The European Social Survey

The European Social Survey

An NTTS 2017 satellite session; Brussels 16 March 2017 (18:30-20:30).

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since 2001. It’s aim is to measure attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns in a changing world, and to improve survey methodology in cross-national studies.

Both the ESS and the European Statistical System attach great importance to minimizing survey errors. Another quality criterion for European statistics is comparability across countries and over time. In the ESS this is one of the main quality criteria. Other key characteristics of the ESS are total transparency of methods and documentation, and free access to the data for everybody.

The session will give an overview of the design aspects of the ESS, and will provide the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the approaches of both ESS’s.


For the most up-to date programme and precise timeslots, please refer to the online version.