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Exploring European attitudes and behaviours using the European Social Survey

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Introduction I never thought that I’d be programming software in my career. I startedusing R a little over 2 years now and it’s been one of the most importantdecisions in my career. Secluded in a small academic office with no oneto discuss/interact about my new hobby, I started searching the web fortutorials and packages. After getting to know how amazing and nurturingthe R community is, it made me want to become a data scientist. So I setout to do it. Throughout the journey I repeatedly found myself usingthe European Social Survey (ESS from now on), areally neat dataset that collects information on attitudes, beliefs andbehaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty Europeannations since 2002. After seeing a niche in the R package community, I created the packageessurvey (previously ess in CRAN) to access this data easily from R.The…
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