Respondents to EVSSG studies in 1981 and 1990 were asked to evaluate the importance of developing a series of qualities in children at home, an indirect question designed to explore respondents' social ideals.
In an approach to studying the social ethics of Spaniards, the EVSSG studies in 1981 and 1990 asked respondents to determine the extent to which a variety of personal actions would be justified.
In the 1990 EVSSG survey, Spanish respondents were asked to choose among a series of items in selecting important "objectives that the country should put into effect in the next ten years." Considering first and second choices of respondents, the most highly selected item was the following: "To take into account people's opinions about how to do things in their work and their community." Sixty-seven percent of the respondents chose this item first or second in a group of four value statements (Orizo, p.
Data from the EVSSG study show that both belonging to and working voluntarily for associations and organizations fell during the 1980s.
In 1990, 47% of the EVSSG sample responded "not at all" to a question about interest in politics.