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08 May 2012

European Social Survey - Topline findings on Trust in justice

The first edition of a new series of European Social Survey Topline Findings is available for download on the ESS website. This edition focuses on Trust in Justice using data from round 5 of the survey. Findings stem from research carried out by several of the FIDCUAI partner sin the Eurojustis project, funded by the European Commission between 2008 and 2011.

The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. The ESS was established in 2001, and was led by its founder and coordinator Roger Jowell until his death in December 2011. Currently in its fifth round and preparing for a sixth, the survey covers more than 30 nations and employes the most rigorous methodologies.

The ESS is also among the first social science projects to receive funding to support its infrastructure. In 2005 the ESS was awarded Europe’s top annual science award, theDescartes prize. The ESS has also been nominated by ESFRI as a possible future European Research Infrastructure Consortium. In 2007, funding was awarded to the ESS Preparatory Phase Project to prepare for possible selection as a European Research consortium infrastructure by 2013.

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