SHP – Swiss Household Panel

The main objective of the Swiss Household Panel is to observe social change, in particular the dynamics of changing living conditions and representations in the population of Switzerland. It is [...]

SELECTS – Swiss Electoral Studies

The Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) have been investigating the electoral behaviour of Swiss citizens in national elections since 1995. The project sheds light on the dynamics of the Swiss [...]


Following each federal vote, VOTO examines the reasons why Swiss voters participated in popular votes at the federal level and explains their voting decisions. Funded by the Swiss Federal [...]

ESS – European Social Survey

The European Social Survey (ESS) is a cross-national survey that has been conducted every two years since 2002 in more than 30 European and several neighbouring countries. The ESS measures […]


MOSAiCH is a cross-sectional survey that focuses on the Swiss population’s values and attitudes toward a wide range of social issues. It was initiated in 2005 and is conducted every […]

EVS – European Values Study

The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national and longitudinal survey research programme on basic human values. It provides insights into the thinking, beliefs, preferences, [...]

ch-x 2017

FORS won the open tender by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports to conduct the 2016-17 Swiss Federal Surveys of Adolescents (ch-x), which focuses on the […]

CESSDA ERIC projects

As a member of CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives), which was granted the status of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in 2013, FORS is involved in […]

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