International Social Survey Program: National Identity, 1995 (ICPSR 34855)

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.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, cultural identity, cultural influences, economic conditions, foreign policy, immigrants, international relations, minorities, national identity, national prestige, national pride, 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

Time Period:   

  • 1995

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.