Values in Crisis Austria - Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 combined (SUF edition)


Full edition for scientific use. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to various Online-Panel studies to study the social effects of the crisis. The Values in Crisis study stands out in three central aspects. First, it offers a differentiated perspective to study how basic values of Austrian citizens change during times of crises. Second, the VIC study is a global survey project (see which enables to compare the effects of the pandemic in Austria with other countries in Europe and other world regions. Third, the study represents a comparative longitudinal study, measuring the effects of the pandemic in three survey waves called “inmidst the crisis”, “end at sight” and “overcoming the pandemic”. This new dataset “Values in Crisis Austria – Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 combined” includes the Austrian data of the first wave (May 2020), the second wave (March/April 2021) and the third wave (July 2022). It is possible to analyse the data of the three waves separately or to conduct longitudinal analysis (based on n = 747 respondents who took part in all three surveys).The study investigates basic values (measured with classical value concepts such as the Inglehart Index and the short Portraits Values Questionnaire by Shalom Schwartz) the exposure to the crisis, attitudes towards politics and perceptions on public health and social and economic consequences of the pandemic. We used the international master questionnaire of the comparative study, but we added in all three waves various Austrian specific questions about attitudes towards public restrictions, towards social distancing or Austrian views of a post-corona society. In wave 3 we included also questions on perceptions of social integration, susceptibility to COVID-related conspiracy theories as well as items on political ideology and ethnocentrism.

Non-probability: Quota

Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)

Metadata Access
Creator Aschauer, Wolfgang; Seymer, Alexander; Ulrich, Martin; Kreuzberger, Markus; Bodi-Fernandez, Otto; Höllinger, Franz; Eder, Anja; Prandner, Dimitri; Hadler, Markus; Bacher, Johann
Publisher AUSSDA; The Austrian Social Science Data Archive
Publication Year 2023
Rights For more Information please visit AUSSDA's web page
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Austria