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International Social Survey Program: Religion II, 1998 (ICPSR 3065)

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Summary:

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. The 1998 religion module includes data from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, the Slovakian Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Comparable to the initial module on this topic (see INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SURVEY PROGRAM: RELIGION I, 1991 [ICPSR 6234]), this survey covers three main topic areas: (1) general attitudes toward various social issues such as government, the legal system, sex, and the economy (e.g., opinions about personal happiness, government responsibilities toward citizens, abortion, male and female roles in the household, premarital cohabitation, personal trust and trust in others, confidence in various institutions such as legislatures, businesses, churches, courts, and schools, legal fairness, and the economic climate), (2) religion (e.g., role of religious leaders, role of science in relation to religion, attitudes about God, heaven, hell, and life after death, personal and family members' religious status, attendance at religious services, miracles, the Bible, the purpose of life, prayer, volunteer work, and religious commitment), and (3) demographics (e.g., marital status, age, sex, education, occupation, family composition, ethnicity, region, size of community, and political affiliation).

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at International Social Survey Program: Religion II, 1998. Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    The variable locations and lengths indicated in the codebook do not correspond to the variable locations and lengths indicated in the SAS and SPSS data definition statements and the raw data file. Users should consult the data definition statements for variable locations and lengths that match the raw data file.
    Data for Austria, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Switzerland are weighted.
    All marginals in the codebook documentation are calculated from unweighted data.
    Some code values may have country-specific meanings, which have been documented in the codebook.
    The codebook is provided by the data producer 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 on the ICPSR Web site.

Study Description

Citation

International Social Survey Program (ISSP). International Social Survey Program: Religion II, 1998. ICPSR03065-v1. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03065.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, economic conditions, gender roles, justice, law, public confidence, public opinion, religion, religious affiliation, religious attitudes, religious behavior, religious beliefs

Geographic Coverage:   Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1998

Universe:   Persons ages 18 years and older from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, the Slovakian Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States (some age variations by country).

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The variable locations and lengths indicated in the codebook do not correspond to the variable locations and lengths indicated in the SAS and SPSS data definition statements and the raw data file. Users should consult the data definition statements for variable locations and lengths that match the raw data file.

Data for Austria, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Switzerland are weighted.

All marginals in the codebook documentation are calculated from unweighted data.

Some code values may have country-specific meanings, which have been documented in the codebook.

The codebook is provided by the data producer 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 on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage stratified random/cluster/probability samples (some sampling variations by country).

Data Source:

personal interviews (some taken using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing [CAPI]) and self-enumerated questionnaires, telephone interviews (some taken using Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing [(CATI]), and mail-back questionnaires

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