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News and updates from the WVSA network: June 2018
WVS7 Survey Round: Mid-Wave Summary
The World Values Survey Association continues implementation of the 7th survey round. As of today, WVS7 survey has been completed in 24 countries; 10 more will go into the field by the end of the year 2018. As we have now reached the very middle of the WVS wave 7 (end is planned for December 2019 - that is 3 years of 36 months of the wave duration), we announce the list of countries which are not part of the WVS7 round so far. 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
We look for new WVS partners and members in:
Latin America: Venezuela, Paraguay, Guyana, Suriname, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama.
Middle East: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Israel.
Africa: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon and others.
Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Singapore, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Myanmar
The World Values Survey and UNDP strengthen collaboration on SDG 16 indicators research
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Values Survey Association (WVSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to facilitate cooperation on measuring Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 indicators. Together, UNDP and WVSA will contribute to the measurement methodologies of the SDG 16 indicators. The parties will specifically collaborate on the methodology of measuring SDG indicator 16.7.2: Proportion of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive, by sex, age, disability and population group. A global indicator, which currently lacks an agreed methodology and for which the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre coordinates UNDP’s custodianship responsibilities (More information: HERE).
WVS-Bolivia team releases WVS-7 analytical report
The team of Bolivia - the first WVS team to complete WVS-7 survey fieldwork (in January 2017) has launched the full analytical report containing the survey findings and outputs. Public launch of the report took place on June, 26. The survey was led by Dr. Daniel E. Moreno, Principal Investigator of the WVS in Bolivia, with Dr. Vivian Schwarz and Amaru Villanueva as Co-PIs. 
The survey was designed, implemented and analyzed by Ciudadanía, Comunidad de Estudios Sociales y Acción Pública, a local private research and social action center, with the support of Oxfam in Bolivia, UNICEF, UNFPA, and the commitment of the Vice Presidency of the State of Bolivia, through the editorial contribution of the Center for Social Research.
To download the full report text, please, proceed here:
WVS-7 in Kazakhstan: Working meeting and the Scientific workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan
WVS-7 planning working meeting with the team of the Public Opinion Research Institute under the leadership of its Founding Director and the new WVS-7 Principal Investigator for Kazakhstan Dr Botagoz Rakisheva took place on May, 28, 2018. WVS round 7 will begin in Kazakhstan in July 2018. The team will complete the survey by the end of August 2018. This survey will become the second round of the WVS research program to be conducted in Kazakhstan (first one took place in wave 6 in 2011); 1200 face to face interviews will be conducted in Kazakhstan within WVS7.
Scientific workshop "The World Values Survey (1981-2018): Exploring the Cultural Change. Organization, History, Findings" took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 29, 2018. The workshop was organized by Dr Botagoz Rakisheva from the Public Opinion Research Institute, the WVS-7 PI for Kazakhstan, and featured presentations of the WVSA President Christian Haerpfer and Head of the WVSA Secretariat Kseniya Kizilova. The workshop attracted several dozen scientists, researchers, policymakers and scholars in Kazakhstan.
Nigeria: WVS-7 completed in the first African country
World Values Survey round 7 has been completed in the first country on the African continent – in Nigeria. The survey was conducted in December 2017 – January 2018 and was organized by Professor Bi Puranen from the side of the WVSA; fieldwork conducted by TNSRMS Nigeria Limited under the coordination of Mariam Fagbemi; a total of 1237 interviews have been completed in Nigeria. WVS-7 survey in Nigeria tested a new module on gender norms and family planning which addresses a number of important issues, including gender roles in decision-making on household issues, family expenses, marriage, sexual relations, contraception etc. The module measures existing norms and practices established in Nigeria which regulate family life, health and wellbeing. WVS-7 survey in Nigeria as well as the pilot of the new gender module have been supported by the grant of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
WVS7 planning meeting in the Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon go into the field
WVS-7 survey has been started in 4 MENA countries. Survey fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon is coordinated as a part of a single research effort with the financial support of the World BankWVS-7 planning meeting for Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon took place on May, 23, 2018 in Amman, Jordan. Issues discussed included survey planning in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq; WVS-7 regional module in MENA; data analysis, publications and future events. A sample size in all 4 countries constitutes 1200 respondents; sample type is a national wide representative random sample of the citizens in the age of 18 and older. All 4 teams are expected to complete fieldwork by early July.
First WVS-7 Global Forum in Changchun, China
The First WVS-7 Global Forum took place on June, 19-21, 2018 in Changchun, China. The event has been hosted by the Northeast Normal University and organized by the WVSA jointly with the Center for Ideological and Political Education at the University. The Forum program included presentation of the WVS-7 and earlier WVS findings by 20 members of the WVS network from 17 countries, including Brazil, Chile, Greece, Jordan, South Africa, Romania, Spain, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Sweden, India, UAE, Malaysia, Egypt, and Tunisia. Participants discussed issues of value change, trust, moral qualities, civic activity and other important issues studied by the WVS research program.
A New Book by the WVSA Vice-President Alejandro Moreno:
The electoral change. Voters, surveys and democracy in Mexico
In this work, the electoral behavior of Mexican citizens from 1988 to the present is analyzed in detail. The author resorts to surveys as research tools, through his interpretation, he gives an account of the psychology, rationality and emotions of the voter, in his behavior, his opinions, his attitudes, his beliefs and in the aspects that influence in his decision to vote. Likewise, it is studying the change in the Mexican electorate over the years, where factors such as the level of schooling, ideologization, the media, the Internet, social networks, have transformed the way of doing politics in the country.
Public presentation of the book "The electoral change. Voters, surveys and democracy in Mexico" by Alejandro Moreno, with the comments of María Scherer, Jesús Silva-Herzog-Márquez and José Carreño Carlón took place on Wednesday, July 27 at the Rosario Castellanos Fund Bookstore.
Public Release: Dataset “WVS Wave 1 to 6 Key Aggregates”
(time-pooled cross section)
The World Values Survey Association is happy to release the Dataset “WVS Wave 1 to 6 Key Aggregates” (time-pooled cross section). The data-file is a collection of aggregated measures and indexes developed by the WVSA Vice-President Professor Christian Welzel. Values are calculated for all countries included into the WVS wave 1 to 6.
The data-file includes such measures as: Emancipative Values Index and its components, Secular Values Index and its components, Social Movement Activity, Informational Connectedness, Perceived Stimulation, Cognitive Mobilization, Individual Empowerment, Cool Water Condition, Liberal Understanding of Democracy,  Non-liberal Understanding of Democracy, Enlightened Understanding of Democracy, Perceived Democraticness, Democratic Desire, Mobilization Potential (for democratizing pressures), Perceived Fairness, Standard Trust, In-group Trust, Out-group Trust, Unspecific Trust, Genralized Trust, Associational Activity (4 types), Financial Satisfaction, Perceived Health, Perceived Choice, Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Willingness to Fight for your Country
To download the data-set and the description of the variables, please, proceed here: 
WVS-7 Survey ongoing in Brazil
In June 2018 the WVS-Brazil team under the leadership of Professor Henrique Carlos de Castro started the 7th wave of values study in Brazil. This will be the 5th time WVS survey will take place in Brazil. Data for earlier surveys in wave 2 (1989-1993), 3 (1995-1998), 5 (2005-2008), and 6 (2010-2014) is available at the WVSA web-site.
There will be done 2000 interviews in Brazil, distributed in 141 towns of 24 states plus the Federal District. The questionnaire application team is composed of about a hundred interviewers, intending to start the field work on May 16th and to closure on July 2nd, 2018.
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