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Voice of the People End of Year Survey, 2013 (ICPSR 35202)

Principal Investigator(s): WIN/Gallup International Association


The Voice of the People Survey Series is WIN/Gallup International Association's End of Year survey and is a global study that collects the public's view on the challenges that the world faces today. Ongoing since 1977, the purpose of WIN/Gallup International's End of Year survey is to provide a platform for respondents to speak out concerning government and corporate policies.

The Voice of the People, End of Year Surveys for 2013, fielded September to December 2013, were conducted in 66 countries to solicit public opinion on social and political issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinion in regards to how the economic situation in their country would fluctuate over the next year, as well as rate their personal happiness. Additional questions included what respondents felt was the most important problem facing the world today, and whether religion plays a positive or negative role in their country. Respondents were also queried on what country they would like to live in, whether more women politicians would make the world a better place, which country they believe is the greatest threat to world peace, and corruption within their country. Demographic information includes age, income, education level, employment status, religious affiliation, and household family composition.

Series: Voice of the People Series

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Study Description


WIN/Gallup International Association. Voice of the People End of Year Survey, 2013 . ICPSR35202-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-04-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35202.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35202.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    corruption, democracy, economic forecasting, happiness, peace, political attitudes, political ideologies, public opinion, religion, social attitudes, voter attitudes, world problems

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Global, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)

Time Period:   

  • 2013

Date of Collection:   

  • 2013-09--2013-12

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Individuals aged 14 and older in 66 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:

Additional information on the Voice of the People, End of Year Surveys for 2013 can be found by visiting the WIN/Gallup International Association Web site.


Study Purpose:    The purpose of this survey series is to explore the point-in-time outlook, expectations, and fears of people from around the world.


For information on sampling, users should refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook, as well as visit the WIN/Gallup International Association Web site.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional


The data are not weighted, however, this collection contains the weight variable WEIGHT (Weighting), that can be used in analysis. No further information on weights was provided.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), face-to-face interview, telephone interview, web-based survey

Extent of Processing:   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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-04-17



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