Social Survey Iraq 2004 (June)

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
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and behaviour. Government and political systems. Conflicts, security and peace. Socio-economic and demographic issues. Topics: general satisfaction with life; assessment of living standards in comparison to the pre-war period in spring 2003 and expected standard of living in one year; future expectations (most positive respectively negative event); free choice and control over one´s own life; participation of ordinary citizens in the future development of Iraq versus the decision of the country´s leaders; leeway for ordinary citizens to influence political decisions; retrospective assessment of the invasion of U. S. -led troops in spring 2003; political tasks which should have priority and which should not have priority (e. g. restoring public security, ensuring the increase in oil production, revitalising the economy, etc.); most important measures for restoring public security (e. g. combating crime, etc.); reasons for a lack of security; desired future of state-owned companies; national elections immediately versus only after certain conditions have been met; importance of fulfilling various preconditions before national elections (e. g. the right to vote, restoration of public security, a freeze on attacks, etc.); confidence about scheduled elections in January 2005; awareness of the formation of an independent electoral commission; desired influence of various bodies in the selection of the members of this independent electoral commission (e.g. UN, international election experts, etc.); national leader most trusted or untrusted by the respondent; presidential preference; institutional confidence; current needs for Iraq, within the next twelve months and in five years´ time (strong Iraqi leader or leadership group, provisional authority of the coalition, government of religious leaders or Iraqi military leaders, UN interim government, Iraqi democracy, Iraqi government of experts or leaders, respectively managers, Iraqi Government Councillor); reason for this view; preferred decision making of a National Assembly; most important form of government for the formation of a new political order; most important reason for this view; most essential or rather most insignificant aspect of a democracy; political interest; most effective sources of information on politics; political participation including the acceptance of violent political actions; party preference in national elections; parties that the respondent would not vote for; opinion on the role of parties in Iraq; acceptance selected political actions (e. g. attacks on coalition troops); assessment of the success of the work of the coalition transitional administration, and the Iraqi government council; opinion on an appointed government up to the 2005 national elections; desired difference between the transitional government and the Iraqi government council; reasons for trust or lack of trust in the UN; UN should play a greater vs. smaller role in Iraq; most important respectively most unimportant role of the UN in Iraq; preferred time for the end of the UN engagement in Iraq; support or rejection of the presence of coalition troops in Iraq; change of opinion on the US led coalition in the last two months; reasons for this change of opinion; characterization of the US led coalition troops as liberation power, occupying power, peacekeeping force, exploitation; assessment of personal encounters with coalition troops; misuse of prisoners by US soldiers in Abu Ghraib as misconduct of a few or the US as a whole; surprised by the uncovering of human rights violations by US soldiers; expected punishment of these human rights violations; expected influence on the future of Iraq by human rights violations; reason for this view; key roles and most unimportant role of the US after handing over governmental power to an Iraqi government; 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 of US troops and other coalition forces in Iraq and desired type of engagement; expected security situation with an appointed Iraqi government after June 2004 and an elected Iraqi government after January 2005; registration of the respondent and all household members for food rations; knowledge of Iraqis without registration for food rations; opinion on the food card system; monthly household expenditure in selected areas; daily household electricity availability and last month´s change. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household size;education; current employment status; number of workdays in the last seven days; current or last occupation; employment sector; mother tongue; home language; other language (s); net household income (local currency and US dollar); household items, time of purchase or purchase intention (e. g. air conditioning, bicycle, car, iron, agricultural machinery and farm animals, refrigerator, motorcycle, telephone, etc.); nationality; religion. Additionally coded was: questionnaire ID; governorate; urban/rural residential area; region; weight; respondent´s age estimated by the interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2004-05-19 / 2004-06-14
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: 2912
    Number of Variables: 513
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5144 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2016-03-16