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Principal Investigator(s): Gallup International Association
This annual survey, fielded November 2003 to January 2004, was conducted in over 50 countries to solicit public opinion on social and political issues. Respondents were asked about the safety and economic prosperity of their country, the economic prosperity of their own family, whether they expected that the world would be safer for the next generation, and whether the next generation would be more economically prosperous. Views were also sought on international security, environmental security, national security, and economic security. Additional questions addressed respondents' level of happiness, the effect of American foreign policy on their country, whether their country was governed by the will of the people, and whether elections there were free and fair. Demographic information includes sex, age, education level, employment status, religious preference, household income, and type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural).
Series: Voice of the People Series
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Gallup International Association. Voice of the People, 2003. ICPSR24482-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24482.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24482.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia (Republic), Germany, Global, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Adults in 52 countries representing all regions of the world including Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, West Asia/India, and the Pacific.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.
Sample type, sampling frame, sample size, and mode of collection vary by country. Please refer to the codebook documentation for more information on the methodology used in each country.
More information about Voice of the People surveys can be found on the Gallup International Association Web site.
ICPSR did not receive information on the weighting methods used by each country in this study.
Sample: Within most countries, a nationally representative sample of adults, male and female, aged 18 and over was used. In some countries there were stated variations to this (e.g., urban areas only). Please refer to the codebook documentation for additional information on sampling in each country.
Weight: The data contain a weight variable (D8).
Mode of Data Collection: computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), computer-assisted self interview (CASI), face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire, telephone interview
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2009-04-28
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