Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-012-2-1-International-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP): environment I, 1993.  [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: 6640

Date Accessioned: 3/12/2004

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 ZA2450.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 2/13/2004

Documentation: Codebook and questionnaires 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 collection contains data from Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany (East and West), Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics regarding nature and the environment, including the role of science and scientific solutions to environmental problems, protection of the environment through higher prices of goods or higher taxes, and health issues like exposure to radiation and pollution. In addition, respondents were asked to estimate the effects of nuclear power stations, industrial air pollution, and pesticides used in farming on themselves, their families, and the environment. Additional information was elicited regarding measures respondents were taking to protect the environment, such as whether they drove, recycled, ate meat, lowered the heat when out (during the winter), and turned off lights when leaving a room. Demographic variables include respondent's gender, age, marital status, religion, and party affiliation, as well as education and occupation of the respondent and the respondent's parents and steady life-partner.

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7040 (CD-ROM)