Details
Study title
European Social Survey 2006 (Round 3)
Ref study 12473
Study language German
Contributing institutions
Authors
Keywords
  • Social change
  • General social survey
  • Steps of life
  • Personal well-being
  • Social well-being
Disciplines
Period
every 2 years since 2002
Round 3 (2006): 24.08.06 - 02.04.07
Geographical space
whole Switzerland
Country
  • Switzerland
Abstract
The ESS survey (European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org) emerged from the need to obtain comparative data in Europe on a number of issues concerning political science, sociology, social psychology, mass communication or economics. The ESS is a study introduced in 2002 and replicated every two years. This is the third edition of the study in Switzerland. The ESS provides indicators on the practices and representations of the Swiss population, making it possible to compare them with European countries and to observe the evolution over time. The 2006 edition focuses on social and personal well-being, as well as the relationship between young and old generations.
Results
Beaucoup de chercheurs travaillent quotidiennement sur les données de l’ESS. Les publications sont donc extrêmement nombreuses. Une liste des travaux utilisant les données de l’ESS est continuellement tenue à jour à l'adresse www.europeansocialsurvey.org/bibliography. L’enquête ESS est aussi utilisée pour la formation dans les universités et hautes écoles.
Les effets sociaux et politiques d’une enquête en sciences sociales comme l’ESS sont plus difficiles à mesurer. L’ESS est, dans son domaine, une des enquêtes les plus importantes. De nombreux articles scientifiques utilisent les données de l’ESS. En dehors du monde de la recherche scientifique, les administrations publiques et les instances politiques fondent certaines décisions sur les résultats de l’ESS. La publication de certaines analyses dans les médias peut également avoir des répercussions, donnant un éclairage précis sur des thèmes d’actualité qui nous concernent tous.
Methods (description)
Data collection mode: Standardized face to face Interviews, CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing)
Sample: Swiss resident population aged 15 and over, living in private households, who speak one of the main national languages (German, French or Italian). No upper age limit.
Sampling: Single stage equal probability systematic sample (no clustering); the sampling is done by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office out of the register sample frame
- Gross sample size: 3713
- Net sample size (without ineligibles): 3500
- Interviews: 1804 (Response rate=51.54%)
Design:
- cross-sectional, repeteaded every 2 years, part of the questionnaire being identical
- Fieldwork period: 24.08.06 - 02.04.07
Fieldwork institute: M.I.S. Trend SA, Lausanne
No weighting, all weight=1, according to the sample design (all respondents have the same probability to be selected)
Methods (instruments)
Replicated study No
Financed by
Ethical approval No
Study type
Data availability
Source (Updates) Web
Date created 17.10.2017
Date modified 28.03.2019
Start - End date 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2007