Social Survey Iraq 2005

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
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and behaviour. Government and political systems. Conflicts, security and peace. Socio-economic and demographic issues. Topics: general life satisfaction; assessment of living standards compared to the pre-war period in spring 2003 and expected standard of living in one year (respondent and Iraq); retrospective assessment of the invasion of the US led troops in spring 2003; future expectations for Iraq (most positive and most negative event, respectively); estimated likelihood of this event; biggest probleme today; living conditions in selected areas of the neighbourhood at present, before the war and in one year´s time (security situation, job availability, electricity supply, availability of clean water, medical supplies, local schools and administration, availability of basic household items, protection of the family from crime, economic situation of the family, freedom of speech); political tasks which are to be carried out by the local authorities or which should not have priority (e. g. restoring public security, ensuring the increase in oil production, revitalising the economy, etc.); assessement of the reconstruction of the residential area since the war; the main contributor to reconstruction; preferred future structure for Iraq; national leader most trusted by the respondent and not trusted at all; institutional confidence; current needs for Iraq and after the planned elections in December 2005 and five years (strong Iraqi leadership or leadership, government of religious leaders or Iraqi military leaders, Iraqi democracy, Iraqi government of experts or managers, Iraqi government supported by the UN); reason for this opinion; preferred political system for Iraq at present and in five years; confidence regarding a stable government after the planned December 2005 elections; interest in politics; political participation; party preference in the planned national elections; parties that the respondent would never vote; familiarity with the new constitution; opinion on this new Iraqi constitution; evaluation of the new constitution in relation to selected issues (freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the media, non-violent assemblies, independance of religion and state, right to a fair trial for everyone, introduction of Sharia law, equal rights for all Iraqis); assessment of the work of the current national government; control body in the country; evaluation of the work of the US and other coalition forces since the war; support or rejection of the presence of coalition forces in Iraq; preferred length of stay of US troops and other coalition forces in Iraq; feeling of security in the neighbourhood and in Iraq; reasons for a lack of security feeling; frequency of selected avoidance strategies to avoid annoyance (e. g. leaving home); change of security in Iraq since the end of the coalition transitional administration; accountability for this change; key measures to restore public security; expected development of the security situation; importance of personal information about news and current events; frequency of use of selected sources of information for news and current events; general trust in people; opinion on the role of women in public life. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household size; education; current employment status; current or last profession; employment sector; net household income (local currency and US dollar); household items (e. g. air conditioning, bicycle, car, iron, agricultural machinery and livestock, refrigerator, motorcycle, telephone, etc.); waiting time for gas to heat and cook; waiting time for gasoline at petrol stations; daily household electricity availability; nationality; religion; doctrine. Additionally coded was: questionnaire ID; governorate; district; urban/rural residential area; old region; new region; regional groups; interview conducted before or after October 15,2005; respondent´s age estimated by the interviewer; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-10-08 / 2005-11-22
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: 1711
    Number of Variables: 288
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5145 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2016-03-16