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General Social Survey, 1972-2012 [Cumulative File] (ICPSR 34802) RSS

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Summary:

The General Social Surveys (GSS) were designed as part of a data diffusion project in 1972. The GSS replicated questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. The latest survey, GSS 2012, includes a cumulative file that merges all 29 General Social Surveys into a single file containing data from 1972 to 2012. The items appearing in the surveys are one of three types: Permanent questions that occur on each survey, rotating questions that appear on two out of every three surveys (1973, 1974, and 1976, or 1973, 1975, and 1976), and a few occasional questions such as split ballot experiments that occur in a single survey. The 2012 surveys included seven topic modules: Jewish identity, generosity, workplace violence, science, skin tone, and modules for experimental and miscellaneous questions. The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) module included in the 2012 survey was gender. The data also contain several variables describing the demographic characteristics of the respondents.

Series: General Social Survey Series

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Citation

Smith, Tom W., Michael Hout, and Peter V. Marsden. General Social Survey, 1972-2012 [Cumulative File]. ICPSR34802-v1. Storrs, CT: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut /Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-09-11. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34802.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   abortion, Affirmative Action, agriculture, AIDS, alcohol, altruism, birth control, business, capital punishment, children, citizenship, civil rights, communism, community participation, compensation, computer use, corporations, courts, crime, democracy, dissent, divorce, drug use, economic issues, employment, environment, environmental attitudes, environmental protection, ethnicity, euthanasia, expenditures, families, foreign affairs, freedom, gender, gender issues, gender roles, government, health, housing, human rights, hunting, immigration, income, industry, Jews, labor unions, marijuana, marriage, media coverage, mental health, military draft, military service, national identity, occupations, parents, patients, physicians, police, politics, poverty, prejudice, privacy, race relations, racial attitudes, religion, school prayer, science, sexual behavior, sexual preference, smoking, social classes, social inequality, social mobility, social networks, Social Security, sports, suicide, taxes, technology, television, terminal illnesses, terrorism, unemployment, welfare services, work, workplace violence

Smallest Geographic Unit:   census region

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1972--2012

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972--1978
  • 1980
  • 1982--1991
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   All noninstitutionalized, English and Spanish speaking persons 18 years of age or older, living in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information regarding the General Social Surveys can be found at the General Social Survey (GSS) Web site and the Roper Center Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   For sampling information, please see Appendix A of the ICPSR Codebook.

Weight:   Due to the number of weights and various uses for them, users should refer to Appendix A of the ICPSR Codebook.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), face-to-face interview, telephone interview

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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R ACTIVE IN YOUTH GROUP
330. Have you ever done any active work for the youth groups? I mean been a leader, helped organize meetings, been an officer, or given time or money?
MEMBERSHIP IN YOUTH GROUP
328. Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? g. Youth groups
CONTRIBUTED MONEY IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
43. Listed on this card are examples of many different fields in which people and families contribute money or other property for charitable purposes. I mean making a voluntary contribution and not with the intention of making a profit or obtaining goods and/or services for yourself. In which, if any, of the fields listed on this card have you and the members of your family or household contributed some money or other property in 1995? Just read off the letter of each field: k. Youth development
YOUTHFUL PROTEST IS GOOD
400. Now I am going to read you several statements. For each one please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree, disagree, or disagree strongly: a. It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and to do their own thing.
YOUTH GROUP1 MEETS IN THIS AREA
1027g. Does the youth group meet in this area?
YOUTH GROUP2 MEETS IN THIS AREA
1027g. Does the youth group meet in this area?
YOUTH GROUP3 MEETS IN THIS AREA
1027g. Does the youth group meet in this area?
YOUTH GROUP4 MEETS IN THIS AREA
1027g. Does the youth group meet in this area?
YOUTH GROUP5 MEETS IN THIS AREA
1027g. Does the youth group meet in this area?
YOUTH GROUP TRIES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
329. Do the youth groups to which you belong do anything to try to solve individual or community problems?

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