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TRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

The European Social Survey (ESS).

The ESS is a piece of international comparative research, which has as its goal the monitoring of the countries of Europe in the dimensions of sociology and political science. TRKI, in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been responsible for the national survey in Hungary since 2002.
The ESS questionnaire includes two main sections; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules.
The core questions aim to monitor trends in a wide range of social variables, including trust in social and political institutions, media use, political inengagmentand participation; socio-political orientations, governance and efficacy; moral, political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious identification; well-being, health and security; socio-demographic background information.
  • The 2002 rotating modules focused upon immigration and asylum, and active citizenship.
  • The 2004 rotating modules focused upon attitudes to health and medicine, the balance between work and family, and economic morality.
Related pages: ESS registered users can browse, analyse and download the data online from the ESS web site. Access to the data is provided by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services. (external link, html) Round 3 (2006) Specification for participating countries. (external link, pdf)