2006 Chapel Hill expert survey


The 2006 survey was conducted in the summer of 2007 and covers 227 national political parties in 29 countries. The survey replicates questions from the Ray and the 1999 Chapel Hill datasets on European integration, issue salience and internal party dissent; replicates questions from the 1999 CHES dataset on five EU policies: cohesion policy, internal market, foreign and security policy, powers of the European parliament and enlargement; adds questions on party positioning and salience for 13 non-EU policy dimensions surveyed by Benoit & Laver (2006); and extends country coverage beyond the 14 larger Western EU members in the Ray and Chapel Hill 1999 datasets to post-communist countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, and Estonia.)




Ryan Bakker, Anna Brigevich, Catherine de Vries, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Vachudova

how to cite

When using the 2006 expert survey file, cite the following: 

Liesbet Hooghe, Ryan Bakker, Anna Brigevich, Catherine de Vries, Erica Edwards, Gary Marks, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen (2010), "Reliability and Validity of Measuring Party Positions: The Chapel Hill Expert Surveys of 2002 and 2006", European Journal of Political Research, 49: 684-703.