The European Social Survey (the 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 survey has been carried out every two years since 2001, covers over 30 nations.
The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations. The main aims of the ESS are:
2001 - Present
Documentation including methodology, questionnaire, fieldwork documentation, data documentation, codebook are available from the downloads section in Adobe PDF. Documentation is also available from ESS Data via Norwegian Social Sciences Data Services
Freely available data on internet for academic purposes. Registration required.
Users can download from or conduct preliminary exploratory analysis through the website's Nesstar server.