Social Survey Iraq 2004 (March)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sahm, Christoph M. (Oxford Research International, Oxford)
  • Departement of Sociology of 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
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
    • Person, Personality, Role
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and behaviour. Religion. Government and political systems. Conflicts, security and peace. Gender roles. Socio-economic and demographic issues. Topics: life satisfaction; assessment of the standard of living of the household and the expected standard of living in one year; retrospective assessment of the invasion of US led troops in spring 2003; general personal trust; political tasks, which should be given priority and which should not be given priority (e. g. restoring public security, ensuring increased oil production, revitalising the economy, etc.); key measures for restoring public security (e. g. combating crime, etc.).); key measures to stimulate the economy (e. g. job creation in the private and public sectors, fighting inflation, etc.); key measures to rebuild the infrastructure (e. g. access to electricity and clean water, etc.); national elections immediately versus only after certain preconditions have been met; importance of fulfilling various preconditions prior to national elections (e. g. restoring public security, halting attacks in Iraq, etc.); country that is most friendly and least friendly to Iraq; 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; presidential preference; institutional confidence; current needs for Iraq and within the next twelve months or five years (strong Iraqi leader or a leadership group, provisional authority of the coalition, government of religious leaders or Iraqi military leaders, UN transitional government, Iraqi democracy, Iraqi government of experts or managers, Iraqi councilor); reason for this choice (recoded). Religion: desired influence of religion on different areas (e. g. government system, laws, family, education, etc.); opinion on religion in public office (politicians who do not believe in God are unsuitable for public office, more people with strong religious beliefs in public office, no influence of religious leaders on the electoral behaviour of people). State: best system of government for Iraq within the next 12 months, the next 5 years and for the period after 5 years (president who works alongside the National Assembly, only National Assembly and no President or only President and no National Assembly); preferred level of decision-making in a future government (ranking); direct election or appointment of: President for the whole of Iraq, National Assembly for the whole of Iraq, governors for each government district, members of social councils and Moukhtars in the immediate vicinity; preferred organization or person (function) for appointment; preferred order in direct elections; most influential organization or person (function) in the local community and personal preference; most important form of government for building a new political order (ranking order); political system and political actor; most important components of a democracy or person (function); not a component of a democracy (recoded); assessment of selected aspects with regard to their importance for a democracy; most essential or rather most insignificant aspect of a democracy; preferred future structure of Iraq; most important criterion for the future of Iraq (preventing the dominance of some regions over other regions, ensuring a fair distribution of resources among all citizens, inviting all the regions of the country to contribute to shaping national policy, enabeling each region to use its own resources to solve its problems); central government or local people as the highest decision-making level in various areas (police, schools, hospitals, electricity and water, military, streets and courts); political interests; change in political interest over the last twelve months; political participation including acceptance of violent political actions; party preference in national elections; parties that the respondent would not vote for. Gender roles: opinion on the role of women in public life (e. g. voting, public office, driving licence, etc.); some seats in the National Council and in local governments should be reserved for women; preference for a woman or man as a candidate in elections; better suitability of women versus men as a member of the National Assembly. Support or reject the presence of coalition troops in Iraq; evaluation of personal encounters with coalition troops; assessment of the conditions for peace and stability in the country over the last three months; sense of security in the neighbourhood; appropriate measures to improve security; preferred length of stay for US troops and other coalition forces; implementation of the agreement on full sovereignty; importance of transitional administrative law (e. g. Islamic religious leaders as part of the government). 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; household equipment and 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; interview date (day and month); start and finish of interview; Interview language; respondent was re-contacted; urban/rural residential area; size of settlement; region; respondent´s age estimated by the interviewer; household income recoded in dollars; weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2004-03-16 / 2004-04-02
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: 2836
    Number of Variables: 425
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5143 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2016-03-16