Data

We maintain three data warehouses to enable research at different levels of analysis, creating customised target variables, and flexibility for many types of studies. The first is micro-level individual data and includes millions of respondents from most countries in the world. The second contains macro-level country-surveys scores, which are created by averaging answers from respondents in each national survey. This is useful for methodological studies and making comparisons between surveys because there are many cases where multiple surveys have been conducted in the same country in the same year. The third data warehouse contains country-year scores, which are created by averaging all overlapping country-survey scores. This creates a single score for each country in each each year, making it useful for time-series analysis and studying historic trends.

Analyze 10 million survey respondents across 170 countries from the 1960s onward to conduct unprecedented original research.

Bar chart showing number of national surveys per year. Recent years show fewer surveys as they are not freely released immediately.

Variables

The work of formatting and harmonizing variables is time-consuming and in some instances highly complex. We do so as needed for different research projects, which means that the progress of selected variables differs across the sources. With time and by working with to others we aim to continue expanding the scope and breadth of included variables, but the following lists summarize the current state of progress.

Mostly Done

  • Satisfaction with Democracy
  • Support for Democracy
  • Perceived Electoral Integrity
  • Generalized Social Trust
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Income
  • Education

Somewhat Done

  • Self-Reported Electoral Participation
  • Trust in Legislature
  • Trust in Executive
  • Trust in Judiciary
  • Trust in National Government
  • Trust in Electoral Management Body
  • Trust in Police
  • Trust in Military

Partial Availability

  • Personal Finances (past/present/future)
  • National Economy (past/present/future)
  • Internal/External Political Efficacy
  • Political Interest
  • Political Knowledge
  • Supports Election Winner