Voice of the People End of Year Survey, 2009 (ICPSR 28101)

Published: Jul 15, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Gallup International, Inc.



Version V1

This annual survey, fielded October to December 2009, was conducted in 33 countries to solicit public opinion on social and political issues. Respondents were asked whether they think 2010 will be better than 2009, whether the economy will be better in 2010 than it was in 2009, and whether unemployment will increase or decrease in the next 12 months. They were also queried on whether they thought that their present job was safe and how long they thought it would take to find a new job if they lost their current one. Demographic information includes sex, age, household income, education, employment status, and religious affiliation.

Gallup International, Inc. Voice of the People End of Year Survey, 2009. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-07-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28101.v1

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2009-10-22 -- 2009-12-13

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

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

Sample type, weights, and mode of collection vary by country, and detailed weighting information was not provided by the data producer. Please refer to the codebook for additional information on sampling, interviewing, and collection modes for each country.

The CASEID variable was created for use with online analysis.

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


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2010-07-15 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:

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

Two types of weights are applied one from the member country and the other by GIA, calculated on the basis of country population.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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