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 third module in the series, contains data from Australia, Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the United States, and Switzerland. 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.
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987.
International Social Survey Program (ISSP). International Social Science Program: Social Inequality, 1987. ICPSR09383-v1. Cologne, W. Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1990. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09383.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09383.v1
This study was funded by:
- Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (Great Britain)
- National Science Foundation
- Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences
- Science Research Foundation (Austria)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Persons aged 18 years and older from nine nations: Australia, Austria (16 to 69 years), the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands (16-80 years), Great Britain (excluding the Scottish highlands and islands), the United States (noninstitutionalized English-speaking only), and Switzerland (16 years and older).
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln, from whom a printed codebook (ZA-No. 1680) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain, Italy, Austria, and the United States have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, or the Netherlands. Weighting for Australia and Switzerland is unknown.
Sample: Multistage probability samples, black oversample in the United States.
self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-10-16