The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since 2001. Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional samples. The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations. For more information on ESS, please see:

RECSM researchers are part of the questionnaire development, translation and data quality assessment within the ESS life circle:

RECSM researchers are also leading on ESS methodological research on "Quality of Survey Questions / Correction for Measurement Error Using Survey Data" and "Multilingual Survey Research".

Team: Wiebke Weber (Head), Diana Zavala-Rojas (Deputy Head), Melanie Revilla (Deputy Head), Hannah Schwarz, Carlos Poses.