Professor Michael Breen is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. He holds degrees from University College Dublin, University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, and Syracuse University, New York. He is currently Chair of the governing authority of the European Social Survey and Chair of the European Values Study General Assembly. He is a member of the Irish Research Council’s International Advisory Board, and a former Government of Ireland Research Fellow. He is a Director of the Irish Centre for Catholic Studies and the Centre for Culture, Technology and Values, both located at Mary Immaculate College. A quantitative researcher, his primary research interests lie in the area of values, religious practice, and social change.Dr Amy Erbe Healy is a quantitative sociologist, currently working on the New Deals project at Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, Ireland, comparing workplace regimes in Europe. Previously, she worked in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick both as a Lecturer and a Research Associate, and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick analysing the European Social Survey. She holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the University of Limerick. Her research focuses mainly on cross-national comparisons and change over time within a European context. She has an interest in stratification and social exclusion. Recent research has looked at secularisation theory, convergence theory vis-à-vis consumption, the impact of austerity on political legitimacy, and the impact of austerity on religious belief and practice.