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Principal Investigator(s): International Social Survey Program (ISSP)
The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This collection, which focuses on national identity, contains data from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, the Slovakian Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics regarding national identity, such as how "close" they felt to their respective countries, national pride, their nations' relations with other countries, and their nations' treatment of immigrants and minority groups. Those queried were asked to describe the pride they felt towards their countries' accomplishments in the following areas: political influence, economics, social security, science and technology, sports, the arts, armed forces, history, and treatment of others. A series of questions probed for respondents' views regarding international relations, including foreign trade restrictions, international problem-solving attempts, foreign language education, the purchase of land by foreigners, the nationality of television programs and movies, and the benefits of membership in regional international organizations. Respondents were also asked to assess their countries' treatment of minority groups and immigrants. Topics covered the preservation of minority traditions, the impact of immigrant groups on crime, the economy, the job market, cultural openness, special provisions for political refugees, and the citizenship process. Demographic variables include age, sex, education, marital status, personal and family income, employment status, household size and composition, occupation, religion, social class, union membership, political party, political orientation, race, ethnicity, language fluency, demographics of community, and citizenship.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at International Social Survey Program: National Identity, 1995.
International Social Survey Program (ISSP). INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SURVEY PROGRAM: NATIONAL IDENTITY, 1995. ICPSR release. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung [producer], 1998. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1998. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02474.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02474.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, cultural identity, cultural influences, economic conditions, foreign policy, immigrants, international relations, minorities, national identity, national prestige, national pride, nations, political influence, public opinion
Geographic Coverage: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Global, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United States
Data Collection Notes:
The data file is in SPSS export format.
The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
The data dictionary, bivariate frequencies, and full question text portions of the PDF codebook are also provided in ASCII format.
This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-06-25