Who are the Europeans? How do they think about life after death, work, sex, euthanasia, immigration or freedom? What traditions do they cherish, and which modern values gain ground? This second Atlas of European Values summarizes the beliefs of Europeans in almost two hundred informative graphs, charts and maps.
This Atlas is the result of the European Values Study, a research project that has measured values and beliefs throughout Europe since the 1980s. Today, the study spans a full generation, revealing value changes on topics such as homosexuality and working moms, but also demonstrating firm European traditions in democracy and rejection of bribes.
The unique Atlas of European Values covers all European nations from Iceland to Turkey, and from Portugal to Russia. It graphically illustrates the rich diversity of values and beliefs of the more than 800 million Europeans living inside and outside the European Union today.
Loek Halman, Ph.D. (1991) is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Tilburg University. He has published extensively on values and attitudes in contemporary society and the dynamics of value change. He is involved in the European Values Study.
Inge Sieben, Ph.D. (2001) in Sociology, University of Nijmegen, is senior researcher at the Department of Sociology of Tilburg University. She published amongst others in the British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Work, Employment and Society.
Marga van Zundert, MSc., is a freelance science writer. She publishes in science magazines, journals, and educational series, and wrote science books for children.
All those interested in European society, the cultural patterns of European societies and the varieties, diversities and trends in value patterns in a broad range of life spheres in contemporary Europe.