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Based on ISSP 2018: A Cross-national and Comparative Study of Religion of Additional 14 Countries

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • ISSP Research Group; Smith, Tom W.; Tiliouine, Habib; Armah-Attoh, Daniel; Yaw Norviewu, Newton; Abu-Rumman, Samir; Mitullah, Winnie; Hean, Sokhom; Peiris, Pradeep; Damba, Ganbat; Suffian, Ibrahim; Ghimire, Dirgha J.
Publication Date
2020-10-09
Contributor
  • Tiliouine, Habib (University of Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Algeria) (Researcher)
  • Armah-Attoh, Daniel (Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Accra, Ghana) (Researcher)
  • Yaw Norviewu, Newton (Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Accra, Ghana) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI), Jakarta, Indonesia) (Researcher)
  • Abu-Rumman, Samir (World of Opinions for Polls, Jordan) (Researcher)
  • Mitullah, Winnie (Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya) (Researcher)
  • Hean, Sokhom (Center for Advanced Study (CAS), Phnom Penh, Cambodia) (Researcher)
  • Peiris, Pradeep (Social Scientists’ Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka) (Researcher)
  • Damba, Ganbat (Academy of Political Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (Tsogolo La Thanzi - Health Future, Malawi) (Researcher)
  • Suffian, Ibrahim (Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, Selangor, Malaysia) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (CLEEN Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria) (Researcher)
  • Ghimire, Dirgha J. (Institute for Social and Environmental Research - Nepal (ISER-N), Chitwan, Nepal) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (ML Research Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (Mekong Development Research Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam) (Researcher)
  • University of Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, in collaboration with Maiden Agency fieldwork team, Algeria (Data Collector)
  • Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Accra, Ghana (Data Collector)
  • Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI), Jakarta, Indonesia (Data Collector)
  • World of Opinions for Polls, Jordan (Data Collector)
  • Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya (Data Collector)
  • Center for Advanced Study (CAS), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Data Collector)
  • Social Scientists’ Association, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Data Collector)
  • Academy of Political Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Data Collector)
  • Tsogolo La Thanz i- Health Future, Malawi (Data Collector)
  • Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, Selangor, Malaysia (Data Collector)
  • CLEEN Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria (Data Collector)
  • Institute for Social and Environmental Research - Nepal (ISER-N), Chitwan, Nepal (Data Collector)
  • ML Research Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore (Data Collector)
  • Mekong Development Research Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
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: for some countries occupation verbatim (respondent and spouse/ partner); respondent-ID; case substitution flag; interview date (year, month, day); weight; mode of data-collection; country (ISO 3166, Country/ Sample ISO 3166, Country/ Sample Prefix ISO 3166).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-09-10 / 2018-11-24
    Algeria
  • 2018-10-19 / 2018-10-28
    Ghana
  • 2018-11-14 / 2018-12-10
    Indonesia
  • 2018-09-25 / 2018-11-15
    Jordan
  • 2018-12-10 / 2018-12-22
    Kenya
  • 2018-08-07 / 2018-08-29
    Cambodia
  • 2018-11-13 / 2018-12-31
    Sri Lanka
  • 2018-08-20 / 2018-10-17
    Mongolia
  • 2018-10-31 / 2018-11-13
    Malawi
  • 2018-11-03 / 2018-12-26
    Malaysia
  • 2018-10-11 / 2018-12-20
    Nigeria
  • 2018-10-11 / 2019-03-06
    Nepal
  • 2018-08-20 / 2018-12-12
    Singapore
  • 2018-09-20 / 2018-10-14
    Vietnam
Geographic Coverage
  • Algeria (DZ)
  • Ghana (GH)
  • Indonesia (ID)
  • Jordan (JO)
  • Kenya (KE)
  • Cambodia (KH)
  • Sri Lanka (LK)
  • Mongolia (MN)
  • Malawi (MW)
  • Malaysia (MY)
  • Nigeria (NG)
  • Nepal (NP)
  • Singapore (SG)
  • Viet Nam (VN)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older Exception: Indonesia and Malawi (17 years and older); (Only adult citizens of the country, exception: Singapore: Adults of any nationality residing in the country)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 287
Note
Number of respondents for each country: Algeria: 1642; Ghana: 1433; Indonesia: 1418; Jordan: 1539; Kenya: 1400; Cambodia: 1400; Sri Lanka: 1431; Mongolia: 1280; Malawi: 1598; Malaysia 1422; Nigeria: 1480; Nepal: 1469; Singapore: 1800; Vietnam: 1400
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7630 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-11-23 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2020-10-10

ISSP Research Group; Smith, Tom W.; Tiliouine, Habib; Armah-Attoh, Daniel; Yaw Norviewu, Newton; Abu-Rumman, Samir; Mitullah, Winnie; Hean, Sokhom; Peiris, Pradeep; Damba, Ganbat; Suffian, Ibrahim; Ghimire, Dirgha J. (2020): Based on ISSP 2018: A Cross-national and Comparative Study of Religion of Additional 14 Countries. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13517