International Social Survey Program: Social Networks and Support Systems, 1986 (ICPSR 34853)

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 data collection, the second module in the series, contains data from West Germany, Great Britain, United States, Italy, Austria, Australia, and Hungary. The data provide detailed accounts of respondents' contacts with various relatives and friends along with information about where they would turn for help when faced with situations such as financial need, minor illness, career advice, and emotional distress. Demographic data on respondents also are provided.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, emotional problems, emotional support, family relations, friendships, illness, interpersonal relations, public opinion, relatives, social networks, social support

Geographic Coverage:    Australia, Austria, Germany, Global, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1986--1987

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.