South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) 2006: Combined data with household weight - All provinces
- Roberts, Benjamin
- Human Sciences Research Council
- Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
- Human Sciences Research Council
- University of Oxford
ABORTION; ACCESS TO COMPUTERS; AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC); CAPITAL PUNISHMENT; CELLULAR TELEPHONES; CRIME; DEMOCRACY; DEMOGRAPHIC DATA; EDUCATIONAL LEVEL; ELECTIONS; ELECTRICITY; EMPLOYMENT; GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY; HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES; HOUSEHOLD INCOME; INTERNET; MORAL VALUES; NATIONAL ELECTIONS; OCCUPATIONS; PERSONAL INCOME; PERSONAL SAFETY; POLITICAL PARTIES; POLITICS; PREMARITAL SEX; QUALITY OF LIFE; RELIGION; SEXUAL ORIENTATION; STANDARD OF LIVING; TELEPHONES; TELEVISION; TOILETS; TRUST IN INSTITUTIONS; VOTING; WATER RESOURCES; WATER SERVICE DELIVERY
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 2006 (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 5843 records and 157 variables. Topics included in the questionnaires are: democracy, identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables. This version of the combined dataset should be used where analysis is to be performed at household 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 2006 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 2006 survey is the fourth 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, national identity, public services, moral issues, crime, voting, demographics and other classificatory variables. Rotating modules are: media and communication, health status and behavior, social exclusion, tourism and leisure, intergroup relations, Soccer World Cup, work and welfare, social exclusion, democracy part 2, water services and 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. In 2006, the chosen subject was the role of government, and the module was carried in version two of the questionnaire (Qs.174-229.This data can be accessed through the ISSP data portal (see link above).
2006 / 2006
South Africa (ZA)
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-sectionLongitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross section
Update Metadata: 2021-01-13 | Issue Number: 1818 | Registration Date: 2015-02-03