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Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-019-1-1-International-ZA-1985

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP), 1985-present.  [machine-readable data file] / International Social Survey Program  [principal investigator(s)] / Koln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschugn an der Universitat zu Koln  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: ISSP

Date Accessioned: 11/27/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: ISSP datasets are freely available from ZACAT. This online tool is powered by Nesstar server. Users can search, browse, analyze and download ISSP studies. Registration is required for online data analysis and data download. To see the particpating countries over the years, check out this matrix.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 11/27/2007

Documentation: Codebooks and questionnaires are available from German Social Science Infrastructure Services (GESIS) web site.

Abstract: The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1983, the ISSP group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. Every survey includes questions about general attitudes toward various social issues such as the legal system, sex, and the economy. Special topics have included the environment, the role of government, social inequality, social support, family and gender issues, work orientation, the impact of religious background, behavior, and beliefs on social and political preferences, and national identity. Participating countries vary for each topical module. The merging of the data into a cross-national dataset is performed by the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung, University of Cologne in the even years and by a Spanish consulting firm, ASEP/JDS in the odd years.

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