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Voice of the People, 2006 (ICPSR 21380)

Principal Investigator(s): Gallup International Association


This annual survey, fielded July to September 2006, was conducted in over 60 countries to solicit public opinion on social and political issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions about globalization, their opinions about several countries, and whether they would like to live in those countries. The survey also asked the respondents about the United States' involvement in the fight against terrorism and about other issues such as the growth of the world economy. Additional questions addressed Internet usage, terrorism in the respondent's country, women's rights, education, and political ideology. Demographic information includes sex, age, income, education level, employment status, and religious affiliation.

Series: Voice of the People Series

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Study Description


Gallup International Association. Voice of the People, 2006. ICPSR21380-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-04-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21380.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21380.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    economic growth, education, environmental attitudes, globalization, Internet, peace, political attitudes, poverty, public opinion, terrorism, womens rights, world problems

Geographic Coverage:    Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)

Time Period:   

  • 2006

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-07-08--2006-09-04

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over in 63 countries representing 7 regions of the world including Western Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.

Sample type, weights, and mode of collection vary by country, and detailed weighting information was mot provided by the data producer. Please refer to the codebook for additional information on sampling, interviewing and collection modes for each country.

More information about Voice of the People surveys can be found on the Gallup International Association Web site.

The CASEID variable was created for use with online analysis.

The RESPONDENT_ID variable is unique to each country, not the study as a whole.

The value 6 in variable Q10 was added by Serbia and is coded "None of the above".


Sample:    The survey was conducted in over 60 countries, with a minimal sample size of 500 per country. Wherever possible within each country, a nationally representative sample of n = 500 adults, male and female, aged 18 and over was used. In some emergent countries, where such research conditions are not possible, there may be stated variations to this (e.g., "urban areas only"). Similarly, in the developed world, interviews were conducted by telephone while in emergent and under-developed countries, face-to-face interviews were conducted.

Weight:    The data contain a weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire, telephone interview, web-based survey

Restrictions: Users are asked to send copies of articles based on the data to: Gallup International Association.


Original ICPSR Release:   2008-04-08



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