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Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1994 (ICPSR 6155) RSS

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Summary:

Conducted annually since 1992 by the Institute for Social Studies at the University of Warsaw, the Polish General Social Survey (PGSS) is designed to measure opinions and social characteristics of Polish society. The content of the survey changes somewhat from year to year, but core questions and the order in which they are asked have been kept intact, thus enabling comparative analyses across time. Some core PGSS questions replicate questions asked in the General Social Surveys of the United States and Germany. PGSS core variables include socioeconomic and demographic variables with an emphasis on stratification measures (occupation, labor force status, education, income) of respondents and their spouses and parents. In addition, there are attitudinal variables concerning political opinions and ideology, national spending, religious beliefs, social inequality, job and occupational values, tolerance, educational values, attitudes toward other countries, traditional sex roles, family issues, abortion, and homosexuality. Other variables gauge subjective well-being, social class identification, satisfaction with different spheres of life, and confidence in different public institutions. Respondents were also queried about their voting behavior, social interactions, religiosity, health, smoking, and drinking. Each year, additional topical modules of questions from the International Social Survey Program have been added: "Inequality II" (1992), "Environment" (1993), and "Family and Changing Gender Roles II" and "Sexual Behavior" (1994).

Series: Polish General Social Survey (PGSS) Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Data File - Download All Files (12.8 MB)
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DS2:  SPSS Data Definition Statements with Polish Variable and Value Labels - Download All Files (6.8 MB)
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ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS3:  Frequencies for Variables V0 through V200
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DS4:  Frequencies for Variables V201 through V4115
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DS10:  Diskette D00227 (first of two-volume set)
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DS11:  Diskette D00228 (last of two-volume set)
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Study Description

Citation

Cichomski, Bogdan, and Zbigniew Sawinski. Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1994. ICPSR06155-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06155.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Komitet Badan Naukowych (Poland) (BST-435)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   abortion, civil rights, drinking behavior, education, environmental attitudes, family work relationship, gender roles, government spending, health, homosexuality, income, labor (work), life satisfaction, mass media, memberships, morality, news media, occupations, political attitudes, political ideology, public opinion, religious behavior, sexual behavior, smoking, social attitudes, social behavior, social change, social indicators, social inequality, social issues, socioeconomic status, tolerance, trust in government, voting behavior, work attitudes

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Poland

Time Period:  

  • 1992--1994

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994

Universe:   Noninstitutionalized persons in Poland aged 18 years and older.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The machine-readable codebook for this dataset is in English. A Polish-language codebook is available in hardcopy form only upon request from ICPSR. The data collection instruments are in Polish with English translations and are distributed in hardcopy form only.

The survey was conducted by the Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Methodology

Sample:   Random multistage area sampling.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB6155.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File CB6155.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File CB6155.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File CB6155.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File CB6155.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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