Dataset: International Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I-IV (ISSP 1985-1990-1996-2006)

Abstract

The release of the cumulated ISSP 'Role of Government' modules for the years 1985, 1990, 1996 and 2006 consists of two separate datasets: ZA4747 and ZA4748. This documentation deals with the main dataset ZA4747. It contains all the cumulated variables, while the supplementary data file ZA4748 'ISSP Cumulation ROG Add On' contains all those variables that could not be cumulated for various reasons. However, they can be matched easily to the cumulated file if necessary. A comprehensive overview on the contents, the structure and basic coding rules of both data files can be found in the following guide:

Guide for the ISSP ´Role of Government´ cumulation of the years 1985, 1990, 1996 and 2006The role of the government.

Topics: Attitudes to compliance with law; attitudes to various forms of protest against the government; views regarding freedom of speech for extremists; attitudes to police intervention in the private sphere to prevent crimes; attitudes to justice error; perceived threat to the private sphere from governmental data collection and computer networks (privacy protection); tax fairness, attitudes to government measures regarding control of wages, redistribution of wealth, salaries and prices; attitudes towards state intervention in the economy; attitudes to increased government spending for environmental protection, public health system, the police, education system, defence, pensions, unemployment benefits, culture and arts; priority for fighting inflation or fighting unemployment; evaluation of the influence of trade unions, industry and government; evaluation of the government´s position in electricity supply, the steel industry as well as banking and insurance; attitudes to welfare state and responsibility for jobs, price control, health care, decent standard of living, economic growth, reduction of income differences, support for students, housing supply and protection of environment; political interest; political efficacy; trust in politicians and civil servants; assessment of tax equity with various income groups.

Demography: Sex; age; marital status; steady life partner; years of schooling; highest education level; current employment status (respondent and partner); hours worked weekly; occupation (ISCO 88) (respondent and partner); supervising function at work; working for private or public sector or self-employed; self-employment, if self-employed: number of employees; trade union membership; size of household; household composition; party affiliation (left-right); participation in last election; attendance of religious services; religious main groups; self-assessment of class; region
(country-specific).

Additionally coded: weight

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

International Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I-IV (ISSP 1985-1990-1996-2006)

Study Description

Full Title

International Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I-IV (ISSP 1985-1990-1996-2006)

Identification Number

ZA4747

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
For detailed information see description of studies 1490 Role of Government I (1985) 1950 Role of Government II (1990) 2900 Role of Government III (1996) 4700 Role of Government IV (2006)

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role

Data Distributor

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

Version

Version 1.0.0 (2010-04-13), doi:10.4232/1.4747

Bibliographic Citation

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Topic Classification

Society, Culture

Universe

Research area: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

Time Method

February 1985 to June 1986
February 1990 to December 1991
February 1993 to January 1996
March 2005 to June 2008

Data Collector

For detailed information see description of ZA-study-No. 1490, 1950, 2900 and 4700

Sampling Procedure

For detailed information see description of ZA-study-No. 1490, 1950, 2900 and 4700

Mode of Data Collection

For detailed information see description of ZA-study-No. 1490, 1950, 2900 and 4700

Availability Status

A

Access Authority

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier

Related Materials

bv2001_20060425.pdf
The ISSP Standard Background Variables (June 2001) (Other Document)

guide_issp_cumulation_rogI-IV.pdf
Guide for the ISSP “Role of Government” cumulation of the years 1985, 1990, 1996 and 2006 (Other Document)

Related Studies

Related Publications

Other References Note

Further Remarks

More detailed information on the individual modules offer the documentations for:
ZA1490 Role of Government I (1985)
ZA1950 Role of Government II (1990)
ZA2900 Role of Government III (1996)
ZA4700 Role of Government IV (2006)

Data Files Description

File Name

ZA4747.NSDstat

Overall Case Count

83485

Overall Variable Count

114

Type of File

Nesstar 200801

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