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ZA3910: International Social Survey Programme: National Identity II - ISSP 2003

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  • ZA3910_v2-1-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 13 MBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_au.pdf (Questionnaire) 210 KBytes
  • ZA3910_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 878 KBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_jp.pdf (Questionnaire) 450 KBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 300 KBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 217 KBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_sk-hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 63 KBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_tw.pdf (Questionnaire) 285 KBytes
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  • ZA3910_q_uy.pdf (Questionnaire) 123 KBytes
  • ZA3910_q_ve.pdf (Questionnaire) 170 KBytes
  • ZA3910_q_za.pdf (Questionnaire) 172 KBytes


  • ZA3910_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 3 MBytes

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  • ZA1490_all_Overview_Duplicated_Records.xlsx (Table) 204 KBytes
  • ZA3910_mr.pdf (Method Report) 334 KBytes
  • ZA3910_topics.pdf (Other Document) 26 KBytes
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Citation Citation ISSP Research Group (2012): International Social Survey Programme: National Identity II - ISSP 2003. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3910 Data file Version 2.1.0,
Study No.ZA3910
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme: National Identity II - ISSP 2003
Current Version2.1.0, 2012-10-18,
Date of Collection02.2003 - 01.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Gibson, Rachel K. - ACSPRI Centre for Social Research (ACSR) Research School of Social Sciences Canberra, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Haller, Max - Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
  • Hadler, Markus - Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
  • Hoellinger, Franz - Institut für Soziologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
  • Dimova, Lilia - Agency for Social Analyses (ASA), Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Pyman, Heather - Carleton University Survey Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • 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
  • Segovia, Carolina - Centro de Estudios Públicos, Santiago, Chile
  • Andersen, Jørgen G. - Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Tobiasen, Mette - Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Andersen, Johannes - Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Tanskanen, Eero - Survey Research Unit, Statistics Finland, Finland
  • Borg, Sami - FSD Finnish Social Science Data Archive University of Tampere, Finland
  • Blom, Raimo - University of Tampere, Finland
  • Melin, Harri - University of Tampere, Finland
  • Lemel, Yannick - France-ISSP Association (Centre de Rechere en Économie et Statistique) Laboratorie de Sociologie Quantitative, Malkoff, France
  • Bréchon, Pierre - CIDSP (Centre d´Infomatisation des Données Socio-Politiques) Institut d´Études Politiques de Grenoble, Domaine Universitaire, St. Martin D´Heres, France
  • Cautres, Bruno - CIDSP (Centre d´Infomatisation des Données Socio-Politiques) Institut d´Études Politiques de Grenoble, Domaine Universitaire, St. Martin D´Heres, France
  • Chauvel, Louis - OFCE (Observatorie Français des Conjonctures Économiques), Paris, France
  • Forsé, Michel - OFCE (Observatorie Français des Conjonctures Économiques), Paris, France
  • Degenne, Alain - LASMAS (Laboratoire d´Analyse Secondaire et de Méthodes Appliquées en Sociologie), Paris, France
  • Harkness, Janet - ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
  • Mohler, Peter Ph. - ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
  • Scholz, Evi - ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
  • Klein, Sabine - ZUMA, Mannheim, Germany
  • Park, Alison - National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
  • Jowell, Roger - National Centre for Social Research, London, Great Britain
  • Örkény, Antal - ELTE University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
  • Phadraig, Máire N. G. - SSRC (Social Science Research Centre) University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Ward, Conor - SSRC (Social Science Research Centre) University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Caithness, Philippa - SSRC (Social Science Research Centre) University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah - Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Yuchtman-Yaar, Eppie - Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Aramaki, Hiroshi - NHK, Broadcasting Culture Research Institute Public Opinion Research Division, Tokio, Japan
  • Tabuns, Aivars - Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Riga, Latvia
  • Tabuna, Ausma - Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Riga, Latvia
  • Ganzeboom, Harry B.G. - Free University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Gendall, Philip - Department of Marketing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Skjak, Knut K. - NSD (Norwegian Social Science Data Services), Bergen, Norway
  • Knutsen, Oddbjørn - Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Mangahas, Mahar - Quezon City, Philippines
  • Cichomski, Bogdan - ISS (Institut for Social Studies), Warsaw University, Poland
  • Villaverde Cabral, Manuel - Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ramos, Alice - Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Khakhulina, Ludmila - Levada Analytic Center, Moscow, Russia
  • Piscova, Magdalena - Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Hafner-Fink, Mitja - Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Svallfors, Stefan - Dept. of Sociology, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden
  • Edlund, Jonas - Dept. of Sociology, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden
  • Rule, Stephen - Human Science Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Seok, Hyunho - Survey Research Center, Sungyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea (South-Korea)
  • García-Pardo, Natalia - CIS (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas), Madrid, Spain
  • Díez-Nicolás, Juan - ASEP (Análisis Sociológicos Económicos y Políticos), Madrid, Spain
  • SIDOS (Swiss Information and Data Archive for the Social Sciences), Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Fu, Yang-chih - Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Ferre, Zuleika - Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Piani, Giorgina - Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Rossi, Máximo - Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Smith, Tom W. - National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA
  • Briceno-Leon, Roberto - LACSO (Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales) Research School of Social Sciences, Caracas, Venezuela


AbstractQuestions on national consciousness and national identity. Topics: Identification with the town, the city, the region, the nation and with the respective continent; most important characteristics for national identity; identification with one´s own nation and national pride (scale); perceived pride in the democracy of the country, the political influence of the country in the world, the economic achievement, the social security system, the scientific achievements, the achievements in sports, the achievements in arts or literature, the armed forces, the history and equal rights of all social groups in society; preference for protective duty to support the national economy; attitude to the right of international institutions to enforce solutions to be accepted nationally; attitude to enforcing national interests regardless of evoking conflicts with other countries; rejection of acquisition of land by foreigners in one´s country; preference for national films in national television stations; damage done by large international companies to the local business; attitude to free trade; attitude to follow the decisions of international organisations even if the local government does not agree with them; international organisations take away too much power from the country; availability of worldwide information as a benefit of the internet; importance of sharing national customs and traditions to achieve full nationality; attitude to government support of national minorities to preserve their customs and habits; preference for assimilation of minorities or retention of their identity; hostility to foreigners and prejudices against immigrants (scale); attitude to a reduction of immigration of foreigners; respondents citizenship; citizenship of parents at birth of respondent; birthplace or citizenship of parents should allow naturalization of children; same rights for citizens and legal immigrants; attitude towards stronger measures regarding illegal immigrants; languages spoken at home; perceived ethnic affiliation and strength of this feeling. Additional questions in EU states: Advantageousness of membership of the country in the EU; benefits from EU-membership; attitude towards a powerful EU-government. Demography: Sex; age; marital status; steady life-partner; years in school, current employment status; current employment status of spouse; hours worked weekly; occupation of respondent and spouse (ISCO-88); respondent and spouse working for private, public sector or self-employed; supervisor function; union membership; household size; family income; respondents earnings; household composition; self-placement on a left-right continuum; party preference; vote last election; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; self-placement on a top-bottom scale; region; town size, rural or urban region; ethnicity or nationality. Additionally encoded: Mode of data-collection.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Migration
  • Cultural and national identity
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Canada (CA)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Spain (ES)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Uruguay (UY)
  • United States of America (US)
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (VE)
Universe18 years old (Exceptions: Finland: 15; Japan, Netherlands, Russia and South Africa: 16; Sweden: 17) and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Oral, paper and pencil resp. postal interview with standardised questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorAustralian Social Science Data Archive, Australia; Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES), Vienna; SC&C, Czech Republic; SFI SURVEY, Copenhagen, Denmark; Statistics Finland, Helsinki, Finland; France-ISSP, France; TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Germany; National Centre for Social Research, Great Britain; TÁRKI RT Social Research Centre, Hungary; Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland; B.I. and L. Cohen, Israel; Central Research Services, Inc., Japan; Free University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; TNS Gallup; Norway Research and Evaluation Services (RES), Northern Ireland; Social Weather Stations, Philippines; Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warsaw, Poland; TNS-Euroteste, Portugal; Levada-Center, Russia; ASA, Bratislava, Slovakia; Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), Ljubljana, Slovenia; Human Sciences Research Council, South-Africa; Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, South-Korea; ASEP, S.A., Spain; SIFO, Sweden; Institut SIDOS, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Department of Economics – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Uruguay; National Opinion Research Center (NORC), USA; Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, LACSO, Venezuela
Date of Collection
  • 02.2003 - 01.2005 (The survey periods: Australia: August to December 2003; Austria: November to December 2004; Bulgaria: April to May 2003; Canada: January to March 2004; Chile: December 2003; Czech Republic: September to October 2003; Denmark: October 2003 to January 2004; Finland: September to November 2003; France: September to December 2003; Germany: March to July 2004; Great Britain: June to September 2003; Hungary: February to March 2003; Ireland: October to November 2003; Israel: December 2003 to February 2004; Japan: November to December 2003; Latvia: December 2003; New Zeeland: September to November 2003; The Netherlands: December 2004 to March 2005; Norway: October to December 2003; Philippines: March 2003; Poland: January 2005; Portugal: April to September 2004; Russia: July 2003; Slovakian Republic: April to May 2004; Slovenia: February to March 2003; South Africa: August to October 2003; South Korea: July to August 2003; Spain: June 2003; Sweden: February to April 2003; Switzerland: May 2002 to August 2003; Taiwan: October to November 2003; Uruguay: July to August 2004; USA: August to December 2004; Venezuela: March to April 2004.)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.1.0 (current version)2012-10-18 Update: correction of errors (see changes in this version)
Errata in current version
2018-2-1Information 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.
Version changes
Changes between version 2.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2009-9-7RINCOME (Respondent´s income) and INCOME (Family income): SloveniaIn case of Slovenia the values of the variables RINCOME (Respondent´s income) and INCOME (Family income) are completely mixed up in the integrated file due to an error in the original data of Slovenia.2012-10-18Slovenia: RINCOME replaced by INCOME and vice versa
2008-12-4v56 (Are you a citizen of): Czech RepublicFor Czech Republic the coding of V56 ´Are you citizen of´ is completely reversed in the version 2.0.0 due to a coding error in the original Czech coding scheme.2012-10-18Czech Republic: Please use the SPSS syntax statement as follows: Do if V3=14. Recode V56 (1=2) (2=1) (else=copy). End if. Execute.
2008-12-4RINCOME (Respondent´s income) and INCOME (Family income): Japan, NorwayFor Japan and Norway the values of Repondent´s and Family income are based on yearly income and NOT on monthly income. Additional the continuous values for Japan are declared in thousand Yen. 2012-10-18Japan, Norway: Corrected in Documentation.
2012-10-176 cases of double id´s: Canada, SpainData from Canada and Spain contain duplicate ID numbers for distinct cases.2012-10-18Canada - two cases: 1) if v9=1 id 20000486 => 20000488; 2) if v4=8 id 20001022 => 20001024. Spain - 4 cases: 1) if v4=11 id 25000935 => 25000936; 2) if v4=2 id 25000969 => 25000968; 3) if v4=3 id 25000995 => 25000998; 4) if v4=3 id 25001166 => 25001214.
2012-10-17V63 (How proud are you being country national): SpainIn case of Spain code 2 (Somewhat proud) was blank through an error.2012-10-18Spain: Restoring of Spanish code 2 data by means of national data set.
2012-10-17EDUCYRS: New ZealandAccidentally, code 9 in New Zealand is a valid code and seems to indicate ´9 years´. In fact, code 9 should be code 99 (No answer).2012-10-18New Zealand: Recode EDUCYRS for NZ (9=99).
2012-10-17COHAB: Great Britain, PolandWhen integrating the British and Polish data sets code 1 (Yes) was mistakenly overwritten.2012-10-18Great Britain, Poland: Restoring of code 1 (Yes) by means of national data sets.

Further Remarks

NotesNumber of cases for the individual countries are: Australia: 2183 postal interview Austria: 1006 oral interview Bulgaria: 1069 oral interview Canada: 1211 postal interview Chile: 1505 oral interview Czech Republic: 1276 oral interview Denmark: 1322 postal interview Finland: 1379 postal interview France: 1669 postal interview Germany: 1287 oral interview, questionnaire filled in by respondent with the interviewer present Great Britain: 873 self-completion questionnaire, completed by the respondent after the main face-to-face interview and collected by the interviewer Hungary: 1021 oral interview Ireland: 1065 oral interview Israel: 1218 oral interview Japan: 1102 oral interview Latvia: 1000 oral interview New Zeeland: 1036 postal interview The Netherlands: 1823 postal interview Norway: 1469 postal interview Philippines: 1200 oral interview Poland: 1277 oral interview Portugal: 1602 oral interview Russia: 2383 postal interview Slovakian Republic: 1152 oral interview Slovenia: 1093 oral interview South Africa: 2483 oral interview South Korea: 1315 oral interview Spain: 1212 oral interview Sweden: 1186 postal interview Switzerland: 1037 oral interview Taiwan: 2016 oral interview Uruguay: 1108 oral interview USA: 1216 self-completion on laptop Venezuela: 1199 oral interview. The data file and documentation of the present ISSP module have been prepared by ASEP/JDS ( and in Madrid, Spain, under a cooperation agreement between ZA and ASEP/JDS. Data formats and documentation standards may therefore differ slightly from the remainder of the series.
Number of Units: 45993
Number of Variables: 245
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  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: National Identity
    ‘National Identity’ is one of the eleven ISSP topic modules. Central themes are issues, such as respondents’ global, national or ethnic identification, aspects of national pride and support for their own nation, attitudes towards national and international issues, attitudes towards foreigners and foreign cultures, and views on what makes someone a true member of one’s own nationality.