ESS Contextual Data
The Macro Data Guide originates from a report prepared for the European Social Survey (ESS) which examines the availability and comparability of extant sources of contextual statistics of particular interest to users of ESS data.
This resource contains an assessment of the current availability and coverage of contextual data sources. While it originally was intended for users of European micro data (ESS users), the site will gradually expand its coverage and it is intended to be a guide to users looking for macro data for any country.
National Coordinators collected information for the first five rounds of the ESS on national events (and international events that have a national impact) that drew attention in their country, based on newspapers. All event reports submitted by national teams (in Rounds 1-5) can be found in the Excel sheet, compiled by the SCP. Information about the event reporting (e.g. the guidelines) can be found on the the ESS home website
Queries about the event database should be directed to Henk Fernee at SCP (firstname.lastname@example.org).