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A lot of attention has been paid to obtaining maximal quality of the questions of the European Social Survey (ESS). Proposals by experts for the core questionnaire were evaluated, piloted and improved. A test of the quality of the questions in the different countries was also carried out.

This is an abstract of a paper given by Willem Saris & Irmtraud Gallhofer (University of Amsterdam, Netheralands) at the conference "Measuring attitudes and values in Europe" - European Social Survey Launch Conference, Brussels, 25-26 November 2003. Further details of the conference are available on CORDIS at: A full version of the paper may possibly be available on that site after the conference.

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