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Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-017-1-1-International-ICPSR-1998

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP): religion II, 1998.  [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: 3065

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 ZA3190.

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 1998 religion module contains data from Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, Latvia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Austria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA, and Cyprus. Questions asked of respondents focused on attitude to religious practices. Topics include: assessment of personal happiness; assessment of the responsibility of the government regarding creation of jobs and equalization of incomes; attitude to pre-marital as well as extra-marital sexual intercourse; attitude to homosexuality and abortion; judgement on distributoion of roles in marriage and attitude to working women; attitude to living together with a partner before marriage also without intent to marry; tax honesty and attitude to honesty of citizens towards the government; trust in other people as well as institutions such as parliament, businesses, industry, churches, judiciary and schools; attitude to influence of church leaders on voters and governments; attitude to benefit of modern science; greater trust in science than in religion; more conflicts instead of peace from religions; intolerance of very religious people; too much influence of religion in one's country; frequency of personal honorary activities in the last year in political, charitable, religious or other organizations; judgement on the power of churches and religious organizations; doubt or firm belief in God; perceived nearness to God; belief in a life after death, heaven, hell and miracles; attitude to the Bible; God is concerned with every human; fatalism; the meaning of life and Christian interpretation of life; religious tie at a turning point in life; religious affiliation of father, mother and spouse/partner; frequency of church attendance of father and mother; personal direction of belief and frequency of church attendance when young; frequency of prayer and participation in religious activities; self-classification of personal religiousness; truth in one or in all religions; priority for loyality to a friend before truth; anticipation of false testimony for the benefit of a friend; belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, miracle healers and horoscopes; conversion of faith after crucial experience; concept of God; judgement on the world and people as good or bad; social rules or God's laws as basis for deciding between right and wrong. demography: sex; age, marital status; living together with a partner; school education; type and time extent of occupation activity; occupation (ISCO-Code); private or public employer; occupational self-employment and number of employees; supervisor function and span of control; time worked each week; income; household size; composition of household; number of co-workers; union membership; party inclination and election behavior; self-classification on a left-right continuum; religious affiliation; frequency of church attendance; and self-classification of social class. Also encoded was: region; rural or urban area; city size; and ethnic identification.

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