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Comparative Candidate Survey

The Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) is an internationally coordinated effort to capture national and election specifics, focusing on the issue of individualization of electoral campaigns. Click here for more information.

Optimus Study

The Optimus Study is a cross-national initiative on child sexual victimization in the context of other forms of maltreatment, and aims to provide much-needed evidence on the risks and protective factors for children and youth. The study has so far been conducted in Switzerland, China, and South Africa. Click here for more information.


National data from the international survey PISA on the reading, math, and science skills of adolescents during the course of mandatory education; click here for more information.

POW (People on War)

For the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the International Red Cross Committee led from 1998 to 1999 an international survey on the experiences of war in 12 regional conflicts. For more information, click here.


Data from the TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment) longitudinal study on the pathways of young people in Switzerland from school to the workforce. Click here for more information on the project.


A series of post-vote surveys conducted after each federal referendum in Switzerland since 1981. For general information and a list of available surveys, click here.


Standardized version of the VOX surveys; click here for general information and detailed documentation.