Polish General Social Survey 1992-1999

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Cichomski, Bogdan (Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Polen)
Other Title
  • Polski Generalny Sondaz Spoleczny 1992-1999 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • Department of Scientific Research of the Polish SociologicalAssociation (1992) (Data Collector)
  • Center of Field Research (ORBS) at the Institute of Philosophy andSociology, Polish Academy of Science (1993-1995) (Data Collector)
  • SMG/KRC Poland Media (1997) (Data Collector)
  • Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) (1999) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Religion and values
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social change
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Equality and inequality
    • Social and occupational mobility
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Trends and consequences of the social change; individual attitudes, values, orientations and social behavior. Cumulative data set. Topics: Job status; labor situation; social prestige; socio-economic position (scale); place of work characterized in terms of ownership, branch of industry and size; experiences and periods of unemployment; job status of his/her spouse and parents; occupational intergenerational mobility; first job, evaluation of the place of work and occupation within one's own value system, job security; satisfaction with the job; education of parents and spouse; perception of the role of education; school ownership (state/private) and place; degrees and occupational titles obtained; social background; geographical mobility; marriage and family structure; attitudes towards family and the situation of women; socialization; one's own economic situation and that of the family; individual and household income; dwelling situation; position of household goods; debt and savings of the household; satisfaction with individual income and the economic situation of the family; current state of changes of the economic situation in Poland; economic distributive justice; distribution of incomes; acceptance of economic inequalities among different occupations and social strata; social position and its changes; encompassing class-strata identification; one's own present and past social position; self-evaluation of occupational, economic and educational status in comparison to that of the parents; judgment on social structure, social inequalities and systemic changes in Poland; assessment of factors determining success in life; perception of mechanisms creating social inequalities and determining levels of poverty and wealth; voting behavior and preferences; participation in presidential elections of 1990 1991, 1993, 1995 and in 1997 parliamentary elections and constitutional referendum; vote intention 1999; efficacy of the political system and democracy; trust in main social and political institutions; criteria for governing distribution of budgetary funds for different public goals; political and ideological orientations; interest in politics and public life; preferred political goals; postulated role of government in economy and public life; opinions on communism and socialism; self-identification on a left-right scale, tolerance toward communists, atheists and militarists; threats to Poland's independence from other countries; religious denomination and frequency of religious practices; strength of belief; belief in a life after death; trust in the Catholic Church, evaluation of the church and denominational organization influence on public life; tolerance toward atheists; attitudes toward contemporary ethical dilemmas (abortion, divorce, euthanasia, capital punishment) and law-abidance; satisfaction with one's own life in society; satisfaction with different domains of life (family, marriage, social, economic and professional situation) and their importance to the individual; measures of painful and joyful experiences; the will to live; joyfulness and happiness; trust in other people; state of health; smoking and alcohol consumption. In addition separate modules from the international comparative research project ISSP are included in the cumulative data set: Social Inequalities (1992), Environmental Protection (1993), Family and Social Roles of Women (1994), Sexual Experiences suplement (1994), National Identity (1995), Work Orientations II (split A in 1997) and Role of Government III (split B in 1997), Social Inequalities III (split A in 1999) and Religion (split B in 1999).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-05 / 1999-12
    The survey periods: May-June 1992 May-June 1993 May-June 1994 May-June 1995 November-December 1997 November-December 1999.
Geographic Coverage
  • Poland (PL)
Sampled Universe
The adult household members 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample. In 1997 and 1999 the sample size was increased to divide the sample into two parallel representative sub-samples
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 11192
    Number of Variables: 1112
From 1992 to 1995 the PGSS was an annual survey with uniform methodological standards and identical items. Since 1997 the biennial cycle has been adopted and the sample size has been increased. The totals of cases are distributed as follows: 1992: 1647 1993: 1649 1994: 1609 1995: 1603 1997: 2402 1999: 2282 (For further methodological information please see the PGSS codebook.) The integrated data set 1992-1999 is also available at the Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw: (http://www.iss.uw.edu.pl/osrodki/obs/pgss/en/index.html). Previous cumulative data sets of the PGSS are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2350, 2611 and 3200.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3946 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Polish General Social Surveys. Cumulative Codebook 1992-1999. Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw. Dezember 2001. (PDF format)
  • Polish General Social Surveys 1992-1999. Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw. CD ROM, Dezember 2001.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 82 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22