Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SA-003-009-1-1-International-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: General social survey [United States] and German social survey (ALLBUS) combined files, 1982.  [machine-readable data file] / University of Chicago. National Opinion Research Center  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8365

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: As part of a program of cross-national research, the General Social Survey (GSS) undertook in 1982 a collaboration with the Zentrum fuer Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen, (ZUMA), of the Federal Republic of Germany. The project was funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SEC-8118731. This collection explores the attitudinal similarities as well as differences between the two countries on a range of social issues. A common set of questions was included on both the 1982 GSS and ALLBUS. These common items included questions on such topics as job values, abortion, anomia, and subjective social class. The 1982 ALLBUS also contained several GSS items that were not contained on the 1982 GSS, but have been used on the GSS in recent years. This collection consists of three files. The first contains SPSSX control cards, and includes 454 records each with a logical record length of 80 characters. The second file includes 80-character raw data records, there are four physical records for each of the 4,497 cases in the collection, for a total of 17,988 records. The third file is an SPSSX Export file which has 16,699 records, each with a logical record length of 80 characters. The collection includes 134 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: abortion. cross-national. family. morale. political attitudes and behavior. quality of life. race relations. sexual attitudes. social attitudes and behavior. social change. social class structure. social control. social mobility. socioeconomic indicators. work. Federal Republic of Germany. Germany. United States.

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