European Social Survey
The European Social Survey (ESS) is a social scientific endeavour to map the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of the various populations in Europe.
ESS is listed in the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data.org.
The ESS was initiated by the European Science Foundation. One of the reasons to start this new time series of social scientific data was that existing cross-national attitude surveys were regarded as not of sufficient methodological rigour to draw on as reliable sources for knowledge about changes over time in Europe. Starting in 2002 the survey has been held every two years in many European countries, with round 6 (2012) covering 30 nations.
In 2005 the ESS was the winner of the Descartes Prize, an annual European science award.
- Roger Jowell, Caroline Roberts, Rory Fitzgerald, Gillian Eva (ed.): Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally. Lessons from the European Social Survey, Sage Publications, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4129-1981-4
- "ESS Entry in re3data.org". www.re3data.org. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- Descartes Prizes for Research & Science Communication – 2005 Winners announced