Social, Economic and Political Values Reports

This page provides a link to the various countries reports in the Anatomy of Civil Societies Research Project.  At present the project has conducted studies in Australia (2007, 2011), Germany (2011), the UK (2011) and the USA (2011).  Each report is based on a proprietary methodology plus publicly available survey scales.  The reports are not meant to be a compete and final description of the project but serve as public summaries of aspects of the findings.

The Australian Country Report presents information on Australian’s valuation of 16 categories of social issues and 113 sub-category issues in 2007 and 2011.   The report also provides information on donating and volunteering behaviour, religious and political orientation, religious activities, basic demographics and a host of other individual level factors (e.g., altruism and happiness).

Download here or by clicking the image.

The USA Country Report presents information on American’s valuation of 16 categories of social issues and 113 sub-category issues in 2011.   The report also provides information on donating and volunteering behaviour, religious and political orientation, religious activities, basic demographics and a host of other individual level factors (e.g., altruism and happiness).

Download here or by clicking the image.

The UK Country Report presents information on UK citizen’s valuation of 16 categories of social issues and 113 sub-category issues in 2011.   The report also provides information on donating and volunteering behaviour, religious and political orientation, religious activities, basic demographics and a host of other individual level factors (e.g., altruism and happiness).

Download here or by clicking the image.

The German Country Report presents information on German’s valuation of 16 categories of social issues and 113 sub-category issues in 2011.   The report also provides information on donating and volunteering behaviour, religious and political orientation, religious activities, basic demographics and a host of other individual level factors (e.g., altruism and happiness).  This report is available in English and German (you can also click on the images on the left (German) and right (English)).

Pages from Czech SEV Report

The Czech Country Report presents information on Czech citizen’s valuation of 16 categories of social issues and 113 sub-category issues in 2012.   The report also provides information on donating and volunteering behaviour, religious and political orientation, religious activities, basic demographics and a host of other individual level factors (e.g., altruism and happiness).  Unlike the other reports it represents a small and newly democratized country.

Download here or by clicking the image.

To comment on the reports you can submit a reply below.  Alternatively, feel free to contact the authors directly.  You can download a copy of the presentation materials from the Melbourne and Sydney launches of the Australian report here (note the file is large because of the graphics).  You can download a copy of the presentation materials from the New York launch of the USA report here (note the file is large because of the graphics).  You can download a copy of the presentation materials from the London launch of the UK report here.  You can download a copy of the presentation materials from the Berlin/Hamburg launch of the German report here.

There has been considerable media coverage of this report.  However, two indicative summaries are a podcast interview with ABC Life Matters (listen here) and a summary in UMagazine (read here).

Future reports are expected to be examining many developed and developing countries.

6 Comments

  • Yes … not a problem at all. Thanks.

  • Fascinating information, interesting that in times of financial hardship (GFC 2008 occurring between your two surveys) we appear to focus more on ourselves but, thankfully, also consider the wellbeing of others. Thanks for sharing the information I will read in depth with continued interest.

  • This is a very interesting & excellent research report. Thanks for sharing. I would certainly be very interested to look into Singapore, & even other Asia Pacific countries findings, where the culture, social and political fabrics are quite different from that of Australia & Europe. I look forward to seeing the report; hopefully there is one soon.

  • dear cynic, ;)
    thanks for sharing!
    i would be very interested in the german findings. could you please let me know if you have access to that report (and perhaps even on the other two country reports) as well?
    thanks very much in advance!
    silke