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Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Cichomski, Bogdan (University of Warsaw. Institute for Social Studies)
  • Jerzynski, Tomasz (University of Warsaw. Institute for Social Studies)
  • Zielinski, Marcin (University of Warsaw. Institute for Social Studies)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Polish General Social Survey (PGSS) Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Komitet Badan Naukowych (Poland)
Free Keywords
abortion; attitudes; civil rights; drinking behavior; education; environmental attitudes; family work relationship; gender roles; government spending; health; homosexuality; income; labor (work); life satisfaction; mass media; memberships; morality; news media; occupations; political attitudes; political ideology; public opinion; religious behavior; sexual behavior; smoking; social attitudes; social behavior; social change; social indicators; social inequality; social issues; socioeconomic status; tolerance; trust in government; values; voting behavior; work attitudes
  • Abstract

    The Polish General Social Survey (PGSS), conducted annually since 1992 through 1995 and later biennially, is design to measure opinions and social characteristics of Polish society. PGSS core variables include socioeconomic and demographic items with an emphasis on stratification measures (occupation, labor force status, education, income) of respondents and their spouses and parents. In addition, there are attitudinal variables concerning political opinions and ideology, national spending, religious beliefs, social inequality, job and occupational values, tolerance, educational values, attitudes toward other countries, traditional sex roles, family issues, abortion, and homosexuality. Other variables gauge subjective well-being, social class identification, satisfaction with different spheres of life, and confidence in public institutions. Respondents were also queried about their voting behavior, social interactions, religiosity, health, smoking, and drinking. Each year, additional topical modules of questions from the International Social Survey Program have been added: "Inequality II" (1992), "Environment" (1993), "Family and Changing Gender Roles II" and "Sexual Behavior" (1994), "National Identity" (1995), "Work Orientations II" (1997), and "Social Inequality III" (1999). This study is a continuation of the POLISH GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEY, 1992-1994 (ICPSR 6155).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: Data Definition Statements in Polish
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992 / 1999
    Time period: 1992--1999
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Poland
Sampled Universe
Members of Polish households 18 years and older.
Random multistage area sampling.
2003-05-06 The names of two additional principal investigators were added. Funding insitution(s): Komitet Badan Naukowych (Poland) (BST-435).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3487 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03487.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Cichomski, Bogdan; Jerzynski, Tomasz; Zielinski, Marcin (2003): Polish General Social Survey, 1992-1999. Archival Version. Polish General Social Survey (PGSS) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.