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International Social Survey Programme 2008: Religion III (ISSP 2008)

Version
2.1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Haller, Max (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria)
  • Höllinger, Franz (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria)
  • Evans, Ann (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
  • Carton, Ann (Vlaamse Overheid, Studiedienst van de Vlaamse Regering (Research Centre of the Flemish Government) (SVR), Belgium (Flanders))
  • Segovia, Carolina (Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile)
  • Papageorgiou, Bambos (Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • Clement, Sanne L. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark)
  • Hafner-Fink, Mitja (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Ramos, Alice (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Gendall, Philip (Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)
  • Vala, Jorge (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Aagedal, Olaf (Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway)
  • Botvar, Pål K. (Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway)
  • Skjåk, Knut K. (Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway)
  • Lundby, Knut (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Repstad, Pål (University of Agder, Norway)
  • Magnussen, May-Linda (Agder Research, Norway)
  • Schmidt, Ulla (Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway)
  • Devine, Paula (ARK, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen`s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Ganzeboom, Harry B. G. (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Ceballos, Vanessa (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Godinez, Alberto (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Silva, Yasodhara (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Nishi, Kumiko (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Aramaki, Hiroshi (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Tabuns, Aivars (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Latvia)
  • Koroleva, Ilze (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Latvia)
  • Gundelach, Peter (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Morones, César (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Hara, Miwako (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Accornero, Laura (Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy)
  • Meraviglia, Cinzia (Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy)
  • Ghiolla, Máire N. (Social Science Research Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah (B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Robert, Peter (TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Park, Alison (National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain)
  • Kjær, Ulrik (Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
  • Dore, Carlos (Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  • Blom, Raimo (Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere, Finland)
  • Lüchau, Peter (Institute of Philosophy, Education and Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
  • Andersen, Jørgen G. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark)
  • Harrits, Gitte S. (Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Fridberg, Torben (The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Jæger, Mads (The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Hamplová, Dana (Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Melin, Harri (Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere, Finland)
  • Forsé, Michel (FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France)
  • Lemel, Yannick (FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France)
  • Mohler, Peter (GESIS, Germany)
  • Palacios, Felipe (Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Cichomski, Bogdan (Institute of Social Studies, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Khakhulina, Ludmilla (Levada-Center, Moscow, Russia)
  • Malnar, Brina (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Toš, Niko (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Struwig, Jare (Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Kim, Sang-Wook (Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea)
  • Méndez, Mónica (Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid, Spain)
  • García-Pardo, Natalia (Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid, Spain)
  • Edlund, Jonas (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden)
  • Svallfors, Stefan (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden)
  • Chang, Ying-hwa (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Kalaycıoğlu, Ersin (Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Ivaschenko, Olga (Department of Social Structures, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Ferre, Zuleika (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Piani, Giorgina (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Rossi, Máximo (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo,Uruguay)
  • Goyeneche, Juan J. (Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Zoppolo, Guillermo (Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Davis, James A. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA)
  • Marsden, Peter V. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA)
  • Briceño León, Roberto (LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales,Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Ávila, Olga (LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Camardiel, Alberto (LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication Date
2011-08-25
Contributor
  • Österreich: IFES-Institut, Wien (Data Collector)
  • Austria: IFES-Institut, Vienna (Data Collector)
  • Australien: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne (Data Collector)
  • Australia: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne (Data Collector)
  • Belgien - Flandern: Significant GfK, Heverlee (Data Collector)
  • Belgium - Flanders: Significant GfK, Heverlee (Data Collector)
  • Chile: ICCOM, Santiago (Data Collector)
  • Chile: ICCOM, Santiago (Data Collector)
  • Kroatien: Institute for Social Research, Zagreb (Data Collector)
  • Croatia: Institute for Social Research, Zagreb (Data Collector)
  • Zypern: Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Cyprus: Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia (Data Collector)
  • Tschechische Republik: Factum Invenio, s.r.o., Prag (Data Collector)
  • Czech Republic: Factum Invenio, s.r.o., Prague (Data Collector)
  • Dänemark: SFI SURVEY, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Denmark: SFI SURVEY, Copenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Dominikanische Republik: Asisa Research Group (ARG) (Data Collector)
  • Dominican Republic: Asisa Research Group (ARG) (Data Collector)
  • Finnland: Statistics Finland, Social Survey Unit, Helsinki (Data Collector)
  • Finland: Statistics Finland, Social Survey Unit, Helsinki (Data Collector)
  • Frankreich: FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff (Data Collector)
  • France: FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff (Data Collector)
  • Deutschland: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München (Data Collector)
  • Germany: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich (Data Collector)
  • Großbritannien: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London (Data Collector)
  • Ungarn: TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Hungary: TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Irland: Amárach Field Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Ireland: Amárach Field Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Israel: B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv (Data Collector)
  • Israel: B.I. and Cucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv (Data Collector)
  • Italien: Doxa S.p.A, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • Italy: Doxa S.p.A., Milan (Data Collector)
  • Japan: Central Research Services, Tokio (Data Collector)
  • Japan: Central Research Services, Tokyo (Data Collector)
  • Lettland: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Latvia: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Mexiko: Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco (Data Collector)
  • Mexico: Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco (Data Collector)
  • Niederlande: Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Netherlands: Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Neuseeland: Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North (Data Collector)
  • New Zealand: Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North (Data Collector)
  • Nordirland: Central Survey Unit of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (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)
  • Norwegen: TNS Gallup, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • Norway: TNS Gallup, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • Philippinen: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City (Data Collector)
  • Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City (Data Collector)
  • Polen: Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warschau (Data Collector)
  • Poland: Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warsaw (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (Data Collector)
  • Russland: Levada-Center, Moskau (Data Collector)
  • Russia: Levada-Center, Moscow (Data Collector)
  • Slowakei: FOCUS, Bratislawa (Data Collector)
  • Slovakia: FOCUS, Bratislava (Data Collector)
  • Slowenien: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • Südafrika: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria (Data Collector)
  • South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria (Data Collector)
  • Südkorea: Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul (Data Collector)
  • South-Korea: Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul (Data Collector)
  • Spanien: Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid (Data Collector)
  • Spain: Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid (Data Collector)
  • Schweden: SIFO Research and Consulting, Stockholm (Data Collector)
  • Sweden: SIFO Research and Consulting, Stockholm (Data Collector)
  • Schweiz: MIS Trend, Lausanne (Data Collector)
  • Switzerland: MIS Trend, Lausanne (Data Collector)
  • Taiwan: Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipeh (Data Collector)
  • Taiwan: Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei (Data Collector)
  • Türkei: Infakto Research Workshop, Istanbul (Data Collector)
  • Turkey: Infakto Research Workshop, Istanbul (Data Collector)
  • Ukraine: Kiev international institute of sociology (KIIS) (Data Collector)
  • Ukraine: Kiev international institute of sociology (KIIS) (Data Collector)
  • Uruguay: Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay (Data Collector)
  • Uruguay: Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay (Data Collector)
  • USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago (Data Collector)
  • United States: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago (Data Collector)
  • Venezuela: Instituto DELPHOS (Data Collector)
  • Venezuela: Instituto DELPHOS (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
Description
  • Abstract

    Content: attitudes towards religious practices.Topics: assessment of personal happiness; attitudes towards pre-maritalsexual intercourse; attitudes towards committed adultery; attitudestowards homosexual relationships between adults; attitudes towardsabortion in case of serious disability or illness of the baby or lowincome of the family; attitudes towards gender roles in marriage; trustin institutions (parliament, business and industry, churches andreligious organizations, courts and the legal system, schools and theeducational system); mobility; attitudes towards the influence ofreligious leaders on voters and government; attitudes towards thebenefits of science and religion (scale: modern science does more harmthan good, too much trust in science and not enough in religious faith,religions bring more conflicts than peace, intolerance of people withvery strong religious beliefs); judgement on the power of churches andreligious organizations; attitudes towards equal rights for allreligious groups in the country and respect for all religions;acceptance of persons from a different religion or with differentreligious views in case of marrying a relative or being a candidate ofthe preferred political party (social distance); attitudes towards theallowance for religious extremists to hold public meetings and topublish books expressing their views (freedom of expression); doubt orfirm belief in God (deism, scale); belief in: a life after death,heaven, hell, religious miracles, reincarnation, Nirvana, supernaturalpowers of deceased ancestors; attitudes towards a higher truth andtowards meaning of life (scale: God is concerned with every human beingpersonally, little that people can do to change the course of theirlives (fatalism), life is meaningful only because God exists, life doesnot serve any purpose, life is only meaningful if someone provides themeaning himself, connection with God without churches or religiousservices); religious preference (affiliation) of mother, father andspouse/partner; religion respondent was raised in; frequency ofchurch attendance (of attendance in religious services) of father andmother; personal frequency of church attendance when young; frequencyof prayers and participation in religious activities; shrine, altar ora religious object in respondent’s home; frequency of visiting a holyplace (shrine, temple, church or mosque) for religious reasons exceptregular religious services; self-classification of personalreligiousness and spirituality; truth in one or in all religions;attitudes towards the profits of practicing a religion (scale: findinginner peace and happiness, making friends, gaining comfort in times oftrouble and sorrow, meeting the right kind of people).Optional items (not stated in all countries): questions in countrieswith an appreciable number of Evangelical Protestants): ´born-again´Christian; attitudes towards the Bible (or appropriate holy book);questions generally applicable for all countries: conversion of faithafter crucial experience; personal sacrifice as an expression of faithsuch as fasting or following a special diet during holy season such asLent or Ramadan; concept of God (semantic differential scale: mother -father, master - spouse, judge - lover, friend - king); belief in luckycharms, fortune tellers, faith healers and horoscopes; social rules orGod’s laws as basis for deciding between right and wrong; attitudestowards members of different religious groups (Christians, Muslims,Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Atheists or non-believers.Demography: sex; age; marital status; steady life partner; years ofschooling; highest education level; country specific education anddegree; current employment status (respondent and partner); hoursworked weekly; occupation (ISCO 1988) (respondent and partner);supervising function at work; working for private or public sector orself-employed (respondent and partner); if self-employed: number ofemployees; trade union membership; earnings of respondent (countryspecific); family income (country specific); size of household;household composition; party affiliation (left-right); country specificparty affiliation; participation in last election; religiousdenomination; religious main groups; attendance of religious services;self-placement on a top-bottom scale; region (country specific); sizeof community (country specific); type of community: urban-rural area;country of origin or ethnic group affiliation.Additionally coded: administrative mode of data-collection; weightingfactor; case substitution.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2007-11 / 2010-07
    Australien: 02.12.2009 bis 28.02.2010; Österreich: 22.10.2008 bis 08.12.2008; Belgien - Flandern: 10.03.2008 bis 10.07.2008; Chile: 07.06.2008 bis 26.07.2008; Kroatien: 01.06.2009 bis 15.09.2009; Tschechische Republik: 15.09.2008 bis 29.09.2008; Dänemark: 22.01.2009 bis 12.07.2009; Dominikanische Republik: 12.12.2008 bis 30.12.2008; Finnland: 19.09.2008 bis 08.12.2009; Frankreich: September 2008 bis Dezember 2008; Deutschland: 01.03.2008 bis 23.08.2008; Großbritannien:10.06.2008 bis 11.11.2008; Irland: 12.08.2008 bis 31.10.2008; Israel: 15.09.2009 bis 15.02.2010; Italien: 03.11.2008 bis 07.03.2010; Japan: 22.11.2008 bis 30.11.2008; Lettland: 12.06.2009 bis 06.07.2009; Mexiko: 18.07.2009 bis 03.08.2009; Niederlande: März 2008 bis Dezember 2008; Neuseeland: 26.08.2008 bis 30.11.2008; Nordirland: 01.10.2008 bis 27.02.2009; Norwegen: 07.05.2008 bis 09.07.2008; Philippinen: 30.11.2007 bis 03.12.2007-Christen, 02.04.2008 bis 12.04.2008 – Moslems; Polen: 02.06.2010 bis 09.07.2010; Portugal: Juni 2009 bis November 2009; Russland: 02.01.2009 bis 26.01.2009; Slowakei: 07.10.2008 bis 28.10.2008; Slowenien: 24.03.2009 bis 04.06.2009; Südafrika: 03.11.2008 bis 20.12.2008; Südkorea: 29.06.2008 bis 30.08.2008; Spanien: 21.10.2008 bis 05.12.2008; Schweden: 19.02.2008 bis 29.04.2008; Schweiz: 08.02.2008 bis 05.09.2009; Taiwan: 15.07.2009 bis 06.09.2009; Türkei: 01.12.2008 bis 21.02.2009; Ukraine: 11.10.2008 bis 20.10.2008; Ungarn: 30.11.2008 bis 10.12.2008; Uruguay: 20.09.2008 bis 20.12.2008; USA: 16.04.2008 bis 15.09.2008; Venezuela: 04.07.2008 bis 12.07.2008; Zypern: 07.07.2008 bis 19.09.2008
  • 2007-11 / 2010-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Australia (AU)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
    Flanders
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Dominican Republic (DO)
  • Dominican Republic (DO)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Norway (NO)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Uruguay (UY)
  • Uruguay (UY)
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (VE)
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (VE)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • United States (US)
  • United States (US)
Sampling
Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Finland (15), South Africa (16), Japan (16), Russia (16) and Sweden (17)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 326
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2011-08-30

Haller, Max; Höllinger, Franz; Evans, Ann; Carton, Ann; Segovia, Carolina et. al. (2011): International Social Survey Programme 2008: Religion III (ISSP 2008). Version: 2.1.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10773