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International Social Survey Programme: Religion IV - ISSP 2018

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
2020-03-24
Contributor
  • Muckenhuber, Johanna (Institut für Soziologie, University of Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Hadler, Markus (Institut für Soziologie, University of Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Höllinger, Franz (Institut für Soziologie, University of Graz, Austria) (Researcher)
  • Dimova, Lilia (Agency for Social Analyses (ASA), Bulgaria) (Researcher)
  • Steinmetz, Stephanie (FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Switzerland) (Researcher)
  • Sapin, Marlène (FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Switzerland) (Researcher)
  • Joye, Dominique (FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Switzerland) (Researcher)
  • Gonzalez T., Ricardo (Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiage de Chile, Chile) (Researcher)
  • Krejčí, Jindřich (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic) (Researcher)
  • Wolf, Christof (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany) (Researcher)
  • Clement, Sanne L. (Department of Political Science, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Méndez Lago, Mónica (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS), Madrid, Spain) (Researcher)
  • Cuesta, María (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS), Madrid, Spain) (Researcher)
  • Melin, Harri (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Borg, Sami (Faculty of Management and Business, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Gonthier, Frédéric (School of Political Studies, PACTE/CNRS, Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France) (Researcher)
  • Zmerli, Sonja (School of Political Studies, PACTE/CNRS, Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France) (Researcher)
  • Phillips, Miranda (National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Marinović Jerolimov, Dinka (Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia) (Researcher)
  • Kolosi, Tamás (TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary) (Researcher)
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah (B.I. and Lucille Cohen Institute for public opinion, Tel-Aviv University, Israel) (Researcher)
  • Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg A. (Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland) (Researcher)
  • Ólafsdóttir, Sigrún (Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland) (Researcher)
  • Einarsson, Hafasteinn (Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland) (Researcher)
  • Kobayashi, Toshiyuki (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Murata, Hiroko (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Kim, Jibum (Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea) (Researcher)
  • Karlsen, Gry (Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Kalgraff Skjåk, Knut (Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Milne, Barry (The University of Auckland, New Zealand) (Researcher)
  • Bulbulia, Joseph (The University of Auckland, New Zealand) (Researcher)
  • Randow, Martin von (The University of Auckland, New Zealand) (Researcher)
  • Guerrero, Linda Luz (Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines) (Researcher)
  • Olga, Karaeva (Levada-Center, Moscow, Russia) (Researcher)
  • Edlund, Jonas (Department of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Hafner Fink, Mitja (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Malnar, Brina (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Bahna, Miloslav (Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia) (Researcher)
  • Krivý, Vladimír (Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia) (Researcher)
  • Zagrapan, Jozef (Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia) (Researcher)
  • Klobucký, Robert (Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia) (Researcher)
  • Bureekul, Thawilwadee (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Bangkok, Thailand) (Researcher)
  • Sangmahamad, Ratchawadee (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Bangkok, Thailand) (Researcher)
  • Udompong, Lertporn (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Bangkok, Thailand) (Researcher)
  • Fu, Yang-chih (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei City, Taiwan) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Bautista, Rene (National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • IFES, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • National Statistical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (Data Collector)
  • CADEM, Santiago de Chile, Chile (Data Collector)
  • SC&C, s. r. o., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Public, Germany (Data Collector)
  • Rambøll Management Consulting, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Sociólogicas (CIS), Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • Statistics Finland, Social Survey Unit, Helsinki, Finland (Data Collector)
  • Sciences Po Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes - Pacte - CNRS, France (Data Collector)
  • National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain (Data Collector)
  • Valicon, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • B.I. and Lucille Cohen Institute for public opinion, Tel-Aviv, Israel (Data Collector)
  • Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland (Data Collector)
  • Central Research Services,Inc, Tokyo, Japan (Data Collector)
  • Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea (Data Collector)
  • Respons Analyse AS, Bergen, Norway (Data Collector)
  • Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (COMPASS), The University of Auckland, New Zealand (Data Collector)
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines (Data Collector)
  • LEVADA-CENTER, Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • SIFO, Research and Consulting, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • University of Ljubljana, Public Opinion and Mass Communication, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • MEDIAN SK, s.r.o., Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Bangkok, Thailand (Data Collector)
  • Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Data Collector)
  • National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA (Data Collector)
Language
German
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards religion and religious practice Topics: Assessment of personal happiness; satisfaction with relationships with family members; attitudes towards extramarital sex; attitudes towards homosexual relationships between adults; attitudes towards abortion if family has very low income; gender roles in marriage; institutional trust (parliament, business and industry, churches and religious organisations, courts and legal system, schools and educational system); attitudes towards the influence of religious leaders on voters; attitudes towards science and religion (too much trust in science and too little religious faith, more conflicts through religions than peace, intolerance of people with strong religious convictions); assessment of the power of churches and religious organisations in the country; acceptance of a person from different religion as spouse of a relative (social distance); attitudes towards freedom of expression for religious extremists in public meetings, on the Internet and in social media; doubt or firm belief in God (scale deism); past or present belief in God; belief in life after death, heaven, hell, religious miracles and supernatural powers of deceased ancestors; attitude towards a higher truth and the meaning of life (God concerns himself with human beings, people can do little to change life (fatalism), life is meaningful because God exists, life does not serve any purpose, own actions give meaning to life, own way in connecting with God without church or worship services); Opinion on gender equality in one´s own religion; religion of mother and father in the respondent´s childhood; religion the respondent raised in; frequency of church attendance by father and mother in the respondent´s childhood; personal frequency of church attendance at the age of 11-12; frequency of prayers; frequency of participation in church activities (apart from attending church services); read or listened to religious scriptures outside of church services in the last 12 months (e.g. Bible, Koran, Torah or other religious scriptures); shrine, altar or religious object (e.g. cross) in the respondent´s home; frequency of visiting a holy place (shrine, temple, church or mosque) for religious reasons; self-assessment of religiousness and spirituality; religion helps people to make friends and to gain comfort in difficult times; religions are a barrier to equality between women and men; opinion on the separation of state and religion (government should not interfere with attempts of religion to spread); opinion on the peaceful coexistence of people belonging to different religions; religion represents the past and not the future; religion is as relevant to life today as in the past; personal attitude towards different religious groups (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, atheists or non-believers); self-assessment of health status. Optional items (not in all countries): born-again experience; feelings about the Bible; new commitment to religion after a turning point; belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, faith healers and horoscopes; decision criteria for personal actions (laws or religious principles); perceived threat of people belonging to different groups (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, non-believers); people can be trusted vs. can´t be too careful in dealing with people; belief in reincarnation and Nirvana; country’s laws should not be based on religion. Demography: sex; age; year of birth; years of full-time schooling; country specific highest completed degree of education; highest completed degree of education (derived from country specific degree) ; current or former employment status; hours worked weekly; employment relationship; supervision of other employees; number of other employees supervised; type of organisation: for-profit vs. non-profit and public vs. private; occupation (ISCO/ILO-08); main status; living in steady partnership; trade union membership; religious affiliation or denomination (country specific); groups of religious denomination (derived from country specific religion); attendance of religious services; top-bottom self-placement; vote participation in last general election; country specific party voted for in last general election; left-right scheme of party voted for in last general election (derived from country-specific parties); ethnic group 1 and 2 (country specific); household size; household composition: number of adults in the household; number of children above school entry age in the household; number of children below school age in the household; personal income (country specific); household income (country specific); legal partnership status; father´s and mother´s country of birth (migration background); place of living: urban – rural; region (country specific). Information about spouse/ partner on: current or former employment status; hours worked weekly; employment relationship; supervision of other employees; occupation (ISCO/ILO-08); main employment status. Additionally coded was: respondent-ID; case substitution flag; interview date (year, month, day); weight; mode of data-collection; country (ISO 3166, country/ Sample ISO 31666, country/ Sample Prefix ISO 3166).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-04-03 / 2018-06-15
    Austria
  • 2018-09-21 / 2018-10-07
    Bulgaria
  • 2018-03-02 / 2018-07-14
    Switzerland
  • 2018-10-19 / 2018-11-25
    Chile
  • 2018-04-17 / 2018-07-29
    Czech Republic
  • 2018-04-09 / 2018-09-26
    Germany
  • 2018-11-23 / 2018-12-22
    Denmark
  • 2017-10-23 / 2018-01-22
    Spain
  • 2018-09-28 / 2018-12-31
    Finland
  • 2018-02-15 / 2018-11-19
    France
  • 2018-06-25 / 2018-11-07
    Great Britain
  • 2019-05-11 / 2019-06-16
    Croatia
  • 2017-10-13 / 2017-10-21
    Hungary
  • 2017-12-13 / 2018-06-05
    Israel
  • 2018-10-02 / 2019-03-24
    Iceland
  • 2018-10-27 / 2018-11-04
    Japan
  • 2018-06-28 / 2018-10-05
    Korea (South)
  • 2019-02-22 / 2019-05-30
    Norway
  • 2018-09-07 / 2019-04-30
    New Zealand
  • 2018-04-07 / 2018-04-11
    Philippines
  • 2017-12-15 / 2017-12-20
    Russia
  • 2018-02-08 / 2018-04-10
    Sweden
  • 2019-03-25 / 2019-06-16
    Slovenia
  • 2018-10-12 / 2018-11-19
    Slovakia
  • 2019-06-02 / 2019-07-30
    Thailand
  • 2018-07-30 / 2019-02-25
    Taiwan
  • 2018-04-12 / 2018-11-10
    United States
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Norway (NO)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Thailand (TH)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older Exception: Demark (18 to 79 years), Finland (15 to 74 years), Norway (18 to 79 years), New Zealand (18 to 75 years) and Sweden (18 to 79 years)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 426
Note
Number of respondents for each country, first release: Austria: 1200 Bulgaria: 1019 Switzerland: 2350 Chile: 1402 Czech Republic: 1407 Germany: 1724 Denmark: 1631 Spain: 1733 Finland: 1229 France: 953 Great Britain: 1552 Croatia: 1000 Hungary: 1017 Israel: 1267 Iceland: 1210 Japan: 1466 Korea (South): 1031 Norway: 1252 New Zealand: 1334 Philippines: 1200 Russia: 1583 Sweden: 1777 Slovenia: 1079 Slovakia: 1325 Thailand: 1535 Taiwan: 1842 United States: 1175
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7570 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-03-24 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-03-24

ISSP Research Group (2020): International Social Survey Programme: Religion IV - ISSP 2018. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13441