Policy Research

European Social Survey (ESS)

The European Social Survey (ESS) is a social science study that has been taking place in more than 25 European countries since 2002. The aim is to gain a Europe-wide picture of the social and political attitudes of citizens.

Central research questions include:

  • How are the living conditions for the citizens in Germany developing?
  • What personal ideas do citizens have about life in their own country?

In 2021, the German sub-study of the ESS will be conducted for the tenth time. infas was commissioned by GESIS to carry out the survey.

Further information can be found on the project’s website.

Project period

- 2022