International Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I/II - ISSP 1985 - 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
  • Kelley, Jonathan (The Australien National University, Canberra) (Researcher)
  • Bean, Clive (The Australien National University, Canberra) (Researcher)
  • Calvi, Gabriele (EURISCO, Milan) (Researcher)
  • Davis, James A. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago) (Researcher)
  • Brook, Lindsay (Social and Community Planning Research, London) (Researcher)
  • Taylor, Bridget (Social and Community Planning Research, London) (Researcher)
  • Jowell, Roger J. (Social and Community Planning Research, London) (Researcher)
  • Witherspoon, Sharon (Social and Community Planning Research, London) (Researcher)
  • Department of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra (Researcher)
  • Eurisko, Ricerca Sociale e di Marketing, Milan (Researcher)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Researcher)
  • Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung an der Universität zu Köln (Researcher)
  • Australia: NSSS, Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, in conjunction with Datacol (Data Collector)
  • Germany: ZUMA, Mannheim und INFAS, Bonn (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: Social and Community Planning Research, London (Data Collector)
  • Italy: EURISCO, Milan (Data Collector)
  • USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Economic policy
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-02 / 1986
    Germany: May to August 1985 Great Britain: April to June 1985 USA: February to April 1985 Italy: September to October 1985 Australia: 1986
  • 1990-02 / 1990-12
    Australia: March to July 1990 Germany (west): March to May 1990 Germany (east): December 1990 Great Britain: March to June 1990 Italy: April 1990 USA: February to April 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Germany (DE)
    1985: west 1990: east and west
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Italy (IT)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
respondents 18 years old and older (Italy: 18-74)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Australia: random sample (area probability sample) in city areas and random sample from the voter registry in rural areas (1990: simple random sample); Germany (west): multi-stage stratified random sample; Germany (east): multi-stage stratified random sample; Great Britain: multi-stage stratified random sample from the election register; Italy: multi-stage stratified random sample (1985), random selection (Random-Route, 1990); USA: multi-stage stratified random sample (1985), three-stage random selection (NORC mastersampling, 1990).
Collection Mode
  • oral, written and postal survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 14970
    Number of Variables: 92
For content see study descriptions of ZA-Study-No. 1490 and 1950. An actual version of the cumulation on Role of Government including four waves (1985, 1990, 1996, 2006) is available at ZA-study-no. 4747 and 4748.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2240 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 191 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22