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Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-015-1-1-International-ICPSR-1995

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP): national identity I, 1995.  [machine-readable data file] / International Social Survey Program  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 2474

Date Accessioned: 2/24/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data file is in SPSS portable format. It is stored on ICPSR CD-ROM 3881. Its original study number is ZA2880.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 2/13/2004

Documentation: Doucment files are in PDF format. One volume hard copy user's guide shared with all ISSP studies, SA-520-003 through SA-520-018.

Abstract: The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1984, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This 1995 national identity module contains data from Australia, Germany (West and East), Great Britain, the United States, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, New Zealand, Canada, Philippines, Japan, Spain, Latvia, and Slovak Republic. Questions asked of respondents focused on national consciousness and national identity. Topics include: solidarity with the part of town, the city, the region, the nation and with the respective continent as well as readiness to leave these regions to improve work or housing situation; importance of national unity; most important characteristics for national identity; identification with one's own nation (scale); national pride; perceived pride in the democracy of the country, the political influence of the country in the world, the economic successes, the welfare-state services, the scientific achievements, the athletic successes, the achievements in art or literature, the military forces, the history and equal rights of all social groups in the country; preference for protective duty to support the national economy; attitude to the right of international institutions to enforce solutions to be accepted nationally; attitude to improved foreign language instruction in schools; attitude to enforcing national interests regarding other countries; rejection of acquisition of land by foreigners in one's country; preference for national films and national television stations; attitude to government support of national minorities to preserve their customs and habits; preference for assimilation of minorities or retention of their identity; hostility to foreigners and prejudices against immigrants (scale); attitude to a reduction of immigration of foreigners; attitude to the right to asylum for politically persecuted refugees; origins from a rural or urban region; length of residence at current place of residence; length of stays abroad; native language; knowledge of foreign languages; citizenship; citizenship of parents at birth of respondent; citizenship of ancestors; perceived national affiliation and strength of this feeling of solidarity; advantageousness of membership of the country in the organization encompassing countries (such as e.g. EU); attitude to stricter measures regarding illegal immigrants; city size; superior function; union membership; self-assessment of social class; religiousness; and party preference.

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