International Social Survey Programme: Social Inequality III - ISSP 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
  • Kelley, Jonathan (Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research University of Melbourne, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Evans, Mariah (Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research University of Melbourne, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Zagórski, Krzysztof (Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research) (Researcher)
  • Haller, Max (Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Hadler, Markus (Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Dimova, Lilia (Agency for Social Analyses, Sofia, Bulgaria) (Researcher)
  • Lehmann, Carla (Centro de Estudios Públicos, Santiago, Chile) (Researcher)
  • Papageorgioú, Bambos (Centre of Applied Research, Nicosia, Cyprus) (Researcher)
  • Forsé, Michel (France) (Researcher)
  • Lemel, Yannick (France) (Researcher)
  • Harkness, Janet (ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany) (Researcher)
  • Mohler, Peter Ph. (ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany) (Researcher)
  • Jowell, Roger (National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Park, Alison (National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Thomson, Katarina (National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Jarvis, Lindsey (National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Bromley, Catherine (National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Stratford, Nina (National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Róbert, Péter (TÁRKI RT - Social Research Center, Hungarian Science Foundation (OTKA)) (Researcher)
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah (Israel) (Researcher)
  • Yuchtman-Yaar, Eppie (Israel) (Researcher)
  • Onodera, Noriko (Japan) (Researcher)
  • Tabuns, Aivars (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia) (Researcher)
  • Koroleva, Ilze (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia) (Researcher)
  • Gendall, Philip (Massey University, Department of Marketing, Palmerston North, New Zealand) (Researcher)
  • Leiulfsrud, Håkon (Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim) (Researcher)
  • Halvorsen, Knut (Oslo University College) (Researcher)
  • Skjåk, Knut K. (Norwegian Social Science Data Services) (Researcher)
  • Cichomski, Bogdan (Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland) (Researcher)
  • Villaverde Cabral, Manuel (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Vala, Jorge (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Khakhulina, Ludmila (Russia) (Researcher)
  • Tos, Niko (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Diez-Nicolás, Juan (ASEP, S.A., Spain) (Researcher)
  • Svallfors, S. (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Edlund, Jonas (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Davis, James A. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), USA) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), USA) (Researcher)
  • Marsden, Peter V. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), USA) (Researcher)
  • Carleton University Survey Centre, Canada (Researcher)
  • Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (Researcher)
  • Social Weather Stations, Inc. (SWS), Philippines (Researcher)
  • Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Researcher)
  • Institute for Public Opinion Research at the Statistical Office of Slovak Republic (Researcher)
  • Australia: Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies,Australian National University (Data Collector)
  • Datacol, Canberra (Data Collector)
  • Austria: Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES), Vienna (Data Collector)
  • Cyprus: Car, Cyprus college (Data Collector)
  • Germany: Infratest, Munich (Data Collector)
  • Hungary: TÁRKI RT (Data Collector)
  • Norway: Opinion AS (Data Collector)
  • Philippines_ Social Weather Stations (Data Collector)
  • Poland: Public Opinion Research Center (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatística (Data Collector)
  • Russia: VCIOM, Moskow (Data Collector)
  • Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK),Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • Spain: INTERCAMPO (Data Collector)
  • Sweden: SIFO (Data Collector)
  • USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago (Data Collector)
  • Bulgaria: no information available (Data Collector)
  • Canada: Carleton University Survey Center, Ottawa (Data Collector)
  • Chile: Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago (Data Collector)
  • Czech Republic: STEM, Center for Empirical Studies, Prague (Data Collector)
  • France: no information available (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London (Data Collector)
  • Hungary: TARKI, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Israel: no information available (Data Collector)
  • Japan: NHK, Tokyo (Data Collector)
  • Latvia: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia (Data Collector)
  • New Zealand: Department of Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North (Data Collector)
  • Norway: Opinion AS (Data Collector)
  • Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: Instítúto Nacional de Estatistica (Data Collector)
  • Slovakia: no information available (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Equality and inequality
  • Abstract

    Attitude to social inequality. Topics: Social background and good relations as most important prerequisites for success in the society; most important criteria for social mobility (scale: personal effort, intelligence or corruption); reasons for and acceptance of social inequality; Self-assessment of payment suitable for performance; estimation of actual and adequate monthly income for occupational groups; responsibility of government to reduce income differences; attitude to a progressive tax rate; assessment of the economic differences between poor and rich countries; attitude towards compensation by additional taxes in the wealthy countries (Redistribution); justification of better medical supply and better education for people with higher income; assumption of conflicts between social groups in the country; self-assessment on a top-bottom-scale and expectation of the individual level in 10 years; social mobility; criteria for the classification of payment for work (scale: responsibility, education, supervisor function, needed support for family and children or quality of job performance); feeling of a just payment; characterisation of the actual and the desired social system of the country, measured by classification on pyramid diagrams; Self-assessment of the respondent as well as classification of an unskilled factory worker and a chairman of a large corporation on a top-bottom-scale; number of books in the parental home in the respondent’s youth. Demography: Age; gender; living together with a partner; marital status; school education; denomination; occupation status; profession (ISCO code); occupation in the public sector; autonomy; working hours per week; net income of the respondent; supervisor function; occupation status as well as profession and supervisor function of the partner; household structure; family income; size of household; city size; region; unemployment within the last few years and duration of unemployment; religiousness; frequency of church attendance; forms of the faith in God; Self-assessment of the social class; union membership; party preference; participation in elections; living situation and living status; in some countries: ethnic membership of the respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-10 / 2001-09
    Australia: November 1999 - March 2000 Austria: October 2000 - November 2000 Bulgaria: July 1999 - September 1999 Canada: 01. December 1999 - 01. March 2000 Chile: 18. March 2000 - 04. April 2000 Cyprus: 01. July 1999 - 15. September 1999 Czech Republic: 18. January 1999 - 24. February 1999 France: October 1999 Germany: 18. January 2000 - 31. July 2000 Great Britain: June 1999 - November 1999 Hungary: 19. November 1998 - 28. November 1998 Israel: in 1999 (3 months) Japan: 26. November 1999 - 06. December 1999 Latvia: 12. December 1999 - 30. December 1999 New Zealand: 27. May 1999 - 30. August 1999 Northern Ireland: 07. October 1999 - 14. January 2000 Norway: September 1999 - November 1999 Philippines: 27. November 1999 - 15. December 1999 Poland: November 1999 - December 1999 Portugal: May 1999 - June 1999 Russia: 25. March 1999 - 14. April 1999 Slovakia: 11. September 2001 - 24. September 2001 Slovenia: October 1998 Spain: 08. November 1999 - 12. November 1999 Sweden: February 1999 - June 1999 USA: February 2000 - June 2000
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Canada (CA)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • United States (US)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Slovenia (SI)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 years old and older
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random samples
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
  • Oral and paper and pencil interviews with standardised questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 32178
    Number of Variables: 141
Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands and Switzerland: the datasets were not integrated into the international file. For detailed information see under the ZA-study-Nos. 3558 (Brazil), 3562 (Denmark), 3613 (Ireland), 3293 (Netherlands) and 3297 (Switzerland).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3430 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 196 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22