Australian National Social Science Survey, 1984 (ICPSR 9084)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Jonathan Kelley, Australian National University. Institute of Advanced Studies; Robert G. Cushing, Australian National University; Bruce Headey, University of Melbourne

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This multipurpose survey measures a wide range of variables of interest in sociology, political science, and labor economics. It is similar to national social surveys conducted regularly in the United States, Britain, and West Germany, and much of the data are directly comparable. The questionnaire covers attitudes toward a broad range of topics, including government expenditures, taxation, inflation, crime, poverty, women and careers, migrants, political figures, and confidence in institutions such as banks and police. Other questions relate to the respondent's personal feelings about life, health, religion, moral issues, and family relationships. Political and economic data provided include party preference and voting history, income, and occupation. Additional background variables are available on education, birthplace, ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, location and size of town of residence, marital status, and union membership.

Kelley, Jonathan, Cushing, Robert G., and Headey, Bruce. Australian National Social Science Survey, 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences

Australian Research Grants Scheme


1984-06 -- 1986-07

The data contain a weight variable. Bound, printed copies of the codebook also are available from Social Science Data Archives, the Australian National University.

Stratified area-cluster sample.

Noninstitutionalized persons aged 18 years or older, capable of being interviewed in English, in all States and Territories of Australia.

personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms

survey data




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