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Study Report

Study Number: SA-516-010-1-1-Australia-ISSSA-1996

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social science surveys/Australia 1996/97: role of government-round 3.  [machine-readable data file] / Kelley, Jonathan  [principal investigator(s)] / International Social Science Surveys Australia  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 9/12/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are on ISSSA CD-ROM and are stored in SPSS portable format. Visit the International Social Science Surveys Australia site for more information about their data collection ISSSA data.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/9/1998

Documentation: Machine readable codebook file(in Microsoft Word format) and frequency file.

Abstract: The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. Citizens' opinions were elicited on the function of their national governments and on what governments should and should not be doing. Respondents were asked whether they approved of economic policies such as wage and price controls, job creation programs, including public work projects, support for ailing private industries, and the forced reduction in the industrial work week, as well as conservative measures, such as reductions in government spending and business regulations. Government spending was another topic, with respondents questioned as to their support for greater spending on the environment, health care, police and law enforcement, education, military and defense, culture and the arts, old age pensions, unemployment benefits, and housing for the poor.

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