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International Social Survey Programme: Religion III - ISSP 2008

Version
2.3.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
2018-10-26
Contributor
  • Höllinger, Franz (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Haller, Max (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Evans, Ann (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Carton, Ann (Vlaamse Overheid, Studiedienst van de Vlaamse Regering (Research Centre of the Flemish Government) (SVR), Belgium (Flanders)) (Researcher)
  • Segovia, Carolina (Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile) (Researcher)
  • Papageorgiou, Bambos (Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus) (Researcher)
  • Hamplová, Dana (Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic) (Researcher)
  • Clement, Sanne L. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Andersen, Jørgen G. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Harrits, Gitte S. (Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Fridberg, Torben (The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Jæger, Mads (The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Lüchau, Peter (Institute of Philosophy, Education and Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Gundelach, Peter (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Kjær, Ulrik (Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Dore, Carlos (Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) (Researcher)
  • Blom, Raimo (Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Mohler, Peter (GESIS, Germany) (Researcher)
  • Lemel, Yannick (FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France) (Researcher)
  • Forsé, Michel (FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France) (Researcher)
  • Melin, Harri (Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Park, Alison (National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Robert, Peter (TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary) (Researcher)
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah (B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv, Israel) (Researcher)
  • Meraviglia, Cinzia (Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy) (Researcher)
  • Accornero, Laura (Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy) (Researcher)
  • Ghiolla, Máire N. (Social Science Research Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland) (Researcher)
  • Hara, Miwako (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Nishi, Kumiko (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Aramaki, Hiroshi (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Tabuns, Aivars (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Latvia) (Researcher)
  • Koroleva, Ilze (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Latvia) (Researcher)
  • Morones, César (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) (Researcher)
  • Silva, Yasodhara (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) (Researcher)
  • Godinez, Alberto (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) (Researcher)
  • Palacios, Felipe (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) (Researcher)
  • Ceballos, Vanessa (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) (Researcher)
  • Ganzeboom, Harry B.G. (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands) (Researcher)
  • Gendall, Philip (Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand) (Researcher)
  • Devine, Paula (ARK, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen`s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland) (Researcher)
  • Lundby, Knut (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Repstad, Pål (University of Agder, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Magnussen, May-Linda (Agder Research, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Schmidt, Ulla (Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway) (Researcher)
  • Aagedal, Olaf (Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway) (Researcher)
  • Botvar, Pål K. (Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway) (Researcher)
  • Skjåk, Knut K. (Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Vala, Jorge (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Ramos, Alice (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Cichomski, Bogdan (Institute of Social Studies, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland) (Researcher)
  • Khakhulina, Ludmilla (Levada-Center, Moscow, Russia) (Researcher)
  • Hafner-Fink, Mitja (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Malnar, Brina (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Toš, Niko (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Struwig, Jare (Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa) (Researcher)
  • Kim, Sang-Wook (Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea) (Researcher)
  • Méndez, Mónica (Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid, Spain) (Researcher)
  • García-Pardo, Natalia (Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid, Spain) (Researcher)
  • Edlund, Jonas (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Svallfors, Stefan (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Chang, Ying-hwa (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan) (Researcher)
  • Kalaycıoğlu, Ersin (Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey) (Researcher)
  • Ivaschenko, Olga (Department of Social Structures, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Kyiv, Ukraine) (Researcher)
  • Ferre, Zuleika (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay) (Researcher)
  • Piani, Giorgina (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay) (Researcher)
  • Rossi, Máximo (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay) (Researcher)
  • Goyeneche, Juan J. (Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay) (Researcher)
  • Zoppolo, Guillermo (Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay) (Researcher)
  • Davis, James A. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Marsden, Peter V. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Briceño León, Roberto (LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela) (Researcher)
  • Ávila, Olga (LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela) (Researcher)
  • Camardiel, Alberto (LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela) (Researcher)
  • Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia (Researcher)
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines (Researcher)
  • Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia (Researcher)
  • FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (Researcher)
  • Fieldwork institutes:Austria: IFES-Institut, Vienna (Data Collector)
  • Australia: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne (Data Collector)
  • Belgium - Flanders: Significant GfK, Heverlee (Data Collector)
  • Chile: ICCOM, Santiago (Data Collector)
  • Croatia: Institute for Social Research, Zagreb (Data Collector)
  • Cyprus: Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Czech Republic: Factum Invenio, s.r.o., Praha (Data Collector)
  • Denmark: SFI SURVEY, Copenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Dominican Republic: Asisa Research Group (ARG) (Data Collector)
  • Finland: Statistics Finland, Social Survey Unit, Helsinki (Data Collector)
  • France: FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff (Data Collector)
  • Germany: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London (Data Collector)
  • Hungary: TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Ireland: Amárach Field Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Israel: B.I. and Cucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv (Data Collector)
  • Italy: Doxa S.p.A., Milan (Data Collector)
  • Japan: Central Research Services, Tokyo (Data Collector)
  • Latvia: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Mexico: Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco (Data Collector)
  • Netherlands: Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • New Zealand: Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North (Data Collector)
  • Northern Ireland: Interviewing was carried out by social survey interviewers employed by the Central Survey Unit of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Data Collector)
  • Norway: TNS Gallup, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City (Data Collector)
  • Poland: Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warsaw (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (Data Collector)
  • Russia: Levada-Center, Moscow (Data Collector)
  • Slovakia: FOCUS, Bratislava (Data Collector)
  • Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK) (Data Collector)
  • University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria (Data Collector)
  • South-Korea: Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul (Data Collector)
  • Spain: Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid (Data Collector)
  • Sweden: SIFO Research and Consulting, Stockholm (Data Collector)
  • Switzerland: MIS Trend, Lausanne (Data Collector)
  • Taiwan: Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei (Data Collector)
  • Turkey: Infakto Research Workshop, Istanbul (Data Collector)
  • Ukraine: Kiev international institute of sociology (KIIS) (Data Collector)
  • Uruguay: Department of Economics – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay (Data Collector)
  • United States: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago (Data Collector)
  • Venezuela: Instituto DELPHOS (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
Description
  • Abstract

    Content: attitudes towards religious practices. Topics: assessment of personal happiness; attitudes towards pre-marital sexual intercourse; attitudes towards committed adultery; attitudes towards homosexual relationships between adults; attitudes towards abortion in case of serious disability or illness of the baby or low income of the family; attitudes towards gender roles in marriage; people can be trusted vs. can´t be too careful in dealing with people; trust in institutions (parliament, business and industry, churches and religious organizations, courts and the legal system, schools and the educational system); mobility; attitudes towards the influence of religious leaders on voters and government; attitudes towards the benefits of science and religion (scale: modern science does more harm than good, too much trust in science and not enough in religious faith, religions bring more conflicts than peace, intolerance of people with very strong religious beliefs); judgement on the power of churches and religious organizations; attitudes towards equal rights for all religious groups in the country and respect for all religions; acceptance of persons from a different religion or with different religious views in case of marrying a relative or being a candidate of the preferred political party (social distance); attitudes towards the allowance for religious extremists to hold public meetings and to publish books expressing their views (freedom of expression); doubt or firm belief in God (deism, scale); belief in: a life after death, heaven, hell, religious miracles, reincarnation, Nirvana, supernatural powers of deceased ancestors; attitudes towards a higher truth and towards meaning of life (scale: God is concerned with every human being personally, little that people can do to change the course of their lives (fatalism), life is meaningful only because God exists, life does not serve any purpose, life is only meaningful if someone provides the meaning himself, connection with God without churches or religious services); religious preference (affiliation) of mother, father and spouse/partner; religion respondent was raised in; frequency of church attendance (of attendance in religious services) of father and mother; personal frequency of church attendance when young; frequency of prayers and participation in religious activities; shrine, altar or a religious object in respondent’s home; frequency of visiting a holy place (shrine, temple, church or mosque) for religious reasons except regular religious services; self-classification of personal religiousness and spirituality; truth in one or in all religions; attitudes towards the profits of practicing a religion (scale: finding inner peace and happiness, making friends, gaining comfort in times of trouble and sorrow, meeting the right kind of people). Optional items (not stated in all countries): ´born-again´ Christian; attitudes towards the Bible (or appropriate holy book); questions generally applicable for all countries: conversion of faith after crucial experience; personal sacrifice as an expression of faith such as fasting or following a special diet during holy season such as Lent or Ramadan; concept of God (semantic differential scale: mother - father, master - spouse, judge - lover, friend - king); belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, faith healers and horoscopes; decision criteria for personal actions (laws or religious principles); attitudes towards members of different religious groups (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Atheists or non-believers). Demography: sex; age; marital status; steady life partner; years of schooling; highest education level; country specific education and degree; current employment status (respondent and partner); hours worked weekly; occupation (ISCO 1988) (respondent and partner); supervising function at work; working for private or public sector or self-employed (respondent and partner); if self-employed: number of employees; trade union membership; earnings of respondent (country specific); family income (country specific); size of household; household composition; party affiliation (left-right); country specific party affiliation; participation in last election; religious denomination; religious main groups; attendance of religious services; self-placement on a top-bottom scale; region (country specific); size of community (country specific); type of community: urban-rural area; country of origin or ethnic group affiliation. Additionally coded: administrative mode of data-collection; weighting factor; case substitution.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-12-02 / 2010-02-28
    Australia
  • 2008-10-22 / 2008-12-08
    Austria
  • 2008-03-10 / 2008-07-10
    Belgium - Flanders
  • 2008-06-07 / 2008-06-26
    Chile
  • 2009-06-01 / 2009-09-15
    Croatia
  • 2008-09-15 / 2008-09-29
    Czech Republic
  • 2009-01-22 / 2009-07-12
    Denmark
  • 2008-12-12 / 2008-12-30
    Dominican Republic
  • 2008-09-19 / 2009-01-08
    Finland
  • 2008-09 / 2008-12
    France
  • 2008-03-01 / 2008-08-23
    Germany
  • 2008-06-10 / 2008-11-11
    Great Britain
  • 2008-08-12 / 2008-10-31
    Ireland
  • 2009-09-15 / 2010-02-15
    Israel
  • 2008-11-03 / 2010-03-07
    Italy
  • 2008-11-22 / 2008-11-30
    Japan
  • 2009-06-12 / 2009-07-06
    Latvia
  • 2009-07-18 / 2009-08-03
    Mexico
  • 2008-03 / 2008-12
    Netherlands
  • 2008-08-26 / 2008-11-30
    New Zealand
  • 2008-10-01 / 2009-02-27
    Northern Ireland
  • 2008-05-07 / 2008-07-09
    Norway
  • 2007-11-30 / 2007-12-03
    Philippines - Survey of Christians
  • 2008-04-02 / 2008-04-12
    Philippines - Survey of Moslems
  • 2010-06-02 / 2010-07-09
    Poland
  • 2009-06 / 2009-11
    Portugal
  • 2009-01-02 / 2009-01-26
    Russia
  • 2008-10-07 / 2008-10-28
    Slovakia
  • 2009-03-24 / 2009-06-04
    Slovenia
  • 2008-11-03 / 2008-12-20
    South Africa
  • 2008-06-29 / 2008-08-30
    South Korea
  • 2008-10-21 / 2008-12-05
    Spain
  • 2008-02-19 / 2008-04-29
    Sweden
  • 2008-02-08 / 2009-09-05
    Switzerland
  • 2009-07-15 / 2009-09-06
    Taiwan
  • 2008-12-01 / 2009-02-21
    Turkey
  • 2008-10-11 / 2008-10-20
    Ukraine
  • 2008-11-30 / 2008-12-10
    Hungary
  • 2008-09-20 / 2008-12-20
    Uruguay
  • 2008-04-16 / 2008-09-15
    United States
  • 2008-07-04 / 2008-07-12
    Venezuela
  • 2008-07-07 / 2008-09-19
    Cyprus
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
    Flanders
  • Chile (CL)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Dominican Republic (DO)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • United States (US)
  • Uruguay (UY)
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (VE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older Exceptions: Finland (15 to 74 years), Japan (16 years and over), Latvia (18 to 74 years), Norway (18 to 79 years), Russia (16 years and over), South Africa (16 years and over) and Sweden (17 to 79 years)
Sampling
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Probability Sample: Simple Random Sample Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
  • Different modes of data collection depending on the country: Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview) Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 59982
    Number of Variables: 364
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4950 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
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Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2018-10-26

ISSP Research Group (2018): International Social Survey Programme: Religion III - ISSP 2008. Version: 2.3.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13161