International Social Survey Program: Role of Government, 1985-1986 (ICPSR 34854)

Principal Investigator(s): International Social Survey Program (ISSP)


This study is designed to supplement regular, national, social science surveys in the following countries: West Germany, Great Britain, United States, Italy, Austria, and Australia. The data report citizens' opinions on the functions of their national governments and on what governments should and should not be doing. Included are respondents' attitudes towards civil liberties e.g., measures against extremism, power of police), the family (intervention in parenting, welfare provision), inequality (the role of government in correcting inequalities of race, sex, class, income, and education), and economic intervention (measures to prevent unemployment, intervention in industrial disputes). Demographic data on respondents are also provided.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    arts, attitudes, budget cuts, defense spending, education, government, government performance, government spending, gun control, health, law enforcement, national economy, public confidence, public opinion, social protest, taxes, unemployment

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

Time Period:   

  • 1985--1986

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.