MOSAiCH-ISSP 2018. Measurement and Observation of Social Attitudes in Switzerland. Study on Religion and related topics

Resource Type
  • Ernst Staehli, Michèle
  • Joye, Dominique
  • Nisple, Karin
  • Ochsner, Michael
  • Pollien, Alexandre
  • Sapin, Marlène
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • Abstract

    MOSAiCH is a cross-sectional survey that focuses on the Swiss population’s values and attitudes toward a wide range of social issues. The thematic focus of the 2018 edition lies on "Religion IV", the current module of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) which is repeated for the 4th time. This international part is supplemented by selected socio-demographic questions, as well as a module composed of Switzerland specific questions. The questions of this Swiss part are determined by means of a public call and either expand the ISSP module thematically or measure other dimensions that are of special interest to Switzerland.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Whole Switzerland
Sampled Universe
Permanent resident population of Switzerland, aged 18 and over (no upper age limit), living in private households (and speaking either German, French or Italian)
Random sampling : Simple random sample, drawn on national level by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office from the SRPH (Population register: Stichprobenrahmen für Personen- und Haushaltserhebungen)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
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Update Metadata: 2019-03-11 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-03-11