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, the second module on social inequality, contains data from Australia, Germany (West and East), Great Britain, the United States, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, New Zealand, Canada, and the Philippines. Questions asked of respondents focused on equality of income, wealth, and opportunity. Respondents were asked for their perceptions of the extent of present inequality, explanations for inequality, and support for government programs to reduce inequality. Demographic data on respondents such as age, sex, employment, income, marital status, education, religion, political affiliation, and trade union membership also are provided.
These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via International Social Survey Program: Social Inequality, 1992) for details on obtaining these resources.
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, economic conditions, government programs, income, income distribution, poverty, public opinion, social inequality, wealth
Geographic Coverage: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Global, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United States
Data Collection Notes:
These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.