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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. The 1991 "Religion" module includes data from Austria, West Germany, East Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, and the United States. The module covers three main topic areas: (1) general attitudes toward various social issues such as the legal system, sex, and the economy (e.g., opinions of legal fairness and the economic climate), (2) religion (e.g., attitudes about God, heaven, hell, life after death, personal and family members' religious status, attendance at religious services, and religious commitment), and (3) demographics (e.g., marital status, age, sex, education, occupation, family composition, and political affiliations).
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at International Social Survey Program: Religion, 1991.
International Social Survey Program (ISSP). International Social Survey Program: Religion, 1991. ICPSR06234-v1. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06234.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06234.v1
Scope of Study
Universe: Persons aged 18 years and older from Austria, West Germany, East Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, 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 exactly correspond to the variable locations and lengths indicated by the SPSS data definition statements and the raw data file. Users should consult the SPSS data definition statements for variable locations and lengths that match the raw data file.
Data for Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Philippines, Poland, and Russia 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.
Sample: Multistage stratified random/probability samples (some sampling variations by country).
You can find more information via the sample characteristics utility:
personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-10-19