981 using a common questionnaire with variables on beliefs, values, economic development, democratisation, religion, gender equality, social capital and subjective well-being. The survey is coordinated by the World Values Survey Association (Stockholm).
See also the EUI Library resource guides for the European Values Study, European Social Survey, Eurobarometer and the ICPSR data archive.
Seven waves of the World Values Survey are available:
- Wave 7 (2017-2022)
- Wave 6 (2010-2014)
- Wave 5 (2005-2009)
- Wave 4 (1999-2004)
- Wave 3 (1995-1998)
- Wave 2 (1990-1994)
- Wave 1 (1981-1984)
WVS documentation provides data methodology information, user instructions and technical details.
Updates are available on the WVS news page.
Downloading is via the WVS platform.
Data are available in Stata, SPSS, R, SAS and csv formats.
The WVS Association also provides a data analysis tool to facilitate cross-country comparisons.
Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]
Page last updated on 03 November 2023