Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1994 (ICPSR 6155)

Published: Mar 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Bogdan Cichomski; Zbigniew Sawinski



Version V1

Conducted annually since 1992 by the Institute for Social Studies at the University of Warsaw, the Polish General Social Survey (PGSS) is designed to measure opinions and social characteristics of Polish society. The content of the survey changes somewhat from year to year, but core questions and the order in which they are asked have been kept intact, thus enabling comparative analyses across time. Some core PGSS questions replicate questions asked in the General Social Surveys of the United States and Germany. PGSS core variables include socioeconomic and demographic variables 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 different 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), and "Family and Changing Gender Roles II" and "Sexual Behavior" (1994).

Cichomski, Bogdan, and Sawinski, Zbigniew. Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06155.v1

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Komitet Badan Naukowych (Poland) (BST-435)

1992 -- 1994

1992 (May - June)

1993 (May - June)

1994 (May - June)

The machine-readable codebook for this dataset is in English. A Polish-language codebook is available in hardcopy form only upon request from ICPSR. The data collection instruments are in Polish with English translations and are distributed in hardcopy form only.

The survey was conducted by the Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Random multistage area sampling.

Noninstitutionalized persons in Poland aged 18 years and older.

personal interviews

survey data



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