The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven survey using the highest methodological standards headquartered at City, University of London.
Since 2002/03, the ESS has provided cross-national data measuring public attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. Every two years, up to 40,000 face-to-face interviews are conducted across Europe on a wide range of subjects.
Funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 grants and membership fees from countries who take part, the ESS was made a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) in 2013. It was the first ERIC to be hosted in the United Kingdom.
The involvement of the United Kingdom and the extra costs of hosting an ERIC, are funded through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
ESS data is available completely free of charge for non-commercial use - all results from 2002/03 can be accessed and analysed online or downloaded for use in statistical software such as SPSS, Stata or R.
For more information, visit the ESS website.
- Professor Rory Fitzgerald, Director of the ESS ERIC
- Dr. Eric Harrison, Deputy Director of the ESS ERIC and Co-Director of the City Q-Step Centre
- Dr. Gianmaria Bottoni, Research Fellow
- Esther Bourne, Grants Coordinator
- Niccolò Ghirelli, Survey Project Manager
- Tim Hanson, Senior Research Fellow
- Mary Keane, Administrator
- Siobhan O'Muircheartaigh, Research Assistant
- Dr. Lorna Ryan, Research Manager
- Elissa Sibley, Research Fellow
- Stefan Swift, Media and Communications Officer