Dataset: International Social Survey Programme 1991: Religion (ISSP 1991)

Abstract

Attitude to religious behaviors.

Topics:
Personal estimation of happiness; assessment of responsibility of the state regarding job creation and income levelling; stronger punishment and the death penalty as measures to combat crime; attitude to pre-marital sexual intercourse and affairs; attitude to homosexuality and abortion; judgement on role distribution in marriage and attitude to working women; honesty in paying taxes and attitude to honesty of citizens with the state; trust in institutions such as the Federal Parliament, business, industry, authorities, churches, judiciary and schools; attitude to non-religious politicians and office-holders; influence on voters as well as government through church leaders; judgement on the power of churches and religious organizations; doubt or firm belief in God; perceived nearness to God; development of personal belief in God; belief in a life after death; belief in the devil, heaven, hell and miracles; conviction regarding the Bible; fatalism; the meaning of life and Christian interpretation of life; contact with the dead; religious ties at a turning point point in life; religious affiliation of father, mother and spouse/partner; frequency of church attendance of father and of mother; personal direction of belief and frequency of church attendance in adolescence; frequency of prayer and participation in religious activities; self-classification of personal religiousness; attitude to school prayer; personal conscience, social rules or God's laws as basis for deciding between right and wrong; attitudes to prohibition of religious criticism in literature and films; superstition; belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, wonder doctors, signs of the zodiac and horoscopes; conversion of faith after crucial experience; idea of God; judgement on world and people as good or bad; living together with partner; type and temporal extent of vocational employment; private or public employer; professional independence and number of employees; superior function and span of control; number of colleagues; union membership; unemployment; party inclination and behavior at the polls; self-classification on a left-right continuum; religious affiliation; religiousness; self-classification of social class affiliation; residential status; training and employment of spouse/partner as well as parents; size of household; household income.

Also encoded was:
region; rural or urban area; city size; ethnic identification.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

International Social Survey Programme 1991: Religion (ISSP 1991)

Study Description

Full Title

International Social Survey Programme 1991: Religion (ISSP 1991)

Identification Number

ZA2150

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
P.Ph. Mohler, P. Beckmann, M. Braun ZUMA, Mannheim
R. Jowell, L. Brook, G. Prior, B. Taylor Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London
Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesüles (TARKI), Budapest
C. Ward, B. Whelan Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
N. Lewin-Epstein Tel Aviv University
G. Calvi Italien
Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP), Rijkswijk
P. Gendall Massey University, Palmerston North, Neuseeland
Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen
Social Weather Stations, Quezon City
B. Cichomski Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw
E. Petrenko Rußland
N. Tos, J. Stebe Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana
J.A. Davis, T.W. Smith National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany GESIS

Bibliographic Citation

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Topic Classification

Society, Culture

Universe

Research area: FRG, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, USA, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Israel, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia.

Time Method

April 1990 to March 1993

Data Collector


Institute Fessl & GfK, Wien
Infratest, Muenchen
Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesueles (TARKI), Budapest
Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
EURISKO, Milano
Department of Marketing, Massey University
Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen
Social Weather Stations, Quezon City
Research Department of Polish Academy of Sciences
VCIOM, The Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research, Moskau
Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana
National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago

Sampling Procedure

Austria: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households 16 years old and older.
Germany: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households 18 years old and older.
Great Britain: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households 18 years old and older.
Northern Ireland:.
Hungary: multi-stage random sample from the adult population.
Ireland: random selection according to RANSAM system.
Israel: Area probability sample.
Italy: random selection of persons between the ages of 14 and 74 years.
New Zealand: simple random selection of persons over 18 years old from the election register.
Netherlands: simple random selection of persons from a mail register.
Norway: simple random selection of persons between the ages of 16 and 79 years from the central register.
Philippines: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons 18 years old and older.
Poland: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households between the ages of 15 and 65 years.
Russia: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons 16 years old and older.
Slovenia: multi-stage stratified random sample of persons between the ages of 18 and 70 years.
USA: three-stage NORC master sampling.

Mode of Data Collection

Oral survey and written survey

Availability Status

A

Related Materials

Codebook (PDF)

Basic (source) questionnaire

Australia (Questionnaire)

Austria (Questionnaire)

Germany (Questionnaire)

Great Britain (Questionnaire)

Hungary (Questionnaire)

Ireland (Questionnaire)

Israel (Questionnaire)

Italy (Questionnaire)

Netherlands (Questionnaire)

New Zealand (Questionnaire)

Northern Ireland (Questionnaire)

Norway (Questionnaire)

Philippines (Questionnaire)

Poland (Questionnaire)

Russia (Questionnaire)

Slovenia (Questionnaire)

USA (Questionnaire)

Other References Note

Further Remarks

Further ISSP Surveys are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1490, 1620, 1680, 1700, 1840, 1950, 2240. The survey times and the number of cases in the individual countries were as follows: Austria, February to March 1993, 984 cases (oral interview); Germany, May to July 1991, 2832 cases (written survey); Great Britain, March to June 1991, 1257 cases (oral interview and written supplementary survey); Northern Ireland, February to March 1991, 838 cases ; Hungary, April to May 1991, 1000 cases (oral interview); Ireland, September to November 1991, 1005 cases (oral interview); Israel, December 1991, 991 cases (oral interview); Italy, April 1990, 983 cases (oral interview); Netherlands, 1991, 1635 cases; New Zealand, June to July 1991, 1070 cases (mail survey); Norway, February to June 1991, 1506 cases (mail survey); Philippines, June to July 1991, 1063 cases (oral interview); Poland, November to December 1991, 1063 cases (oral and written survey); Russia, May to June 1991, 2964 cases (written survey); Slovenia, November to December 1991, 2080 cases (oral interview); USA, February to April 1991, 1359 cases (oral and written survey).

Data Files Description

File Name

ZA2150.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

24970

Overall Variable Count

154

Type of File

Nesstar 200801

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