British Social Attitudes Survey, 1987
- Social and Community Planning Research
- Archival Version (Subtitle)
- British Social Attitudes Survey Series
- Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (Great Britain)
- Nuffield Foundation (United Kingdom)
- Department of Employment
- Department of the Environment (United Kingdom)
- Countryside Commission (Great Britain)
- Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom)
AbstractThis survey is part of a continuing series designed to monitor trends in a wide range of social attitudes in Great Britain. The British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA) is similar in purpose to the General Social Survey carried out by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) in the United States. The BSA questionnaire had two parts, one administered by an interviewer and the other completed by the respondent. As in the past, the 1986 interview questionnaire contained a number of "core" questions covering the major topic areas of defense, the economy, labor market participation, and the welfare state. The 1987 self-enumerated questionnaire was devoted to a series of questions on a range of social, economic, political, and moral issues. Topics that received attention (by section) include: (1) newspaper readership, defense, international relations, (2) economic issues/policies, household income, economic activity, labor market participation, (3) the welfare state, the National Health Service, education, (4) race, social class, religion, (5) sex, gender, and moral issues, politics/institutions, (6) right/wrong, industry/jobs, (7) housing and the countryside, and (8) AIDS and housing. Beginning in 1985, an international initiative funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the International Social Survey Program (ISSP), also contributed a module to the BSA. The topic of the ISSP module in this collection was inequality. Additional demographic data gathered included age, gender, education, occupation, household income, marital status, social class, and religious and political affiliations.
MethodsThere is one weight variable in the data file called WTFACTOR.
Table of Contents
- DS1: Dataset
Time period: 1987
Collection date: 1987
face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire
(1) In 1999, Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR) became the National Centre for Social Research. (2) Under agreement with the UKDA, the data are disseminated as they were received, without additional processing by ICPSR. This agreement also provides that ICPSR will disseminate the data only for use within its member institutions. Persons from nonmember institutions may request these data directly from the UKDA. (3) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (4) The documentation was converted to Portable Document Format (PDF) by the UKDA. The PDF documentation can also be downloaded from the UKDA Web site. (5) The formats for some variables in the SPSS portable file (e.g., SMOREFT) are not wide enough to accommodate the missing value specifications. For some procedures SPSS will display these missing values as asterisks. Users can widen the formats to display the actual missing value codes. (6) The British Social Attitudes Survey series began in 1983 and was conducted every year since, except in 1988 and 1992 when the core funding from the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts was devoted to conducting post-election studies of political attitudes and voting behavior in the British Election Study (BES) Survey series.
- 3091 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Is previous version of
Paterson, Lindsay. Education, social attitudes and social participation among adults in Britain. Sociological Research Online.19, (1), 2014.
- ID: 10.5153/sro.3235 (DOI)
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