Social Survey Iraq 2004 (February)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sahm, Christoph M. (Oxford Research International, Oxford)
  • Departement of Sociology, University of Oxford
Publication Date
  • Oxford Research International, Oxford (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
    • Income
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and behaviour. Socio-economic and demographic issues. Topics: life satisfaction; assessment of the quality of life compared to the period before spring 2003 (war); future expectations; biggest current problem; retrospective assessment of the invasion of the US led troops in spring 2003; assessment of the invasion as humiliation or liberation of Iraq; assessment of the current living conditions in the neighbourhood in terms of: security, job opportunities, availability of electricity, clean water and health care, local schools, local government, availability of basic household items and products and services beyond basic needs, protection of the family from crime); assessment of living conditions compared to a year ago and expected living conditions in a year; political tasks, which should have priority vs. should not have priority (e. g. restoring public security, ensuring the increase in oil production, revitalising the economy, etc.); responsibility for the implementation of the three main priorities; country that could serve as a model for Iraq vs. Iraq does not need a model; ranking of the most important countries or organisations for Iraq´s reconstruction; countries or organisations that should not play a role in reconstruction (ranking order); national leader most trusted or not trusted at all by the respondent; perception of various organisations and institutions; institutional confidence; current requirements for Iraq and within the next twelve months or five years (strong Iraqi leader or leadership group, provisional authority of the coalition, government of religious leaders or made up of Iraqi military leaders, UN transitional government, Iraqi democracy, Iraqi government made up of experts or managers, Iraqi transitional government; reason for this choice (recoded); ranking of the three most important political tasks for a new political order in Iraq; political system and political actor; the most important components of a democracy (recoded); no component of a democracy (recoded); preferred future structure of Iraq; political interest; change in political interest over the last twelve months; political participation; party preference in national elections; parties that the respondent would not vote for; acceptance of selected violent political actions (e. g. attacks on coalition troops, attacks on foreigners working for the UN, etc.); support for the presence of coalition troops in Iraq; evaluation of personal encounters with coalition forces; appropriate measures to improve security; preferred length of stay for US troops and other coalition forces; frequency of use of selected sources of information for news and current events (media: TV, radio, newspapers, Internet, and family or relatives); evaluation of personal encounters with coalition forces; sympathy scales for selected countries (Great Britain, France, Germany, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and USA). Demography: sex; age; marital status; household size; main breadwinner; education of the respondent and the main breadwinner; current employment status of the respondent and the main breadwinner; current or last occupation of the respondent and the main breadwinner; occupational group of the respondent and the main breadwinner; employment sector of the respondent and the main breadwinner; mother tongue; language spoken at home; other language (s); net household income; possessions (e. g. air conditioning, bicycle, car, iron, agricultural machinery and farm animals, refrigerator, motorcycle, telephone etc.); nationality; religion. Additionally coded was: questionnaire ID; governorate; district and sub district; interview accompanied by a supervisor; interview day; date of interview (day and month); interview start and end; interview duration; interview language; respondent was recontacted; urban/rural residential area; settlement type; household income recoded in dollars; age of respondent estimated by interviewer; weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2004-02-09 / 2004-02-28
Geographic Coverage
  • Iraq (IQ)
Sampled Universe
Residents aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2737
    Number of Variables: 285
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5142 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2016-03-16