Values and attitudes

Values and attitudes of individuals within a society are typically measured using population surveys. FORS manages several large-scale surveys in Switzerland, provides access to a wide range of data on values and attitudes and contributes to research in this field.

Recent publications from FORS concerning values and attitudes

Scientific publications of FORS collaborators
Sensing “Subtle Spirituality” among Environmentalists: a Swiss Study. Becci Irene, Monnot Christophe, Wernli Boris, 2021/07/23. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, Special Issue : Toward a “Spiritualization” of Ecology? Sociological Perspectives from Francophone Contexts, 15 (3) pp. XX-XX.[serval:BIB_5F6643ACFFE5]

L’évolution du stress en Suisse – la première vague de la pandémie, une pause pour les personnes stressées / Die Entwicklung von Stress in der Schweiz – die erste Welle der Pandemie verschafft gestressten Menschen eine Pause.  Klaas Hannah S., Kuhn Ursina, Refle Jan-Erik, Voorpostel Marieke, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Dasoki Nora, Tillmann Robin, 2021/07/05. Social change in Switzerland, 26. [DOI][serval:BIB_6BCB2EF1EFD7]

Welfare solidarities in the age of mass migration: evidence from European Social Survey 2016. Gugushvili Dimitri, Ravazzini Laura, Ochsner Michael, Lukac Martin, Lelkes Orsolya, Fink Marcel, Grand Peter, van Oorschot Wim, 2021/04. Acta Politica, 56 (2) pp. 351-375. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][WoS][serval:BIB_4358485C1358]

Augmented wealth in Switzerland: the influence of pension wealth on wealth inequality. Kuhn Ursina, 2020/12. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 156 (1). [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_B562878B7716]

Changing Attitudes Towards Gender Equality in Switzerland (2000-2017): Period, Cohort and Life-Course Effects. Bornatici Christina, Gauthier Jacques-Antoine, Le Goff Jean-Marie, 2020/11/26. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 46 (3) pp. 559-585. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_2D56DA79E023]

The European Values Study 2017: On the Way to the Future Using Mixed-Modes. Luijkx Ruud, Jónsdóttir Guðbjörg Andrea, Gummer Tobias, Ernst Stähli Michèle, Frederiksen Morten, Ketola Kimmo, Reeskens Tim, Brislinger Evelyn, Christmann Pablo, Gunnarsson Stefán Þór et al., 2020/11/24. European Sociological Review. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_44A99FABE750]

Who is most affected by the Corona crisis? An analysis of changes in stress and well-being in Switzerland. Kuhn Ursina, Klaas Hannah S., Antal Erika, Dasoki Nora, Lebert Florence, Lipps Oliver, Monsch Gian-Andrea, Refle Jan-Erik, Ryser Valérie-Anne, Tillmann Robin et al., 2020/11/21. European Societies pp. 1-15. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_CC8960BB56F5]

Early retirement as a privilege for the rich? A comparative analysis of Germany and Switzerland. Kuhn Ursina, Grabka Markus M., Suter Christian, 2020/11. Advances in Life Course Research p. 100392. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_B708DE1702BF]

Debt and Subjective Well-Being: Does the Type of Debt Matter? Coste Tristan, Henchoz Caroline, Wernli Boris, 2020/11/01. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 46 (3) pp. 445-465. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_A13A2FE8DDA9]

The Impact of COVID-19 Measures on Well-Being of Older Long-Term Care Facility Residents in the Netherlands. Van der Roest Henriëtte G., Prins Marleen, van der Velden Claudia, Steinmetz Stephanie, Stolte Elske, van Tilburg Theo G., de Vries Danny H., 2020/11. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21 (11) pp. 1569-1570. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][WoS][Pmid][serval:BIB_8289C5C74B2A]

Large loss in studying time during the closure of schools in Switzerland in 2020. Grätz Michael, Lipps Oliver, 2020/10/30. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 71 p. 100554. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][Pmid][serval:BIB_8A0CE856F827]

Investigating the Relative Impact of Different Sources of Measurement Non-Equivalence in Comparative Surveys. An Illustration with Scale Format, Data Collection Mode and Cross-National Variations. Roberts Caroline, Sarrasin Oriane, Ernst Stähli Michèle, 2020/10/10. Survey Research Methods, 14 (4) pp. 399-415. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_424A8E8E756E]

Division of Labour, Work–Life Conflict and Family Policy: Conclusions and Reflections. Ochsner Michael, Szalma Ivett, Takács Judit, 2020/10/09. Social Inclusion, 8 (4) pp. 103-109. Peer-reviewed. [DOI][serval:BIB_EFEB2D21BC8C]

The effect of unemployment on couples separating. Panel evidence for Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. di Nallo Alessandro, Lipps Oliver, Oesch Daniel, Voorpostel Marieke, 2020/08/27. DIAL Working Papers 14 pp. 1-41. [URN][serval:BIB_BE1E3E5258D2]

Loneliness and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study Among Dutch Older Adults. van Tilburg Theo G, Steinmetz Stephanie, Stolte Elske, van der Roest Henriëtte, de Vries Daniel H, 2020/08/05. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. [URN][DOI][Pmid][serval:BIB_7859FF1085AD]

Views on a “Good Death”: End-of-Life Preferences and Their Association With Socio-Demographic Characteristics in a Representative Sample of Older Adults in Switzerland. Borrat-Besson Carmen, Vilpert Sarah, Borasio Gian Domenico, Maurer Jürgen, 2020/07/29. OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying p. 003022282094507. [URN][DOI][Pmid][serval:BIB_4124A0A7998E]

Social, cultural and experiential patterning of attitudes and behaviour towards assisted suicide in Switzerland: evidence from a national population-based study. Vilpert S., Bolliger E., Borrat-Besson C., Borasio G.D., Maurer J., 2020/06/15. Swiss medical weekly, 150 pp. w20275. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][Pmid][serval:BIB_C5A0875E9954]

Associations of end-of-life preferences and trust in institutions with public support for assisted suicide evidence from nationally representative survey data of older adults in Switzerland. Vilpert Sarah, Borrat-Besson Carmen, Borasio Gian Domenico, Maurer Jürgen, 2020/04/23. PLOS ONE, 15 (4) pp. e0232109. Peer-reviewed. [URN][DOI][WoS][Pmid][serval:BIB_73A2EDABF995]

Trapped in Precariousness? Risks and Opportunities of Female Immigrants and Natives Transitioning from Part-Time Jobs in Spain. Muñoz-Comet Jacobo, Steinmetz Stephanie, 2020/04/08. Work, Employment and Society p. 095001702090297. [DOI][WoS][serval:BIB_A4F8282876B9]

Enforcing Your Own Human Rights? The Role of Social Norms in Compliance with Human Rights Treaties. Benneker Violet, Gërxhani Klarita, Steinmetz Stephanie, 2020/03/20. Social Inclusion, 8 (1) pp. 184-193. [DOI][serval:BIB_D3313383A11F]

The ISSP 2017 Social Networks and Social Resources Module. Sapin Marlène, Joye Dominique, Wolf Christof, 2020/01/31. International Journal of Sociology, 50 (1) pp. 1-25. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_93F9EE8A1290]

No stratified effect of unemployment on incomes. How the market, state and household compensate for income loss in the UK and Switzerland. Di Nallo Alessandro, Oesch Daniel, 2020. DIAL Working Paper Series. [URN][serval:BIB_526C02DC651A]

Understanding the reconstruction of personal networks through residential trajectories. Ganjour Olga, Viry Gil, Gauthier Jacques-Antoine, Widmer Eric D., Drevon Guillaume, Kaufmann Vincent, 2020. Migration Letters, 5 pp. 621-638. Peer-reviewed. [serval:BIB_C199CAD26884]

The social-origin gap in university graduation by gender and immigrant status: a cohort analysis for Switzerland. Combet Benita, Oesch Daniel, 2020. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. [URN][DOI][serval:BIB_CEBE7E9F998E]

ENRESSH: a mission to D-land. Gedutis Aldis, Ochsner Michael, 2020. Deeds and Days, 73 pp. 93-104. Peer-reviewed. [DOI][serval:BIB_08EE660ACBCB]

Being born to a single mother in France: trajectories of father’s involvement over the first year of life. Pailhé Ariane, Panico Lidia, Heers Marieke, 2020. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 11 (1) pp. 123-149. Peer-reviewed. [DOI][serval:BIB_1A1F6A96870A]

Challenging evaluation in SSH: round table discussion. Benneworth Paul, Engels Tim C. E., Galleron Ioana, Kulczycki Emanuel, Ochsner Michael, Sivertsen Gunnar, Šinkūnienė Jolanta, Williams Geoffrey, 2020. Deeds and Days (DD), 73 pp. 107-126. [URN][serval:BIB_3074EBCDC040]

The social origin gap in university completion among youth with comparable school abilities in Switzerland. Combet Benita, Oesch Daniel, 2020. TREE Working Paper Series. [URN][serval:BIB_03C32120A6E7]

Diversité des trajectoires individuelles sur le long terme : apport des analyses longitudinales en général et de l’analyse de séquence en particulier. Gauthier Jacques-Antoine, 2020. Informations sociales, 1 (201) pp. 14-24. Peer-reviewed. [serval:BIB_1FD1AFB11B33]


For all scientific publications by FORS collaborators see here.

Contributions to blogs, newspapers and other non-scientific media
Bildungspolitik: der Weg zu mehr Chancengleichheit. Oesch Daniel, 2021/03/02. Neue Züricher Zeitung. [URN][serval:BIB_48A450D98E1B]

„Sie wollen ihr Vor-Corona-Leben nicht zurück: Warum rekordviele Menschen eine Firma gründen“, Luzerner Zeitung, 10.07.2021

L’évolution du stress en Suisse – la première vague de la pandémie, une pause pour les personnes stressées / Die Entwicklung von Stress in der Schweiz – die erste Welle der Pandemie verschafft gestressten Menschen eine Pause

12.07.2021 Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) “Die Pandemie bedeutete nicht für alle mehr Stress”

07.07.2021 Le Temps “Le semi-confinement a déstressé les plus aisés”

06.07.2021 Der Bund “Der Lockdown ist auch ein Stresskiller”

06.07.2021 La Côte “Coronavirus: la première vague a été une pause pour les personnes stressées”

06.07.2021 Le Nouvelliste “Coronavirus: la première vague a été une pause pour les personnes stressées”

06.07.2021  RTS info “La pandémie, une pause pour les personnes stressées”

06.07.2021 World in 24 “The first wave was a break for…”

Data at FORS about values and attitudes

Surveys managed at FORS containing data on values and attitudes in general:
Projects and datasets from FORS measuring values and attitudes related to specific topics:
For more datasets see FORSbase.