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27 Nov 2018
New Rules for WVS Database Citation
Dear scholars, authors, students, journalists and all colleagues who use WVS data in your research, analysis, journal publications and books! We would like to attract your attention to the new rules for citation of the WVS data-set when using it. When making a publication, please, make sure that it includes a reference to the WVS in the following format:
25 Nov 2018
WVS team in Australia releases WVS-7 analytical report
WVS team in Australia releases WVS-7 analytical report. The Australian component of the World Values Survey is referred to as the Australian Values Study or AVS. The Australian National University has been responsible for the AVS since 2005, with data collection carried out by the Social Research Centre. In 2018, 1,800 Australians were surveyed as a part of the WVS-7 global survey round.
18 Nov 2018
The Rise of Trump and the Xenophobic Populist Parties: The Silent Revolution in Reverse - Lecture by Ron Inglehart at the University of Toronto
Professor Ingleharts’ recently published book, Cultural Evolution: People’s Motivations are Changing, and Reshaping the World, argues that people’s values and behavior are shaped by the degree to which survival is secure; it was precarious for most of history, which encouraged heavy emphasis on group solidarity, rejection of outsiders, and obedience to strong leaders. This book explains the rise of environmentalist parties, gender equality, and same-sex marriage... and the current reaction producing Trump, Brexit, and France’s National Front, through a new, empirically-tested version of modernization theory.
17 Nov 2018
Remote Internships at the World Values Survey Association
The World Values Survey Association invites interested students and young post-graduate researchers to apply for a Remote Internship at the WVSA Secretariat. Remote Internship is a volunteer (unpaid) feasible contribution to the WVSA activities of 2-8 hours per week organized from the applicant’s place of residence/ study. Internships are possible for the period of 1 month and 3 months.
14 Nov 2018
The World Values Survey and UNDP strengthen collaboration on SDG 16 indicators research
Oslo, 18 June 2018 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Values Survey Association (WVSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to facilitate cooperation on measuring Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 indicators.
13 Nov 2018
A new publication by Ron Inglehart: The Silent Revolution in Reverse - Trump and the Xenophobic Authoritarian Populist Parties
More than forty years ago, The Silent Revolution (Inglehart, 1977) argued that the unprecedentedly high levels of existential security experienced in developed democracies during the postwar decades was bringing an intergenerational shift from Materialist values that emphasized economic and physical security above all, to Postmaterialist values that gave to priority to individual autonomy and self-expression. During the past three decades, a growing share of the publics of high-income countries has experienced declining real income and job security, in context with a large flow of immigrants. This has fueled support for xenophobic populist authoritarian movements such as British exit from the European Union, France’s National Front and Donald Trump’s rise to power.
09 Sep 2018
Annual Meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Values Survey Association
The annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Values Survey Association took place on August, 31, 2018 in Boston, USA in conjunction with the annual conference of the American Political Science Association. Main issues discussed: program of WVS-7 survey round; new funding applications to support survey fieldwork in Africa and Asia; future activities and events and the 2020 public data release.
09 Sep 2018
WVSA featured panel at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Boston
At the recent American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in August, 2018, World Values Survey Association held a featured panel organized in cooperation with the International Political Science Association on "Democracy Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century: New Evidence from Comparative Survey Research".
01 Sep 2018
WVSA Featured Panel at the ECPR general conference at the University of Hamburg took place on August, 23!
World Values Survey Association organized a featured panel at the recent General Conference (Hamburg, Germany, August 22-25, 2018) of the European Consortium for Political Research entitled “Political Values and Norms Shaping Political Behaviour: Evidence from Comparative Social Research”. Panel was co-sponsored by the Research Committee 17 “Comparative Public Opinion” of the International Political Science Association. Speakers' presentations available for downloading now.
01 Sep 2018
WVSA completes a joint research project with the World Bank
In July 2018 WVSA has completed a research project in the Middle East in cooperation with the World Bank. Within the framework of this project, WVSA team developed and implemented a module of questions exploring the issues of social contract; the module was introduced into the WVS-7 survey fieldwork in 4 MENA countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt. WVSA expects to continue the study of social contract in other countries in the Middle East in 2018-2019. WVS-7 fieldwork will be completed in December 2019; over 10 MENA countries are expected to join WVS wave 7.
12 Aug 2018
A New Book by the WVSA Vice-President Alejandro Moreno: The electoral change. Voters, surveys and democracy in Mexico
In this work, the electoral behavior of Mexican citizens from 1988 to the present is analyzed in detail. The author resorts to surveys as research tools, through his interpretation, he gives an account of the psychology, rationality and emotions of the voter, in his behavior, his opinions, his attitudes, his beliefs and in the aspects that influence in his decision to vote. Likewise, it is studying the change in the Mexican electorate over the years, where factors such as the level of schooling, ideologization, the media, the Internet, social networks, have transformed the way of doing politics in the country.
11 Jul 2018
WVS-Bolivia team releases WVS-7 analytical report!
The team of Ciudadania-Bolivia - the first WVS team to complete WVS-7 survey fieldwork (January 2017) has launched the full analytical report containing the survey findings and outputs. Public launch of the report took place on June, 26. The survey was designed, implemented and analyzed by Ciudadanía, Comunidad de Estudios Sociales y Acción Pública, a local private research and social action center, with the support of Oxfam in Bolivia, UNICEF, UNFPA, and the commitment of the Vice Presidency of the State of Bolivia, through the editorial contribution of the Center for Social Research.
12 Jun 2018
Scientific workshop "The World Values Survey (1981-2018): Exploring the Cultural Change. Organization, History, Findings" in Astana, Kazakhstan
Scientific workshop "The World Values Survey (1981-2018): Exploring the Cultural Change. Organization, History, Findings" took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 29, 2018. The workshop was organized by Dr Botagoz Rakisheva, WVS-7 PI for Kazakhstan, and featured presentations of the WVSA President Christian Haerpfer and Head of the WVSA Secretariat Kseniya Kizilova. The workshop attracted several dozen scientists, researchers, policymakers and scholars in Kazakhstan.
11 Jun 2018
WVSA releases WVS-6 report on "Social Values and Attitudes in the MENA Region" (2012-2014)
The World Values Survey Association releases WVS-6 report on "Social Values and Attitudes in the MENA Region". Report is based on the WVS (2012-2014) survey data collected in 12 countries and societies in the Middle East. Project has been implemented with the support of Silatech Foundation (Qatar) and Economic Research Forum (Egypt). WVS wave 7 begins in the Middle East in Summer 2018.
06 Jun 2018
WVS-Brazil team begins WVS7 survey fieldwork!
In May-June, 2018 the WVS-Brazil team under the leadership of Henrique Carlos de Castro will complete the 7th wave of values study. This will be the 5th time WVS survey will take place in Brazil. There will be done 2000 interviews in Brazil, distributed in 141 towns of 24 states plus the Federal District. The questionnaire application team is composed of about a hundred interviewers, intending to start the field work on May 16th and to closure on June 2nd, 2018.
06 Jun 2018
WVS-7 in Kazakhstan: Working meeting with the WVSA Secretariat
WVS-7 planning working meeting with the team of the Public Opinion Research Institute under the leadership of its Founding Director and the new WVS-7 Principal Investigator for Kazakhstan Dr Botagoz Rakisheva took place on May, 28, 2018. WVS round 7 will begin in Kazakhstan in June 2018.
06 Jun 2018
Public Release: Dataset “WVS Wave 1 to 6 Key Aggregates” (time-pooled cross section)
The World Values Survey Association is happy to release the Dataset “WVS Wave 1 to 6 Key Aggregates” (time-pooled cross section). The data-file is a collection of aggregated measures and indexes developed by the WVSA Vice-President Professor Christian Welzel. Values are calculated for all countries included into the WVS wave 1 to 6. All values are calculated at national level (country means and country aggregates).
06 Jun 2018
AVAILABLE NOW: a new book by Ronald Inglehart "Cultural Evolution"
A new book by Ronald Inglehart "Cultural Evolution: People's Motivations are Changing, and Reshaping the World" (2018). The book presents the evolutionary modernization theory, a new interpretation of what drives political and social change. It tests the implications of this theory against survey data from over 100 countries, surveyed from 1981 to 2014. The book presents the findings in discussions based on graphs rather than using equations and statistical tables.
Click on this link to learn more: www.cambridge.org/9781108489317
05 Jun 2018
WVS7 planning meeting in the Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon go into the field!
WVSA Secretariat and WVSA-MENA team held a methodological seminar and a working meeting this week in Amman. Issues discussed: survey planning in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq; WVS-7 regional module in MENA; data analysis, publications and future events.
06 May 2018
Interview with the WVS-7 PI for Jordan Dr Fares Braizat
“Successive governments have failed in the eyes of the public,” said Fares Braizat, chairman of NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions, a research, polling and consulting firm based in Amman. “This is a statement about bad public economic policy planning and execution.”
19 Apr 2018
Nigeria: First in Africa! WVS-7 completed in the first African country!
World Values Survey round 7 has been completed in the first country on the African continent – in Nigeria. The survey was conducted in December 2017 – January 2018 and was organized by Professor Bi Puranen from the side of the WVSA. WVS-7 fieldwork in Nigeria was conducted by TNSRMS Nigeria Limited; survey fieldwork was coordinated by Mariam Fagbemi; a total of 1237 interviews have been completed in Nigeria.
14 Mar 2018
WVS-7 survey round: summarizing achivements and lookging for new opportunities
WVSA invites expressions of interest from new survey teams, universities and research institutes in Venezuela and Paraguay, Guyana, Suriname, and Nicaragua, Guatemala and Panama, Cambodia and Vietnam, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan as well as in a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
08 Feb 2018
International conference "Popular Evaluation of Well-Being in the Arab World, East Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America"
International conference "Popular Evaluation of Well-Being in the Arab World, East Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America" took place at the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain, UAE on February, 4-6, 2018. The event was organized by the Global Barometer Survey Group with the support of the Department of Sociology of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UAEU and the World Values Survey Association.
20 Jan 2018
Open lecture by Ronald Inglehart: Cultural Evolution - How People's Motivations are Changing and How this is Changing the World
Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, USA, and the Founding President of the World Values Survey, Ronald Inglehart gave an open lecture at the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain, UAE, on January, 31, 2018. The topic of the lecture: 'Cultural Evolution - How People's Motivations are Changing and How this is Changing the World'
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