International Social Survey Program: Environment, 1993 (ICPSR 6640)

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

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Sampling information and data collection dates are not available for Canada or the Philippines.

The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This collection contains data from Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany (East and West), Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics regarding nature and the environment, including the role of science and scientific solutions to environmental problems, protection of the environment through higher prices of goods or higher taxes, and health issues like exposure to radiation and pollution. In addition, respondents were asked to estimate the effects of nuclear power stations, industrial air pollution, and pesticides used in farming on themselves, their families, and the environment. Additional information was elicited regarding measures respondents were taking to protect the environment, such as whether they drove, recycled, ate meat, lowered the heat when out (during the winter), and turned off lights when leaving a room. Demographic variables include respondent's gender, age, marital status, religion, and party affiliation, as well as education and occupation of the respondent and the respondent's parents and steady life-partner.

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Sampling information and data collection dates are not available for Canada or the Philippines.

Bulgaria: Two-stage cluster sample, Czech Republic: Multistage random sample, Germany (East): Random sample, Germany (West): Random sample, Great Britain: Stratified random probability sample, Hungary: Follow-up sample, Ireland: National random sample, Israel: Area probability sample, Italy: Probability sample with quotas, Japan: Two-staged stratified random sample, the Netherlands: Probability proportional to size sample, New Zealand: Systematic random sample, Northern Ireland: Stratified random probability sample, Norway: Simple random sample, Poland: National multistage random sample, Russia: Three-stage regionalized stratified address sample, Slovenia: Systematic multistage sample, Spain: Representative sample, United States: Three-stage NORC Master Sampling--full probability sample.

Persons aged 18 years and older from 19 nations: Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany (East and West), Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan (aged 16 and older), the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway (aged 16-79 years), the Philippines, Poland, Russia (aged 16 and older), Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and the United States (noninstitutionalized English-speaking only).

personal interviews, and mail questionnaires

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