Principal Investigator(s): Tanioka, Ichiro, Osaka University of Commerce (Japan); Maeda, Yukio, University of Tokyo. Institute of Social Science; Iwai, Noriko, Osaka University of Commerce (Japan)
The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) Project is a Japanese version of the General Social Survey (GSS) project closely replicating the original GSS of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. It provides data for analyses of Japanese society, attitudes, and behaviors, which makes possible international comparisons. Respondents were asked about employment, family and household composition, education, entertainment, technology and Internet usage, status and opinions on mental and physical health, alcohol and tobacco use, life satisfaction, addiction, proficiency with English, voting behavior, opinions on political and social issues, taxes and government expenditure, views on burial, family beliefs and issues, trust in people and institutions, membership in organizations, volunteering, perception of their personal appearance, receiving help from others, and their neighborhood environment. Demographic questions included age, sex, marital status, household income, and religious orientation and behavior.
Tanioka, Ichiro, Yukio Maeda, and Noriko Iwai. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2010. ICPSR34623-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-10-24. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34623.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34623.v2
This study was funded by:
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: addiction, alcohol consumption, career change, career history, children, chronic illnesses, communities, commuting (travel), domestic responsibilities, education, employment, English as a Second Language, entertainment, environmental attitudes, family relationships, family size, gender roles, government expenditures, health behavior, health services utilization, health status, household composition, household income, Internet, job satisfaction, leisure, life satisfaction, living arrangements, mental health, physical appearance, political affiliation, political issues, social issues, social status, taxes, technology, tobacco use, travel, trust (psychology), trust in government, unemployment, work environment
Smallest Geographic Unit: region
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Men and women 20-89 years of age living in Japan.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This collection is being released in two parts: Part 1 contains the ICPSR-processed files; Part 2 contains the original files provided by the principal investigators.
More information about Japanese General Social surveys can be found on the Japanese General Social Survey Web site (Japanese language) or the Japanese General Social Survey Web site (English language).
Sample: Two-stage stratified random sampling. For additional information on sampling methods, see the Sampling Information section of the Original P.I. Documentation within the ICPSR codebook.
Weight: For information on weighting, see the Weighting Information section of the Original P.I. Documentation within the ICPSR codebook.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire
Response Rates: Form A: 62.2 percent; Form B: 62.1 percent.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2013-06-05
- 2014-02-11 Applying addition of PREF 'Prefecture' variable, as it was not applied in the previous update (2013-10-24) due to a processing error.
- 2013-10-24 After further assessment, the variable PREF 'Prefecture Name', previously dropped for perceived disclosure risk, is being included in the updated data files.
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