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National Coordinator of the European Social Survey

UCD Geary Institute has been appointed as National Coordinator of the European Social Survey (ESS) in Ireland for Round 11. UCD and Geary have played a central role in the development of ESS, having coordinated the Irish participation in the survey since 2018 (Rounds 9 and 10). This work is supported by a generous grant from the Irish Research Council.

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since its establishment in 2001.Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional samples.  The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations.

The objective of the study is to offer researchers, policy makers and the public the highest quality survey data that is comparable across countries and time.More than 2,000 households will be selected to take part in the 11th round of the ESS in Ireland. The sample is representative of all residents of Ireland age 15 and up. For further information please see