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South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2004: Combined data with individual weight - All provinces

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Roberts, Benjamin
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2010-08-31
Embargo End Date
2010-08-31
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
ABORTION; ACCESS TO COMPUTERS; ADDICTION; AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC); BURGLARY; CAPITAL PUNISHMENT; CELLULAR TELEPHONES; CRIME; DEMOCRACY; DEMOGRAPHIC DATA; DISCIPLINE; DISCRIMINATION; DISEASES; EDUCATION; EDUCATIONAL LEVEL; ELECTRICITY; EMPLOYMENT; GIRLS EDUCATION; GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY; HEALTH BEHAVIOUR; HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE; HIV/AIDS; HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES; HOUSEHOLD INCOME; HUNGER; INTERNET; JOB CREATION; LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION; MENTAL ILLNESSES; MORAL VALUES; NATIONAL ELECTIONS; NATIONAL IDENTITY; OCCUPATIONS; PERSONAL INCOME; PHYSICAL FITNESS; POLITICAL PARTIES; PREMARITAL SEX; PROPERTY CRIME; PUBLIC SERVICES; QUALITY OF HEALTH SERVICES; QUALITY OF LIFE; RACIAL DISCRIMINATION; RACISM; RELIGION; RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION; SCHOOLS; SEXUAL ORIENTATION; SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES; STANDARD OF LIVING; TELEPHONES; TELEVISION; TOILETS; TRUST IN INSTITUTIONS; TUBERCULOSIS (TB); VICTIMS OF CRIME; VIOLENT CRIME; VOTING; WATER SERVICE DELIVERY
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: The harmonised core module data are available in the combined dataset. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires for 2004 (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each. The combined data set contains 5583 records and 255 variables. Core topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services and local government, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behavior, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables. This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at individual level.

    Abstract: The primary objective of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) is to design, develop and implement a conceptually and methodologically robust study of changing social attitudes and values in South Africa. In meeting this objective, the HSRC is carefully and consistently monitoring and providing insight into changes in attitudes among various socio-demographic groupings. SASAS is intended to provide a unique long-term account of the social fabric of modern South Africa, and of how its changing political and institutional structures interact over time with changing social attitudes and values. The survey has been designed to yield a national representative sample of adults aged 16 and older, using the Human Sciences Research Council's (HSRC) Master Sample, which was designed in 2002 and consists of 1000 primary sampling units (PSUs). These PSUs were drawn, with probability proportional to size from a pre-census 2001 list of 80780 enumerator areas (EAs). As the basis of the 2004 SASAS round of interviewing, a sub-sample of 500 EAs (PSUs) was drawn from the master sample. Three explicit stratification variables were used, namely province, geographic type and majority population group. The survey is conducted annually and the 2004 survey is the second wave in the series. To accommodate the wide variety of topics included in the survey, two questionnaires are administered simultaneously. Apart from the standard set of demographic and background variables, each version of the questionnaire contained a harmonised core module. The questions contained in the core modules of the two SASAS questionnaires (demographics and core thematic issues) were asked of 7000 respondents, while the remaining rotating modules were asked of a half sample of approximately 3500 respondents each. The core module remains constant for with the aim of monitoring change and continuity in a variety of socio-economic and socio-political variables. In addition, a number of themes are accommodated in rotation. The rotating element of the survey consists of two or more topic-specific modules in each round of interviewing and is directed at measuring a range of policy and academic concerns and issues that require more detailed examination at a specific point in time than the multi-topic core module would permit. Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services and local government, health status, HIV/AIDS, health behavior, moral and religious issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables. Rotating modules are: environment, democracy part 2, poverty. International Social Survey Programme. (ISSP web page:www.issp.org/) The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is run by a group of research organisations, each of which undertakes to field annually an agreed module of questions on a chosen topic area. SASAS 2003 represents the formalisation of South Africa's inclusion in the ISSP, the intention being to include the module in one of the SASAS questionnaires in each round of interviewing. Each module is chosen for repetition at intervals to allow comparisons both between countries (membership currently stands at 48) and over time.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2004 / 2004
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
National population: Adults (aged 16 and older)
Sampling
The South African Social Attitudes Survey has been designed to yield a representative sample of adults aged 16 and older. The sampling frame for the survey is the Human Sciences Research Council's (HSRC) Master Sample, which was designed in 2002 and consists of 1 000 primary sampling units (PSUs). The 2001 population census enumerator areas (EAs) were used as PSUs. These PSUs were drawn, with probability proportional to size, from a pre-census 2001 list of EAs provided by Statistics South Africa. The Master Sample excludes special institutions (such as hospitals, military camps, old age homes, school and university hostels), recreational areas, industrial areas and vacant EAs. It therefore focuses on dwelling units or visiting points as secondary sampling units, which have been defined as `separate (non-vacant) residential stands, addresses, structures, flats, homesteads, etc. As the basis of the 2003 SASAS round of interviewing, a sub-sample of 500 PSUs was drawn from the HSRC's Master Sample. Three explicit stratification variables were used, namely province, geographic type and majority population group. Within each stratum, the allocated number of PSUs was drawn using proportional to size probability sampling. In each of these drawn PSUs, two clusters of 11 dwelling units each were drawn. These 22 dwelling units in each drawn PSU were systematically grouped into three sub-samples of sizes seven, seven and eight respectively, to give the two SASAS samples and a client survey that was run in parallel. Selection of individuals Interviewers called at each visiting point selected from the HSRC Master Sample and listed all those eligible for inclusion in the sample, that is, all persons currently aged 16 or over and resident at the selected visiting point. The interviewer then selected one respondent using a random selection procedure based on a Kish grid.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
    Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2019-12-15 | Issue Number: 1542 | Registration Date: 2015-02-03

Roberts, Benjamin; Human Sciences Research Council (2010): South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2004: Combined data with individual weight - All provinces. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1400836720