Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1999 (ICPSR 3487)

Published: May 6, 2003

Principal Investigator(s):
Bogdan Cichomski, University of Warsaw. Institute for Social Studies; Tomasz Jerzynski, University of Warsaw. Institute for Social Studies; Marcin Zielinski, University of Warsaw. Institute for Social Studies



Version V2

The Polish General Social Survey (PGSS), conducted annually since 1992 through 1995 and later biennially, is design to measure opinions and social characteristics of Polish society. PGSS core variables include socioeconomic and demographic items with an emphasis on stratification measures (occupation, labor force status, education, income) of respondents and their spouses and parents. In addition, there are attitudinal variables concerning political opinions and ideology, national spending, religious beliefs, social inequality, job and occupational values, tolerance, educational values, attitudes toward other countries, traditional sex roles, family issues, abortion, and homosexuality. Other variables gauge subjective well-being, social class identification, satisfaction with different spheres of life, and confidence in public institutions. Respondents were also queried about their voting behavior, social interactions, religiosity, health, smoking, and drinking. Each year, additional topical modules of questions from the International Social Survey Program have been added: "Inequality II" (1992), "Environment" (1993), "Family and Changing Gender Roles II" and "Sexual Behavior" (1994), "National Identity" (1995), "Work Orientations II" (1997), and "Social Inequality III" (1999). This study is a continuation of the POLISH GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEY, 1992-1994 (ICPSR 6155).

Cichomski, Bogdan, Jerzynski, Tomasz, and Zielinski, Marcin. Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-05-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03487.v2

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Komitet Badan Naukowych (Poland) (BST-435)

1992 -- 1999

Random multistage area sampling.

Members of Polish households 18 years and older.

personal interviews

survey data



2003-05-06 The names of two additional principal investigators were added.


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