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ZA5070: International Social Survey Programme: Religion I-III - ISSP 1991-1998-2008

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Citation Citation ISSP Research Group (2019): International Social Survey Programme: Religion I-III - ISSP 1991-1998-2008. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5070 Data file Version 1.1.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13171
Study No.ZA5070
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme: Religion I-III - ISSP 1991-1998-2008
Current Version1.1.0, 2019-1-10, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13171
Date of Collection04.1990 - 07.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Höllinger, Franz - Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria
  • Haller, Max - Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria
  • Bean, Clive - Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Scholz, Kathrin - Austria
  • Evans, Mariah - International Survey Centre, Canberra, Australia
  • Evans, Ann - The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Kelley, Jonathan - International Survey Centre, Canberra, Australia
  • Segovia, Carolina - Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
  • Lehmann, Carla - Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
  • Valenzuela, Paulina - Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
  • Papageorgiou, Bambos - Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Torpe, Lars - Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Andersen, Johannes - Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Hamplová, Dana - Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Togeby, Lise - University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Mouritzen, Poul E. - University of Odense, Denmark
  • Borre, Ole - University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Harrits, Gitte S. - Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Clement, Sanne L. - Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Andersen, Jørgen G. - Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Kjær, Ulrik - Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Fridberg, Torben - The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lüchau, Peter - Institute of Philosophy, Education and Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Jæger, Mads - The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nielsen, Hans J. - Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Gundelach, Peter - Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Andersen, Bjarne H. - Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Lemel, Yannick - FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
  • Bréchon, Pierre - FRANCE-ISSP Association Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative, Malakoff, France
  • Jowell, Roger - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Thomson, Katarina - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Jarvis, Lindsey - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Bromley, Catherine - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Stratford, Nina - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Brook, Lindsay - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Prior, Gillian - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Forsé, Michel - FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
  • Taylor, Bridget - Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London, Great Britain
  • Mohler, Peter Ph. - GESIS, Germany
  • Harkness, Janet - ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
  • Beckmann, Petra - ZUMA, Mannheim
  • Park, Alison - National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain
  • Braun, Michael - ZUMA, Mannheim
  • Robert, Peter - TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah L. - B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Yuchtman-Yaar, Eppie - Israel
  • Meraviglia, Cinzia - Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
  • Calvi, Gabriele - EURISKO, Milan, Italy
  • Savoldelli, Rosanna - EURISKO, Milan, Italy
  • Fiaschi, Susanna - EURISKO, Milan, Italy
  • Bernini, Elena - EURISKO, Milan, Italy
  • Ward, Conor - Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland
  • Whelan, Brendan - Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland
  • Accornero, Laura - Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
  • Onodera, Noriko - NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ghiolla, Máire N. - Social Science Research Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Hara, Miwako - NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • 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
  • Ganzeboom, Harry B.G. - Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Becker, Jos - Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), Rijswijk, Netherlands
  • Gendall, Philip - Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Devine, Paula - ARK, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen`s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dowds, Lizanne - Centre for Social Research, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 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
  • Aagedal, Olaf - Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway
  • Botvar, Pål K. - Stiftelsen Kirkeforskning (KIFO), Norway
  • Skjåk, Knut K. - Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway
  • Stenvoll, Dag - Norwegian Centre in Organization and Management, Norway
  • Selle, Per - Norwegian Centre in Organization and Management, Norway
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Vala, Jorge - Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Cabral Villaverde, Manuel - Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ramos, Alice - Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Cichomski, Bogdan - Institute of Social Studies, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
  • Khakhulina, Ludmilla - Levada-Center, Moscow, Russia
  • Petrenko, E. - Russia
  • Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Piscova, Magdalena - Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakian Republic
  • Hafner-Fink, Mitja - Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Malnar, Brina - Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Stebe, Janez - Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Toš, Niko - Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 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
  • FORS, c/o University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Research team from the Institut d´éthique Social de la Fédération des Eglises protestants de la Suisse (´IES de la FEPS´), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 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
  • Greeley, Andrew - National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA

Content

AbstractThe release of the cumulated ISSP ´Religion´ modules for the years 1991, 1998 and 2008 consists of two separate datasets: ZA5070 and ZA5071. This documentation deals with the main dataset ZA5070. It contains all the cumulated variables, while the supplementary data file ZA5071 contains 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 ´Religion´ cumulation of the years 1991, 1998 and 2008 Content: attitudes towards religion. Topics: Assessment of personal happiness; responsibility of government for providing jobs and reduction of the difference between rich and poor; attitudes towards pre-marital sexual intercourse; attitudes towards committed adultery; attitudes towards homosexual relationships between adults; attitudes towards abortion in case of serious disability or illness of the baby or low income of the family; attitudes towards gender roles in marriage; attitude towards tax fraud and incorrect information to get benefits from government; trust in institutions (parliament, business and industry, churches and religious organizations, courts and the legal system, schools and the educational system); attitudes towards the influence of religious leaders on voters and government; judgement on the power of churches and religious organizations; doubt or firm belief in God (deism, scale); belief in: a life after death, heaven, hell, religious miracles; attitudes towards the Bible (or appropriate holy book); attitudes towards a higher truth and towards meaning of life (scale: God is concerned with every human being personally, little that people can do to change the course of their lives (fatalism), life is meaningful only because God exists, life does not serve any purpose, life is only meaningful if someone provides the meaning himself); we each make our own fate; turning point in life and new commitment to religion; religious preference (affiliation) of mother, father and spouse/partner; religion respondent was raised in; frequency of church attendance (of attendance in religious services) of father and mother when the respondent was a child; personal frequency of church attendance at the age of 11-12; frequency of prayers and participation in religious activities; self-assessment as religious; belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, faith healers and horoscopes; born again experience; concept of God (semantic differential scale: mother - father, master - spouse, judge - lover, friend - king); world image: much evil vs. much good, man is good vs. corrupt; people can be trusted; attitudes towards the benefits of science and religion (scale: modern science does more harm than good, too much trust in science and not enough in religious faith, religions bring more conflicts than peace, intolerance of people with very strong religious beliefs); attitude towards truth in religion (very litte truth in any religion, basic truths in many religions or truth only in one religion); attitude if law conflicts with religious principles. 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 1988) (respondent and partner); supervising function at work; working for private or public sector or 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; subjective social class; region (country-specific). Additionally coded: weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
Topics Topics
  • 5.5 Religion and values

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • United States of America (US)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Norway (NO)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
ZA-Study-Nr. 2150 Religion I (ISSP 1991): Australia: simple random sample of persons 18 years old and older. 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. ZA-Study-Nr. 3190 Religion II (ISSP 1998): Multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older ZA-Study-Nr. 4950 Religion III (ISSP 2008): Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random sample of respondents 18 years old and older, exclusion: Japan (16), Russia (16) and Sweden (17)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
ZA-Study-Nr. 2150 Religion I (ISSP 1991): Oral survey, written survey and mail survey with standardized questionnaire ZA-Study-Nr. 3190 Religion II (ISSP 1998): Mail, written, oral or telephone interview with standardized questionnaire ZA-Study-Nr. 4950 Religion III (ISSP 2008): Fieldwork methods: face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire (partly CAPI) with standardized questionnaire, postal survey or self-completion questionnaire and telephone interviews depending on the country.
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorZA-Study-Nr. 2150 Religion I (ISSP 1991): Australia: Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra; Austria: Institute Fessl & GfK, Wien; Germany: Infratest, Muenchen; Hungary: Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesueles (TARKI), Budapest; Ireland: Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; Italy: EURISKO, Milano; New Zealand: Department of Marketing, Massey University; Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen; Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City; Poland: Research Department of Polish Academy of Sciences; Russia: VCIOM, The Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research, Moskau; Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana; United States: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago; ZA-Study-Nr. 3190 Religion II (ISSP 1998): Australia: RSSS; Austria: IFES, Wien; Cyprus: Cyprus College; Germany: Infratest Burke Sozialforschung, Muenchen; Great Britain: Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), London; Hungary: TARKI, Social Research Information Center; Israel: Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University; Italy: EURISKO, Milano; Japan: NHK, Tokyo; Netherlands: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP), Rijswijk; New Zealand: Massey University, Department of Marketing; Northern Ireland: Research and Evaluation Services (RES); Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City; Poland: Public Opinion Research Center, Warsaw; Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatistico; Russia: VCIOM, Moscow; Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), Ljubljana; Sweden: Statistics Sweden; Switzerland: LINK Institute, Luzern; United States: National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, NORC; Norway: Norsk Gallup Institute ZA-Study-Nr. 4950 Religion III (ISSP 2008): Austria: IFES-Institut, Vienna; Australia: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne; Chile: ICCOM, Santiago; Cyprus: Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia; Czech Republic: Factum Invenio, s.r.o., Praha; Denmark: SFI SURVEY, Copenhagen; France: FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff; Germany: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich; Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London; Hungary: TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest; Ireland: Amárach Field Research, Dublin; Israel: B.I. and Cucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv; Italy: Doxa S.p.A., Milan; Japan: Central Research Services, Tokyo; Latvia: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia; Netherlands: Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam; New Zealand: Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North; Northern Ireland: Interviewing was carried out by social survey interviewers employed by the Central Survey Unit of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; Norway: TNS Gallup, Oslo; Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City; Poland: Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warsaw; Portugal: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa; Russia: Levada-Center, Moscow; Slovakia: FOCUS, Bratislava; Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK); University of Ljubljana; Spain: Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid; Sweden: SIFO Research and Consulting, Stockholm; Switzerland: MIS Trend, Lausanne; United States: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago;
Date of Collection
  • 04.1990 - 03.1993 (Australia, March to July 1993 Austria, February to March 1993 Germany, May to July 1991 Great Britain, March to June 1991 Northern Ireland, February to March 1991 Hungary, April to May 1991 Ireland, September to November 1991 Israel, December 1991 Italy, April 1990 Netherlands, 1991 New Zealand, June to July 1991 Norway, February to June 1991 Philippines, June to July 1991 Poland, November to December 1991 Russia, May to June 1991 Slovenia, November to December 1991 USA, February to April 1991 )
  • 02.1998 - 12.1999 (Austria: June 1999 to July 1999; Chile: June 1998; Czech Republic: June 1999 to July 1999; Germany (West): July 1998 to September 1998; Germany (east): July 1998 to September 1998; France: December 1998; Great Britain: April 1998 to August 1998; Hungary: November 1998; Ireland: May 1998 to June 1998 Italy: December 1998 to January 1999; Japan: November 1998; Latvia: August 1998; Netherlands: September 1998 to January 1999; New Zealand: August 1998 to October 1998; Northern Ireland: October 1998 to December 1998; Norway: September 1998 to December 1998; Philippines: October 1998 to November 1998; Poland: November 1999 to December 1999; Portugal: April 1999; Russia: September 1998; Slovenia: October 1998; Spain: September 1998; Sweden: February 1998 to May 1998; Switzerland: January 1999 to March 1999; USA: February to May 1998.)
  • 11.2007 - 07.2010 (Australia: 2009-12-02 to 2010-02-28; Austria: 2008-10-22 to 2008-12-08; Chile: 2008-06-07 to 2008-06-26; Cyprus: 2008-07-07 to 2008-09-19; Czech Republic: 2008-09-15 to 2008-09-29; Denmark: 2009-01-22 to 2009-07-12; France: September 2008 to December 2008; Germany: 2008-03-01 to 2008-08-23; Great Britain: 2008-06-10 to 2008-11-11; Hungary: 2008-11-30 to 2008-12-10; Ireland: 2008-08-12 to 2008-10-31; Israel: 2009-09-15 to 2010-02-15; Italien: 2008-11-03 to 2010-03-07; Japan: 2008-11-22 to 2008-11-30; Latvia: 2009-06-12 to 2009-07-06; Netherlands: March 2008 to December 2008; New Zealand: 2008-08-26 to 2008-11-30; Northern Ireland: 2008-10-1 to 2009-02-27; Norway: 2008-05-07 to 2008-07-09; Philippines: 2007-11-30 to 2007-12-3 – Survey of Christians, 2008-04-2 to 2008-04-12 – Survey of Moslems; Poland: 2010-06-02 to 2010-07-09; Portugal: June 2009 to November 2009; Russia: 2009-01-02 to 2009-01-26; Slovakia: 2008-10-07 to 2008-10-28; Slovenia: 2009-03-24 to 2009-06-04; Spain: 2008-10-21 to 2008-12-05; Sweden: 2008-02-19 to 2008-04-29; Switzerland: 2008-02-08 to 2009-09-05; USA: 2008-04-16 to 2008-09-15)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2019-1-10 Dataset and documentation revised, duplicates eliminated https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13171
1.0.02011-8-8 GESIS archive edtition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10860
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2019-1-18WEIGHT – Germany: Partial weighting factors for module 1991 and 1998Since the data of the German ISSP survey for the years 1991 and 1998 are based on a sampling procedure using random route household samples, the household sizes need to be taken into account to adjust for unequal selection probabilities of the survey participants. This is missing in the provided weighting factors for Germany that only balance the oversampling of the eastern part of Germany. Please contact: isspservice@gesis.org
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-9-15RELIGGRP (Religious main groups) - Netherlands: Data errorSubstantial data error in variable RELIGGRP of the Dutch data. Correct version available on request (e-mail: isspservice@gesis.org).2019-1-10Fixed (The error source was a mismatch of ID numbers during the integration steps for the Dutch data at the generation of the international data file for ISSP 2008).
2017-1-17V53-V55 - CZ_2008: Data errors due to coding mistake in ISSP 2008For the Czech Republic, V53 to V55 in 2008 show the same responses as for V52 in 2008 due to a coding mistake in ISSP 2008. Correct versions for V53 to V55 are available on request (e-mail: isspservice@gesis.org), V52 is correct.2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-4-20Netherlands: Data errors in Dutch data of module 2008We urgentyl advise not to use the Dutch data from module 2008 for further analysis: Several data errors could be detected. Revised variables will be provided soon.2019-1-10Fixed (V22, V27, V31, V39, V42-V45, V59, COHAB, ATTD_EXT were revised, a mismatch of ID numbers happened during the integration steps for the Dutch data at the generation of the international data file for ISSP 2008).
2018-12-12MARITAL (R: Marital status) - Great Britain year 2008: Data error There is a substantial data error in the British variable on marital status in the data for 2008. Please contact isspservice@gesis.org to be provided with the correct version.2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12V49 (How often R pray) – Russia year 2008: Wrong data, data not availableThe data regarding V49 ´How often do you pray´ included for Russia for year 2008 is wrong. By mistake, this question was not asked in the Russian questionnaire. All records should be recoded into ´Not available´.2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12LV_REG (Latvia: Region) – Latvia year 2008: Data errorIn case of Latvia, the region variable for year 2008 includes wrong data. Please run the following recode command: Do if V7=42808. Recode LV_REG (2=3) (3=4) (4=5) (5=6). End if. Execute.2019-1-10After the data for year 2008 has been corrected, values and value labels for LV_REG could be shorten to only five categories: 1. Riga, 2. Vidzeme, 3. Kurzeme, 4. Zemgale, 5. Latgale.
2018-12-12CLASS (R: Subjective social class) – Portugal year 1998: Data error By mistake, Portuguese respondents of year 1998 who marked ´Upper class´ were not assigned to code 6 but to code 0 ´No class affiliation´ from the Portuguese PI. These cases still need to be recoded into code 0 ´None of these classes, other´ for the cumulative file.2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12V65 (Too much trust in science) – United States year 1998: Data yet availableAlthough missing in the cumulative file, this information is available for the US and year 1998 and can be provided on request: isspservice@gesis.org2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12PT_REG (Portugal: Region): Incomplete value label for code 3The complete value label for Portugal’s region variable for code 3 should read ´Lisbon and Tagus Valley´. 2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12WEIGHT (Weighting factor) – Germany years 1991, 1998 and 2008: Not stored in the data file The weighting factors for East- and West-Germany are not stored in the data file but should be incorporated (1991 - DE-East: 0.36110 and DE-West: 1.62981; 1998 - DE-East: 0.37392 and DE-West: 1,17759009; 2008 - DE-East: 0.59940556 and DE-West: 1.17759009).2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12Information on identified duplicated records in ISSP datasets:Please, check in document ´ZA1490_All_Overview_Duplicated Records.xlsx´ in tab ´Data & Documents´, subtab ´Other Documents´, whether the dataset at hand contains any identified duplicated records. The document also offers recommendations for treatment.2019-1-10Fixed, in total the following 74 records have been deleted: 48 for Cyprus in 1998 (2900062, 2900064, 2900075, 2900084, 2900087, 2900094, 2900095, 2900105, 2900106, 2900115, 2900130, 2900137, 2900139, 2900140, 2900150, 2900639, 2900642, 2900643, 2900647, 2900648, 2900650, 2900653, 2900659, 2900661, 2900662, 2900668, 2900669, 2900672, 2900674, 2900676, 2900678, 2900645, 2900680, 2900682, 2900686, 2900688, 2900690, 2900691, 2900720, 2900724, 2900726, 2900728, 2900733, 2900734, 2900736, 2900739, 2900740, 2900741), 20 for Portugal in 1998 (3000001, 3000002, 3000003, 3000004, 3000005, 3000006, 3000007, 3000008, 3000009, 3000010, 3001134, 3001135, 3001136, 3001137, 3001138, 3001139, 3001140, 3001141, 3001142, 3001143), 2 for Russia in 1998 (1800906, 1801085), 2 for Ireland in 2008 (5421, 6523) and 2 for Spain in 2008 (2700, 3272). The aforementioned document ´ZA1490_All_Overview_Duplicated Records.xlsx´ has been updated. The sample size has decreased from 102.454 records in total to 102.380 records in total.
2018-12-12WRKHRS (R: Hours worked weekly): Variable format not well performedWRKHRS includes national data with decimal numbers and needs to be rounded to meet the ISSP standard.2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12V5 (Country_Sample): Difficulties with variable format The country codes used for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany West and East in V5 are problematic due to decimal numbers in the code and already caused difficulties in online analyses via ZACAT (GESIS Online Study Catalogue). To ensure smooth transactions, the variable format of V5 should be recoded to integer numbers (F5.0).2019-1-10Fixed.
2018-12-12Changing of meta data (country names and abbreviations)Some meta data should be more closely adapted to the current ISSP standard respective international standards. In this context, ´Slovak Republic´ in variable labels or value labels should be renamed to ´Slovakia´. For Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as subsamples from the United Kingdom, the country abbreviation ´GB´ for Great Britain should be specified by ´GB-GBN´ and the abbreviation ´NIE´ for Northern Ireland replaced by ´GB-NIR´ according to the ISO 3166-2 standard.2019-1-10Fixed.

Further Remarks

NotesFor more detailed information on the individual modules, please have a look at the documentations for: ZA2150 Religion I (1991) ZA3190 Religion II (1998) ZA4950 Religion III (2008)
Number of Units: 102380
Number of Variables: 123
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

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  •  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: Religion
    ‘Religion’ is one of the eleven ISSP topic modules. Central themes are issues, such as religious attitudes and beliefs, religious socialization, past and current religious practices, religion and governmental connections and aspects of secularization.