PRESENTATION

CEVIPOF (Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po) was founded in 1960 by Jean Touchard. It became a joint Sciences Po-CNRS research centre in 1968 and has been headed by Martial Foucault as Director since January 2014.

CEVIPOF is one of the largest and most influential centres for political science research in France and indeed in Europe. While it offers an in-depth focus on the political sphere in France, much of the work carried out at the    centre adopts a comparative approach while other themes are global in scope.

CEVIPOF METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

CEVIPOF is a multi-disciplinary research centre, which draws on an extended landscape of methodological resources. These include quantitative and qualitative methodologies to process surveys and opinion polls, longitudinal studies, big data and discourse analysis, theoretical comparative research, and also a number of techniques specific to socio-physics. CEVIPOF has been conducting systematic electoral studies since 1968 when it became a joint Sciences Po-CNRS centre, thus providing a unique and cumulative series of data comparable over time

CEVIPOF researchers publish their work in a wide variety of leading international journals and are regularly invited to present their research at international academic events. The centre hosts a number of visiting researchers throughout the year. It also organizes conferences and academic events on a regular basis thus creating a platform for its ever-expanding international network to interact and develop their mutual interests in the political sciences... Read more

CEVIPOF Research Programme (2017-2022)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

STUDIES AND SURVEYS

2022 FRENCH ELECTORAL SURVEY

CEVIPOF is conducting a panel survey from April 2021 to June 2022: the French Electoral Survey (EnEF2022), with the aim of gaining a better understanding of electoral decision-making

THE POLITICAL TRUST BAROMETER

This academic survey is a benchmark study of trust in politics among the French population over the past 13 years. 

The Barometer since 2009 (results, analyses FR) 

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