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ZA4747: International Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I-IV - ISSP 1985-1990-1996-2006

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Citation Citation ISSP Research Group (2008): International Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I-IV - ISSP 1985-1990-1996-2006. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4747 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4747
Study No.ZA4747
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme: Role of Government I-IV - ISSP 1985-1990-1996-2006
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4747 (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection02.1985 - 10.2007
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Philips, Timothy - Centre for Social Research, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Mitchell, Deborah - Centre for Social Research, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Kelley, Jonathan - Centre for Social Research, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Evans, Mariah - Centre for Social Research, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Bean, Clive - Centre for Social Research, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Pammett, Jon H. - Carleton University Survey Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • Mateju, Petr - Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Linek, Lukas - Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Lemel, Yannick - FRANCE-ISSP Association (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
  • Forsé, Michel - FRANCE-ISSP Association (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
  • Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung an der Universität zu Köln, Germany
  • Mohler, Peter - ZUMA (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen), Mannheim, Germany
  • Harkness, Janet - ZUMA (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen), Mannheim, Germany
  • Park, Alison - National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
  • Johnson, Mark - National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
  • Brook, Lindsay - Social and Community Planning Research, London, Great Britain
  • Taylor, Bridget - Social and Community Planning Research, London, Great Britain
  • Witherspoon, Sharon - Social and Community Planning Research, London, Great Britain
  • Jowell, Roger - National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
  • Bryson, Caroline - National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain
  • Thomson, Katarina - National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain
  • Robert, Peter - TÁRKI Zrt. Social Research Centre, Budapest, Hungary
  • Kolosi, Tamás - TÁRKI Zrt. Social Research Centre, Budapest, Hungary
  • Ward, Conor - SSRC (Social Science Research Centre), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Phadraig, Máire Ni Ghiolla - SSRC (Social Science Research Centre), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Whelan, Brendan - Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah - The B. I. Cohen Institute for Public Opinion Research, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Calvi, Gabriele - EURISCO, Milan, Italy
  • Aramaki, Hiroshi - NHK, Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Public Opinion Research Division, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hara, Miwako - NHK, Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Public Opinion Research Division, Tokyo, Japan
  • Onodera, Noriko - Japan
  • Nishi, Kumiko - NHK, Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Public Opinion Research Division, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tabuns, Aivars - Institute of Philosophy and Sociology University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
  • Koroleva, Ilze - Institute of Philosophy and Sociology University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
  • Zepa, Brigita - Baltic Data House, Riga, Latvia
  • Gendall, Philip - Department of Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Research Council of Norway, Norway
  • Skjak, Knut Kalgraff - Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway
  • Legreid, Per - Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Pettersen, Per A. - Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Guerrero, Linda Luz - Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Mangahas, Mahar - Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Sanoval, Gerardo - Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Cichomski, Bogdan - Institute for Social Studies (ISS), University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Khakhulina, Ludmilla - Levada Center, Moscow, Russia
  • Toš, Niko - Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre, Faculty for Social Sciences University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Diez-Nicolás, Juan - ASEP (Análisis Sociológicos, Económicos y Politicos), Madrid, Spain
  • Garcia-Pardo, Natalia - CIS (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas), Madrid,Spain
  • Méndez Lago, Mónica - CIS (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas), Madrid,Spain
  • Edlund, Jonas - Dept. of Sociology, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
  • Svallfors, Stefan - Dept. of Sociology, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
  • Joye, Dominique - SIDOS (Swiss Information and Data Archive for den Social Sciences, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Schoebi, Nicole - SIDOS (Swiss Information and Data Archive for den Social Sciences, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Armingeon, Klaus - Institute of Political Science, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Geissbuehler, Simon - Institute of Political Science, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Diekmann, Andreas - Department of Sociology, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Engelhard, Henriette - Department of Sociology, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Smith, Tom W. - NORC (National Opinion Research Center), Chicago, USA
  • Davis, James A. - NORC (National Opinion Research Center), Chicago, USA
  • Marsden, Peter V. - Sociology Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Content

AbstractThe 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 2006 The 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
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Canada (CA)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Norway (NO)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • United States of America (US)
UniverseZA-Study-Nr. 4700 Role of Government IV (2006): Respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Sweden (17), Japan (16) and Russia (16). ZA-Study-Nr. 2900 Role of Government III (1996): Respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Switzerland (18 to 70). ZA-Study-Nr. 1950 Role of Government II (1990): Persons in private households 18 years old and older, exclusion: Italy (14 - 74 years), Norway (16 to 79 years). ZA-Study-Nr. 1490 Role of Government I (1985): Respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Italy (18 - 74 years).
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
ZA-Study-Nr. 4700 Role of Government IV (2006): Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Sweden (17), Japan (16) and Russia (16). ZA-Study-Nr. 2900 Role of Government III (1996): Multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Switzerland (18 to 70). ZA-Study-Nr. 1950 Role of Government II (1990): The sampling procedure differ in the individual countries. For the individual countries: partly simple random selection, partly multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households 18 years old and older, exclusion: Italy (14 - 74 years), Norway (16 to 79 years). ZA-Study-Nr. 1490 Role of Government I (1985): Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Italy (18 - 74 years).
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Face-to-face interview, mail survey, telephone interview, self-completion questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorZA-Study-Nr. 4700 Role of Government IV (2006): Deakin Computer Assisted Research Facility, Australia; Carleton University Survey Centre, Ottawa, Canada; SC&C, Institute of Market Investigation, Prague, Czech Republic; FRANCE-ISSP Association Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative, Malakoff, France; TNS Infratest, München, Germany; National Centre for Social Research, Great Britain; TARKI Social Research Centre, Hungary; Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland; B.I. and Lucille Cohen Institute for Public Opinion Research, Israel; Central Research Services, Tokyo, Japan; Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia; Massey University, Department of Marketing, New Zealand; TNS Gallup, Oslo, Norway; Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines; Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Poland; Levada-Center, Moscow, Russia; Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Análisis Sociológicos Económicos y Políticos (ASEP), Madrid, Spain; SIFO Research & Consulting, Stockholm, Sweden; MIS Trend, Institut pour l`étude des marchés et les sondages d`opinion, Lausanne, Switzerland; National Opinion Research Center NORC, University of Chicago, USA. ZA-Study-Nr. 2900 Role of Government III (1996): Australia: unknown; School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; STEM - Center for Empirical Studies, Prague, Czech Republic; Infratest Burke Sozialforschung, Muenchen, Germany; TARKI, Social Research Information Center, Hungary; ESRI - The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland; Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Israel; EURISKO, Milano, Italy; NHK, Tokio, Japan; Latvia: Latvia Social research Centre; Massey University, Department of Marketing, New Zealand; Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines; ISS, Warsaw, Poland; VCIOM, Moscow, Russia; Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas, Spain; Statistics Sweden, Sweden; LINK Institute, Luzern, Switzerland; National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, NORC, USA. ZA-Study-Nr. 1950 Role of Government II (1990): NSSS, Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, in conjunction with Datacol; INFAS; Social and Community Planning Research, Great Britain; TARKI, Budapest; Israel: unknown; EURISCO, Mailand; Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Norwegen; National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago. ZA-Study-Nr. 1490 Role of Government I (1985) Department of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra; ZUMA, Mannheim; Eurisko, Ricerca Sociale e di Marketing, Milan; Social and Community Planning Research, London; National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, USA.
Date of Collection
  • 03.2005 - 10.2007 (Australia: 11. July 2007 to 16. October 2007 Canada: 03. March 2006 to 31. October 2006 Czech Republic: 19. October 2006 to 27. November 2006 France: September 2006 to December 2006 Germany: 18. March 2006 to 21. August 2006 Great-Britain: 01. June 2006 to 01. November 2006 Hungary: 05. January 2006 to 23. January 2006 Ireland: October 2005 to February 2006 Israel: 15. March 2005 to 15. August 2005 Japan: 18. November 2006 to 26. November 2006 Latvia: 29. May 2007 to 19. June 2007 New Zealand: 10. August 2006 to 10. October 2006 Norway: 20. September 2006 to 17. November 2006 Philippines: 08. March 2006 to 14. March 2006 Poland: 06. February 2008 to 25. February 2008 Russia: 03. January 2007 to 22. January 2007 Slovenia: 15. October 2006 to 15. November 2006 Spain: 15. January 2007 to 15. March 2007 Sweden: 07. February 2006 to 28. April 2006 Switzerland: 08. February 2007 to 14. August 2007 United States: 07. March 2006 to 07. August 2006)
  • 02.1996 - 12.1997 (Australia: February 1997 to May 1997 Canada: 01. November 1996 to 30. December 1996 Czech Republic: October 1996 to December 1996 Germany (West): 29. February 1996 to 01. July 1996 Germany (East): 29. February 1996 to 01. July 1996 France: 07. October 1997 to 07. December 1997 Great Britain: May 1996 to July 1996 Hungary: October 1996 Ireland: May 1996 to June 1996 Israel (Jewish): November 1996 Israel (Arabian): November 1996 Italy: 17. October 1996 to 29. October 1996 Japan: 05. July 1996 to 08. July 1996 Latvia: 12. September 1996 to 16. September 1996 New Zealand: 24. April 1997 to 05. August 1997 Norway: February 1996 to May 1996 Philippines: 05. September 1996 to 05. October 1996 Poland: October 1997 to December 1997 Russia: 08. April 1997 to 30. April 1997 Slovenia: November 1995 to December 1995 Spain: 27. January 1996 to 31. January 1996 Sweden: February 1996 to May 1996 Switzerland: 12. May 1998 to 09. November 1998 USA: 01. February 1996 to 25. May 1996)
  • 02.1990 - 12.1991 (Australia: March to July 1900 Germany (West): March to May 1990 Germany (East): December 1990 Great Britain: March and July 1990 Hungary: May 1990 Irland: September bis November 1991 Israel: December 1991 Italy: April 1990 Norway: February to July 1990 USA: February to April 1990)
  • 02.1985 - 1986 (Australia: 1986 Germany, West (FRG): May to August 1985 Great Britain: April to June 1985 USA: February to April 1985 Italy: September to October 1985)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4747 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe number of cases for the individual countries are distributed follows: ZA-Study-Nr. 4700 Role of Government IV (2006): Australia: 2781 cases Canada: 933 cases Czech Republic: 1201 cases France: 1824 cases Germany: 1643 cases Great-Britain: 930 cases Hungary: 1010 cases Ireland: 1001 cases Israel: 1345 cases Japan: 1231 cases Latvia: 1069 cases New Zealand: 1263 cases Norway: 1330 cases Philippines: 1200 cases Poland: 1293 cases Russia: 2407 cases Slovenia: 1003 cases Spain: 2517 cases Sweden: 1194 cases Switzerland: 1103 cases United States: 1518 cases ZA-Study-Nr. 2900 Role of Government III (1996): Australia: 2151 cases Canada: 1182 cases Czech Republic: 1100 cases Germany (West): 2361 cases Germany (East): 1109 cases France: 1312 cases Great Britain: 989 cases Hungary: 1500 cases Ireland: 994 cases Israel (Jewish): 1043 cases Israel (Arabian): 500 cases Italy: 1104 cases Japan: 1249 cases Latvia: 1505 cases New Zealand: 1198 cases Norway: 1344 cases Philippines: 1200 cases Poland: 1183 cases Russia: 1691 cases Slovenia: 1004 cases Spain: 2494 cases Sweden: 1238 cases Switzerland: 2518 cases USA: 1332 cases ZA-Study-Nr. 1950 Role of Government II (1990) Australia: mail survey, 2398 cases, simple random selection. Germany (west): written survey as drop off, 2812 cases, multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households 18 years old and older. Germany (east): written survey as drop off 1028 cases, multi-stage stratified random sample. Great Britain: oral and written survey, 1197 cases, multi-stage stratified random sample from the election register of persons 18 years old and older. Hungary: oral survey, 977 cases, multi-stage random sample of persons over 18 years. Ireland: 1005 cases. Israel: oral survey, 991 cases. Italy: written survey as drop off, 983 cases, random selection (Random-Route) of persons between the ages of 14 and 74 years. Norway: mail survey, 1517 cases, simple random selection from the central register of persons between the ages of 16 to 79 years. USA: oral and written survey, 1217 cases, three-stage random selection (NORC master sampling). ZA-Study-Nr. 1490 Role of Government I 1985 Australia: oral interview of the city population and interview of the rural population primarily by mail, 1528 respondents. The written surveys took place within the context of an oral survey. Germany, West (FRG): interview by mail, 1048 respondents. Great Britain: written interview, 1530 respondents. USA: written interview, 677 respondents. Italy: oral interview, 1580 respondents.
Number of Units: 83485
Number of Variables: 114
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS

Publications

Publications
  • Scholz, Evi; Faaß, Timo: ISSP 2006 Germany: Role of Government IV. ZUMA Report on the German Study. Mannheim: ZUMA Oktober 2007. (ZUMA-Methodenbericht 2007/10)
  • Wasmer, M.; Koch, A.; Harkness, J.; Gabler, S.: Konzeption und Durchführung der ´Allgemeinen Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften´ (ALLBUS) 1996. Mannheim: ZUMA 1996. (ZUMA-Arbeitsbericht 96/08)
  • Becker, J.W.; Davis, James A.; Ester, Peter; Mohler, Peter P. (eds.): Attitudes to Inequality and the Role of Government. Rijswijk: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, 1990. (International Social Survey Programme)
  • Rohrbach-Schmidt, Daniela: Leistung und Zuschreibung in der Wissensgesellschaft. In: Beckers, Tilo; Birkelbach, Klaus; Hagenah, Jörg; Rosar, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Komparative empirische Sozialforschung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010, S. 285-305
  • Bechert, Insa; Quandt, Markus: ISSP Daten Report: Attitudes towards the Role of Government. Bonn: GESIS 2010. (GESIS-Schriftenreihe Band 6)
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a continuing annual program of cross-national survey collaboration, covering a wide range of topics important for social science research. Since 1985 the ISSP provides international data sets, enabling cross-cultural and cross-temporal research.
  • ISSP - Module Topic: Role of Government
    ‘Role of Government’ is one of the eleven ISSP topic modules. Central themes are issues, such as attitudes towards government responsibilities and government spending, state intervention in the economy, civil liberties, political interest, trust and efficacy.