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Welcome to the website of the Global Preferences Survey, a globally representative dataset on risk and time preferences, positive and negative reciprocity, altruism, and trust.

This page describes the dataset, offers an interactive tool to compare preferences across countries, and allows you to download the questionnaires and access the data for research purposes. It also provides resources how to replicate the results of the paper “Global Evidence on Economic Preferences”, published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Read also the article in Science (October 2018) by Armin Falk and Johannes Hermle: Relationship of gender differences in preferences to economic development and gender equality.

NEW: The downloadable dataset now includes the variables age and gender.

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