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12 dic 2020
Can our democracy survive if most Republicans think the government is illegitimate?
A new article in Washington Post by Pippa Norris, Professor of Political Science at Harvard University, Director of Electoral Integrity Project and member of the Executive Committee at the World Values Survey Association.
08 dic 2020
Religion’s Sudden Decline. Why It’s Happening and What Comes Next - a new book by the WVSA Founder Ronald Inglehart
The new book provides evidence of a major decline in religion in most of the world, based on surveys of over 100 countries containing 90 percent of the world's population, carried out from 1981 to 2020--the largest base of empirical evidence ever assembled to analyse mass acceptance or rejection of religion. The book presents a theory of why religion spreads or declines and tests it against a massive base of evidence. The book presents evidence that humans need a coherent belief system but that its nature reflects the society's environment.
25 nov 2020
New book: Social and cultural values. How they arise, how they spread and how they change
A new book "Social and cultural values. How they arise, how they spread and how they change" has been published by Juan Diez-Nicolas, Chair of the Scientific Committee at the World Values Survey Association.
23 nov 2020
3,...2,...1...We are LIVE! WVS-7 New Data Release is available for downloading now!
The World Values Survey Association announces the first release of the latest World Values Survey dataset (WVS-7, V1.0). Fieldwork for this 7th wave was conducted from mid-2017 to early-2020. This includes 77 countries and societies on all inhabited continents around the globe, ranging from Albania, Australia and Argentina to the United States, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, as well as surveys conducted in collaboration with the European Values Study. In total, over 129,000 respondents were interviewed so far for this wave.
22 nov 2020
New book: How Italians change. Values and attitudes from the eighties to today
The joint EVS-WVS Italian team published the book “Come cambiano gli italiani, Valori e atteggiamenti dagli anni Ottanta a oggi” (How Italians change. Values and attitudes from the eighties to today). How have Italians changed from the 1980s to today? How have Italians’ attitudes towards society, politics, work, family, religion, the European Union, science, the environment changed? Organized in fifteen short chapters dedicated to individual themes of great cultural, social and political relevance, the book presents the unpublished results of a major survey on the values of Europeans and Italians.
02 nov 2020
WVSA participates in the Second Interdisciplinary Conference on “Value Transformation in Central Asia”
On 16-17 October the OSCE Academy and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation co-organized Interdisciplinary Conference on “Value Transformation in Central Asia.” Regional and international experts discussed to what extent institutional changes and shifts from autocratic to democratic systems have been accompanied by a shift of democratic and human rights values and how - so-called - traditional values in post-soviet Central Asia contradict or complement modern emancipatory norms.
07 oct 2020
Pippa Norris contributes to the UN Women Expert Group Meeting
Member of the WVSA Executive Committee and Professor at Harvard University Pippa Norris contributed a background paper to the UN Women Expert Group Meeting "Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’"
03 oct 2020
A Cultural Theory of Autocracy-vs-Democracy - Online lecture by Christian Welzel
The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (World Values Survey-Russia) at National Research University – Higher School of Economics held its next regular seminar on October 1 where the Vice-President of the WVSA Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) delivered a report “A Cultural Theory of Autocracy-vs-Democracy”.
24 sep 2020
How Trump Solved the COVID-19 Pandemic
On accepting the Republican nomination for re-election on August 27, 2020 President Trump boasted that “The United States has among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country in the world.” The claim was misleading. Case fatality rates measure how many people known to have gotten COVID-19 eventually die of it, and by that measure the U.S. ranked 11th among the 20 countries most affected by the disease. Trump had picked a statistic that reflects the quality of the U.S. health care system: Americans who got infected were likely to recover. But the claim was grossly misleading because it ignored the fact that under Trump’s presidency, Americans were vastly more likely to get infected than the citizens of most other countries. As he was speaking, the U.S. had the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths of any country in the world—by a wide margin.
18 ago 2020
EVS-WVS Operational meeting
The representatives of the EVS and WVS secretariats and data archives met on Friday 14 August 2020 to agree on the workflows, procedures and standards for data archiving and data release of the joint EVS-WVS core dataset. The jointly release of the EVS-WVS dataset, prepared according to the agreed standards, is expected in October 2020.
01 jul 2020
WVSA Executive Committee Meeting 2020
The WVSA's Executive Committee held its annual meeting in electronic format on May 6. A number of important issues were discussed, including WVS-7 survey fieldwork schedule and response to the delays in survey completion caused by COVID-19; WVS-7 data release; WVSA General Assembly in 2021; improvements into the WVS-7 data cleaning procedures and survey wave deliverables; first plans for the WVS-8 survey round.
13 abr 2020
Values in a Crisis Survey: Invitation for Participation
An international team of scholars under the leadership of the WVSA Vice-President Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel (Leuphana University Luneburg) is organizing a 3-wave "Values in Crisis" survey. The survey aims to study people' values now during the corona-pandemic (wave 1), shortly after the pandemic ceases (wave 2) and in approximately 1 year from now (wave 3). Self-administered 20-minutes online questionnaire is the main instrument. The survey will take place in Germany and the UK, and the team is looking for academic groups and public opinion research institutes who might be interested to expanding the study to their countries.
07 abr 2020
Remembering Björn Buß
The World Values Survey Association's Secretariat is deeply saddened about the recent tragic loss in our team. The WVS mourns the unexpected passing of our Media and Communications Officer Björn Buß (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) on 01.02.2020.
07 abr 2020
ONE POSTDOC SCHOLARSHIP
Leuphana University of Lüneburg offers one Postdoc Scholarship at the Chair for Political Culture Research with a thematic focus on “comparative public opinion, political psychology and/or political behavior” at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting June 1st 2020. Application deadline: 30th of April 2020.
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