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News and updates from the WVSA network: November 2018
WVS-7 Survey Round: Fieldwork Status Update
The World Values Survey Association continues implementation of the 7th survey round. As of today, WVS7 survey has been completed or is about to be completed soon in 35 countries; 15 more have scheduled their surveys to be started in 2018 or 2019. Information about the status of the WVS-7 survey in all world countries is presented on the map below.
We look for new WVS partners and members for the WVS-7 round in:
 
Latin America: Venezuela, Paraguay, Guyana, Suriname, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama.
Middle East: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Israel.
Africa: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon.
Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Myanmar.

Teams from countries not mentioned above, but marked with orange color on the map, are most welcome to apply as well!
Universities and all types of social research institutions interested in cooperation with the WVSA and willing to organize WVS7 in their country are sincerely invited to submit your expressions of interest to wvsa.secretariat@gmail.com
The Rise of Trump and the Xenophobic Populist Parties: The Silent Revolution in Reverse - Lecture by Ron Inglehart at the University of Toronto
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The lecture is based on the newest book by Ron Inglehart "Cultural Evolution: People’s Motivations are Changing, and Reshaping the World" which 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. For under extreme scarcity, xenophobia is realistic: if there is just enough land to support one tribe and another tribe tries to claim it, survival may literally be a choice between Us and Them. Conversely, high levels of existential security encourage openness to change, diversity and new ideas. The unprecedented prosperity and security of the postwar era brought cultural change, the environsmentalist movement, and the spread of democracy. But in recent decades, diminishing job security and rising inequality have led to an authoritarian reaction. Evidence from more than 100 countries demonstrates that people’s motivations and behavior reflect the extent to which they take survival for granted—and that modernization changes them in roughly predictable ways. 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. More information about the book here
Annual Meeting of the Executive Committee of the WVSA
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. At present WVS-7 survey is completed, in progress or scheduled in 45 world countries. The 7th survey round will be finished in December 2019 with the data available for the broad public in 2020.
WVS team in Greece releases WVS-7 analytical report!

Analytical report describing main findings of the WVS-7 in Greece is available now (in Greek). The survey took place in Fall 2017 as a part of the WVS-7 survey round and became the very first WVS survey completed in Greece. A sample if 1200 respondents has been interviewed under the leadership of the WVS-7 Principal Investigator for Greece Professor Sokratis Koniordos from the University of Peloponnese. Greece’s participation in the seventh WVS was organized by the Dianeosis nonprofit think-tank in cooperation with the National Center for Social Research (EKKE). The poll was conducted by Metron Analysis on a sample of 1,200 people. Full text of the report (in Greek) is available from HERE.

WVS-7 survey is completed in Mexico!
New 7th wave of the WVS has been completed in Mexico. First findings and results are presented in a series of analytical articles by the WVS-7 Principal Investigator for Mexico Alejandro Moreno, Professor at the Department of Political Science of ITAM and Vice President of the WVSA. Discussion of the outcomes of the new WVS survey wave in Mexico refer to such topics as [all texts are in Spanish]: "The pulse of national pride", "The erosion of trust", "The abandonment", "Attitudes toward immigrants", "Attitudes to abortion", "Happiness in decline".
WVS team in Australia releases WVS-7 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. The in-scope population for the 2018 AVS was adults (18 years of age or over) who are residents of private households in Australia. The sampling approach used address-based sampling with mail as the primary contact method. A sequential mixed-mode design was applied to data collection with participants self-completing via an online or paper-based survey. The data collection period for the AVS was 3 April to 6 August 2018. The total achieved sample size was 1,813, equating to a response rate of 30.2%.

WVS team in Bolivia releases the second issue of the report!
The second issue of the World Values Survey report for Bolivia is being released by the WVS team in Bolivia at Ciudadanía, Comunidad de Estudios Sociales y Acción Pública. WVS-7 survey that was conducted in Bolivia with the support of Oxfam in Bolivia, UNICEF, UNFPA, and the commitment of the Vice Presidency of the State of Bolivia, featured an additional sub-sample of young people aged 12-17. The second issue of the report presents the main findings on the adolescent population surveyed and focuses on the inter-generational cultural and value change. Full text of report (in Spanish) is available from HERE.
Statistics from the WVS Data Archive:
Recent articles and publications based on the WVS data
Remote Internships at the World Values Survey Association
World Values Survey Association continues accepting applications for Remote Internships at the WVSA Secretariat. Application is open to students of different specialities related to Social Sciences and Humanities. Remote Internship is a volunteer (unpaid) feasible contribution to the WVSA activities of 2-7 hours per week organized from the applicant’s place of residence or study. Depending on the applicant’s speciality, expertise and interests, the scope of tasks would include: literature search and literature review; elaboration of the questionnaire completion manuals and codebooks; work with sample design plans; translation of information materials; completion of the indicators data-base; search of potential new survey teams; assistance with planning and preparation of meetings, events etc. Remote Internship does not give a possibility for the future employment at the WVSA. Remote Internship does not guarantee direct involvement into the research activities in the applicant’s country. For applications submission and questions: wvsa.secretariat@gmail.com.
 
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