ESS - The European Social Survey

The ESS is a piece of international comparative research, that aims to monitor the countries of Europe in the dimensions of sociology and political science. TÁRKI, in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been responsible for the national survey in Hungary since 2002.
The ESS questionnaire includes two main sections; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules.
The core questions aim to monitor trends in a wide range of social variables, including trust in social and political institutions, media use, political disengagment and participation; socio-political orientations, governance and efficacy; moral, political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious identification; well-being, health and security; socio-demographic background information.

ESS registered users can browse, analyse and download the data online from the ESS website.

Access to the data is provided by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services.

Click here to see the participating countries.