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Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-016-1-1-International-ICPSR-1996

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP): role of government III, 1996.  [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: 2808

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 ZA2900.

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 1996 role of government module contains data from Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA, and Cyprus. Questions asked of respondents focused on role of government. Topics include: attitude to observance of laws; attitudes to various forms of protest against the government; willingness to participate and actual participation in public protest events or demonstrations against the government; views regarding freedom of speech for extremists; attitude to miscarriage of justice; perceived threat to the private sphere from governmental data collection and computer networks (data protection); income equalization as government task and stand on economy-related measures of government; attitude to increase in government expenditures for environmental protection, public health system, the police, education system, defense, pensions, unemployment benefits, culture; assessment of the power of trade unions, business and government; assessment of the governmental responsibility for social political tasks (protection of old people, students, housing supply, jobs, economic growth through aid to industry, price stability etc.); political interest; general attitudes to politics and the political system (subjective assessment of the political possibilities to influence (efficacy), political extent to which informed, politicians and election promises, satisfaction with democracy); tax reduction versus expansion of social services; assessment of tax equity with various income groups; attitude to privatization or nationalization of selected public facilities; reducing inflation versus fight against unemployment; preference for increased social services or reduction in debt; attitude to amount of income tax for first and second job. Demography: sex; age; living together with a partner; school education; employment status of respondent as well as partner; occupation (ILO/ISCO Code); employment in the public sector; self-employed occupation; hours worked each week; supervisor status; income; family income; religious denomination; religiousness; self-classification of social class; union membership; party preference (left-right orientation); behavior at the polls in the last election; reasons for not voting; size of household; composition of household; degree of urbanization; city size; region; ethnic or national affiliation or origins.

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