Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2012 (ICPSR 36577)

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Ichiro Tanioka, JGSS Research Center, Osaka University of Commerce; Noriko Iwai, JGSS Research Center, Osaka University of Commerce; Yukio Maeda, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36577.v1

Version V1

JGSS 2012

The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) Project is a Japanese version of the General Social Survey (GSS) project closely replicating the original GSS of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. It provides data for analyses of Japanese society, attitudes, and behaviors, which make possible international comparisons. Respondents were asked about employment, family and household composition, education, entertainment, technology and Internet usage, status and opinions on mental and physical health, alcohol and tobacco use, life satisfaction, voting behavior, opinions on political and social issues, taxes and government expenditure, family beliefs and issues, impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake, trust in people and institutions, membership in organizations, and their neighborhood environment. Demographic questions included age, sex, marital status, household income, and religious orientation and behavior.

Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, and Maeda, Yukio. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-10-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36577.v1

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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)
Asia   Japan   Global

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2012-02-24 -- 2012-04-22
2012-02-24 -- 2012-04-22

The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) are designed and carried out by the JGSS Research Center at Osaka University of Commerce (Joint Usage/Research Center for Japanese General Social Surveys accredited by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), in collaboration with the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo.

While the Japanese General Social Survey is conducted solely in the Japanese language, the data files and codebooks are produced in Japanese and English. Please note that DS1 of the collection is the ICPSR-processed English language version of the data and documentation and DS2 of the collection is the original Japanese language version of the data and documentation provided by the principal investigators. DS2 has not been processed by ICPSR, therefore the files are disseminated in the same condition they were deposited.

More information about the Japanese General Social Surveys can be found on the Japanese General Social Survey Web site (Japanese language) or the Japanese General Social Survey Web site (English language).

Two-stage stratified random sampling. For additional information on sampling methods, see the Sampling Information section of the Original P.I. Documentation within the ICPSR codebook.

Cross-sectional, Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

Men and women 20-89 years of age living in Japan.

individual
survey data

Form A: 59.1 percent; Form B: 58.8 percent.

2016-10-21

2016-10-21

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Tanioka, Ichiro, Noriko Iwai, and Yukio Maeda. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2012. ICPSR36577-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-10-21. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36577.v1

2016-10-21 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:

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

The data contain one weight variable "WEIGHT" that users may wish to apply during analysis. For additional information on weighting, see the Weighting Information section of the Original P.I. Documentation within the ICPSR codebook.

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

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