ESS Ireland


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

More than 2,000 households will be selected to take part in the 10th round
of the ESS in Ireland. The sample is representative of all residents of Ireland
age 16 and up.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fieldwork was delayed
until late 2021. We look forward to another successful data collection to build
upon Ireland’s continuous participation in ESS survey since its inception. This
work is supported by a generous grant from the Irish Research Council.

*Data and supporting documents for the ESS (Round 1-9) can be accessed here.

The ESS Team at UCD:

University College Dublin has played a central role in the development of
the European Social Survey. A team at the UCD Geary Institute has been
appointed as National Coordinator of the European Social Survey in Ireland for
both Round 9 and Round 10.

ESS 10 Ireland is supported by Irish Research Council (IRC).

The fieldwork partner for ESS 10 is Behaviour and Attitude (B&A).

The ESS team at Geary currently consists of:

Mathew Creighton, Co-Principal Investigator
School of Sociology
UCD  Geary Institute for Public Policy

Micheál Collins, Co-Principal Investigator
School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice
UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

Ebru Işıklı, Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Sociology
UCD  Geary Institute for Public Policy

Susan Butler, Project Manager
UCD  Geary Institute for Public Policy

Emma Baron, Assistant Project Manager
UCD  Geary Institute for Public Policy