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International Social Survey Programme: Religion I - ISSP 1991

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
1993
Contributor
  • Kelley, Jonathan (Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Bean, Clive (Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Evans, Mariah (Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Braun, Michael (ZUMA, Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Beckmann, Petra (ZUMA, Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Mohler, Peter Ph. (ZUMA, Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Jowell, Roger J (Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Brook, Lindsay (Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Prior, Gillian (Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Taylor, Bridget (Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Ward, Conor (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland) (Researcher)
  • Whelan, Brendan (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland) (Researcher)
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel) (Researcher)
  • Calvi, Gabriele (EURISCO, Italy) (Researcher)
  • Gendall, Philip (Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand) (Researcher)
  • Cichomski, Bogdan (Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland) (Researcher)
  • Petrenko, E. (Russia) (Researcher)
  • Tos, Niko (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Stebe, Janez (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Davis, James A. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesüles (TARKI), Budapest, Hungary (Researcher)
  • Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP), Rijkswijk, Netherlands (Researcher)
  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen, Norway (Researcher)
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines (Researcher)
  • Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra (Data Collector)
  • Institute Fessl & GfK, Wien (Data Collector)
  • Infratest, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesueles (TARKI), Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • EURISKO, Milano (Data Collector)
  • Department of Marketing, Massey University (Data Collector)
  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen (Data Collector)
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City (Data Collector)
  • Research Department of Polish Academy of Sciences (Data Collector)
  • VCIOM, The Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research, Moskau (Data Collector)
  • Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude to religious behaviors. Topics: Personal estimation of happiness; assessment of responsibility of the state regarding job creation and income leveling; stronger punishment and the death penalty as measures to combat crime; attitude to pre-marital sexual intercourse and affairs; attitude to homosexuality and abortion; judgement on role distribution in marriage and attitude to working women; honesty in paying taxes and attitude to honesty of citizens with the state; trust in institutions such as the Federal Parliament, business, industry, authorities, churches, judiciary and schools; attitude to non-religious politicians and office-holders; influence on voters as well as government through church leaders; judgement on the power of churches and religious organizations; doubt or firm belief in God; perceived nearness to God; development of personal belief in God; belief in a life after death; belief in the devil, heaven, hell and miracles; conviction regarding the Bible; fatalism; the meaning of life and Christian interpretation of life; contact with the dead; religious ties at a turning point point in life; religious affiliation of father, mother and spouse/partner; frequency of church attendance of father and of mother; personal direction of belief and frequency of church attendance in adolescence; frequency of prayer and participation in religious activities; self-classification of personal religiousness; attitude to school prayer; personal conscience, social rules or God´s laws as basis for deciding between right and wrong; attitudes to prohibition of religious criticism in literature and films; superstition; belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, wonder doctors, signs of the zodiac and horoscopes; conversion of faith after crucial experience; idea of God; judgement on world and people as good or bad; living together with partner; type and temporal extent of vocational employment; private or public employer; professional independence and number of employees; superior function and span of control; number of colleagues; union membership; unemployment; party inclination and behavior at the polls; self-classification on a left-right continuum; religious affiliation; religiousness; self-classification of social class affiliation; residential status; training and employment of spouse/partner as well as parents; size of household; household income. Also encoded was: region; rural or urban area; city size; ethnic identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-04 / 1993-03
    Australia, March to July 1993 Austria, February to March 1993 Germany, May to July 1991 Great Britain, March to June 1991 Northern Ireland, February to March 1991 Hungary, April to May 1991 Ireland, September to November 1991 Israel, December 1991 Italy, April 1990 Netherlands, 1991 New Zealand, June to July 1991 Norway, February to June 1991 Philippines, June to July 1991 Poland, November to December 1991 Russia, May to June 1991 Slovenia, November to December 1991 USA, February to April 1991
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • United States (US)
  • Australia (AU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Israel (IL)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovenia (SI)
Sampled Universe
Australia: persons 18 years old and older Austria: persons in private households 16 years old and older Germany: persons in private households 18 years old and older Great Britain: persons in private households 18 years old and older Hungary: adult population Ireland: not specified Israel: not specified Italy: persons between the ages of 14 and 74 years Netherlands: persons from a mail register New Zealand: persons over 18 years old from the election register Northern Ireland: not specified Norway: persons between the ages of 16 and 79 years from the central register Philippines: persons 18 years old and older Poland: persons in private households between the ages of 15 and 65 years Russia: persons 16 years old and older Slovenia: persons between the ages of 18 and 70 years USA: not specified
Sampling
Australia: simple random sample Austria: multi-stage stratified random sample Germany: multi-stage stratified random sample Great Britain: multi-stage stratified random sample Northern Ireland:. Hungary: multi-stage random sample from the adult population Ireland: random selection according to RANSAM system Israel: area probability sample Italy: random selection New Zealand: simple random selection of persons from the election register Netherlands: simple random selection of persons from a mail register Norway: simple random selection of persons from the central register Philippines: multi-stage stratified random sample Poland: multi-stage stratified random sample Russia: multi-stage stratified random sample Slovenia: multi-stage stratified random sample USA: three-stage NORC master sampling
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey and written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 22767
    Number of Variables: 154
Note
Further ISSP Surveys are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1490, 1620, 1680, 1700, 1840, 1950, 2240. The survey number of cases in the individual countries were as follows: Australia, 2203 cases (self-completion questionnaire mailed out to respondents); Austria, 984 cases (oral interview); Germany, 2832 cases (written survey); Great Britain, 1257 cases (oral interview and written supplementary survey); Northern Ireland, 838 cases ; Hungary, 1000 cases (oral interview); Ireland, 1005 cases (oral interview); Israel, 991 cases (oral interview); Italy, 983 cases (oral interview); Netherlands, 1635 cases; New Zealand, 1070 cases (mail survey); Norway, 1506 cases (mail survey); Philippines, 1063 cases (oral interview); Poland, 1063 cases (oral and written survey); Russia, 2964 cases (written survey); Slovenia, 2080 cases (oral interview); USA, 1359 cases (oral and written survey).
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2150 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 181 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

ISSP Research Group (1993): International Social Survey Programme: Religion I - ISSP 1991. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2150