European Social Survey, ESS

European Social Survey, ESS

The European Social Survey (the ESS) is a 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 will cover at least 19 nations and will employ the most rigorous methodologies. It is funded via the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme, with supplementary funds from the European Science Foundation which also sponsored the development of the study over a number of years.