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ESS7 New edition (ed. 2.3) of Main data available

A new version of the ESS7 integrated file (edition 2.3) was published on 24 November 2023.

A new version of the ESS7 integrated file (edition 2.3) was published on 24 November 2023.

The new release is due to some corrections in the education variables for Norway. The analysis weight (anweight) is added.

For more information, see version information for the ESS7 integrated file on the ESS Data Portal.

ESS10 New edition (ed 3.1) of Self-completion main data available

A new version of the ESS10 Self-completion main data file (edition 3.1) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

A new version of the ESS10 Self-completion main data file (edition 3.1) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

The new release is due to some corrections in data from Austria and Latvia.

For more information see version information for the ESS10 data from ESS10 Self-completion integrated file in the Data portal.

ESS10 New edition (ed. 3.1) of Interviewer data available

A new version of the ESS10 data from Interviewers questionnaire (edition 3.1) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

A new version of the ESS10 data from Interviewers questionnaire (edition 3.1) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

The new release is due to some corrections in data from Finland, Greece, Montenegro, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway. 

For more information, see version information for the ESS10 data from Interviewers questionnaire in the Data portal.

ESS10 New edition (ed. 3.1) of Contact form data available

A new version of the ESS10 data from Contact forms (edition 3.1) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

A new version of the ESS10 data from Contact forms (edition 3.1) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

The new release is due to some corrections in data from Finland and Montenegro. 

For more information see version information for the ESS10 data from Contact forms in the Data portal.

ESS10 New edition (ed. 3.2) of Main data available

A new version of the ESS10 integrated file (edition 3.2) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

A new version of the ESS10 integrated file (edition 3.2) was published on the 2nd of November 2023.

The new release is due to some corrections in data from Greece, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway.

For more information, see version information for the ESS10 integrated file in the Data portal.

ESS10 New edition (edition 3.1) of main data

A new edition (3.1) of data for ESS round 10 was published on 5th of July 2023.

A new edition (3.1) of data for ESS round 10 was published on 5th of July 2023.

The new release is due to variable PSU ("PSU identification") being updated for all cases in Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Noth Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and United Kingdom.

ESS10 Self-completion - Third release (edition 3.0)

The third edition of data and documentation for ESS round 10, self-completion data, was released on Wednesday 5 July 2023.

The third edition of data and documentation for ESS round 10, self-completion data, was released on Wednesday 5 July 2023.

Edition 3.0 includes data from all 9 countries conducting ESS10 fieldwork in self-completion mode, including Cyprus, which is the only new country addition in edition 3.0. 

Nota also that variable PSU ("PSU identification") has been updated for Germany, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Sweden. 

For further information on how to deal with different modes of data collection in ESS10, please consult Note on ESS Round 10 Data Collection Modes in the ESS Data Portal.

ESS5 Error in variable UEMP5YR (F38), Lithuania

An error has been detected in the Lithuanian data related to variable UEMP5YR ("Any period of unemployment and work seeking within last 5 years") in Lithuania.

An error has been detected in the Lithuanian data related to variable UEMP5YR ("Any period of unemployment and work seeking within last 5 years") in Lithuania.

The deposited and published variable is simply a duplicate of UEMP12M ("Any period of unemployment and work seeking lasted 12 months or more").

The ESS Data Archive is liaising with the Lithuanian national coordinator for ESS at the time of ESS5 in order to be able to correct the variable for future updates of the integrated ESS5 data file.

In the meantime, we advise our users to set the variable UEMP5YR to system missing for Lithuanian records in the data set.

ESS9 Error in weights, Cyprus

Error in ESS9 weights and the sampling documentation for Cyprus.

Error in ESS9 weights and the sampling documentation for Cyprus. 

Recent information reveals that an unequal-probability clustered design has been used in rural areas of Cyprus instead of a single stage design, upon which the current weights and sample design indicators are based. True design effects are thus likely substantially higher than those estimated using the current weights and psu indicators. The result of this is a probable under-estimation of standard errors for analysis of the Cypriot data for ESS9, with some modest effects on substantive estimates also possible. 

We will get back with more information on possible corrected weights and sample design variables.

ESS10 Third release (edition 3.0)

The third edition of data and documentation for ESS round 10 was released Thursday 11th of May 2023.

The third edition of data and documentation for ESS round 10 was released Thursday 11th of May 2023.

Edition 3.0 includes data from 30 countries taking part in the ESS this round: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom.

Due to the pandemic, the data collection mode in 8 of these countries - Austria, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Poland - was self-completion, not face to face. For further information on how to deal with different modes of data collection in ESS10, please consult Note on ESS Round 10 Data Collection Modes in the ESS Data Portal.

The release also includes data from the Interviewer's questionnaire, and contact forms.

Data from the 31st and final ESS country taking part in ESS10, Cyprus, has been temporarily released as a country-specific file without weights. Once weights can be produced for Cyprus, their country file will be added to the ESS10 integrated file in the data portal.

ESS round 10 includes rotating modules on the topics: "Digital Social Contacts in Work and Family Life" and "Understandings and Evaluations of Democracy" (also fielded in ESS round 6).

All data and documentation is accessible from the ESS Data Portal.

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