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ZA4950: International Social Survey Programme: Religion III - ISSP 2008

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation ISSP Research Group (2018): International Social Survey Programme: Religion III - ISSP 2008. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4950 Data file Version 2.3.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13161
Study No.ZA4950
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme: Religion III - ISSP 2008
Current Version2.3.0, 2018-10-26, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13161
Date of Collection30.11.2007 - 09.07.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Höllinger, Franz - Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria
  • Haller, Max - Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz, Austria
  • Evans, Ann - The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Carton, Ann - Vlaamse Overheid, Studiedienst van de Vlaamse Regering (Research Centre of the Flemish Government) (SVR), Belgium (Flanders)
  • Segovia, Carolina - Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile
  • Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Papageorgiou, Bambos - Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Hamplová, Dana - Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 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
  • Harrits, Gitte S. - Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Fridberg, Torben - The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jæger, Mads - 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
  • Gundelach, Peter - Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kjær, Ulrik - Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Dore, Carlos - Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Blom, Raimo - Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Mohler, Peter - GESIS, Germany
  • Lemel, Yannick - FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
  • Forsé, Michel - FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France
  • Melin, Harri - Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Park, Alison - National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain
  • Robert, Peter - TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah - B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Meraviglia, Cinzia - Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
  • Accornero, Laura - Department of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
  • 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
  • Morones, César - Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Silva, Yasodhara - Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Godinez, Alberto - Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Palacios, Felipe - Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Ceballos, Vanessa - Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Ganzeboom, Harry B.G. - Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, Free University Amsterdam, 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
  • 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
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Vala, Jorge - 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
  • Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 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
  • Toš, Niko - Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Struwig, Jare - Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa
  • Kim, Sang-Wook - Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
  • 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
  • Chang, Ying-hwa - Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kalaycıoğlu, Ersin - Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ivaschenko, Olga - Department of Social Structures, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ferre, Zuleika - Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Piani, Giorgina - Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Rossi, Máximo - Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Goyeneche, Juan J. - Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Zoppolo, Guillermo - Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 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
  • Briceño León, Roberto - LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Ávila, Olga - LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Camardiel, Alberto - LASCO, Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela

Content

AbstractContent: attitudes towards religious practices. Topics: assessment of personal happiness; 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; people can be trusted vs. can´t be too careful in dealing with people; trust in institutions (parliament, business and industry, churches and religious organizations, courts and the legal system, schools and the educational system); mobility; attitudes towards the influence of religious leaders on voters and government; 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); judgement on the power of churches and religious organizations; attitudes towards equal rights for all religious groups in the country and respect for all religions; acceptance of persons from a different religion or with different religious views in case of marrying a relative or being a candidate of the preferred political party (social distance); attitudes towards the allowance for religious extremists to hold public meetings and to publish books expressing their views (freedom of expression); doubt or firm belief in God (deism, scale); belief in: a life after death, heaven, hell, religious miracles, reincarnation, Nirvana, supernatural powers of deceased ancestors; 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, connection with God without churches or religious services); 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; personal frequency of church attendance when young; frequency of prayers and participation in religious activities; shrine, altar or a religious object in respondent’s home; frequency of visiting a holy place (shrine, temple, church or mosque) for religious reasons except regular religious services; self-classification of personal religiousness and spirituality; truth in one or in all religions; attitudes towards the profits of practicing a religion (scale: finding inner peace and happiness, making friends, gaining comfort in times of trouble and sorrow, meeting the right kind of people). Optional items (not stated in all countries): ´born-again´ Christian; attitudes towards the Bible (or appropriate holy book); questions generally applicable for all countries: conversion of faith after crucial experience; personal sacrifice as an expression of faith such as fasting or following a special diet during holy season such as Lent or Ramadan; concept of God (semantic differential scale: mother - father, master - spouse, judge - lover, friend - king); belief in lucky charms, fortune tellers, faith healers and horoscopes; decision criteria for personal actions (laws or religious principles); attitudes towards members of different religious groups (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Atheists or non-believers). Demography: sex; age; marital status; steady life partner; years of schooling; highest education level; country specific education and degree; 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 (respondent and partner); if self-employed: number of employees; trade union membership; earnings of respondent (country specific); family income (country specific); size of household; household composition; party affiliation (left-right); country specific party affiliation; participation in last election; religious denomination; religious main groups; attendance of religious services; self-placement on a top-bottom scale; region (country specific); size of community (country specific); type of community: urban-rural area; country of origin or ethnic group affiliation. Additionally coded: administrative mode of data-collection; weighting factor; case substitution.
Categories Categories
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
Topics Topics
  • 5.5 Religion and values

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE), Flanders
  • Chile (CL)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Dominican Republic (DO)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • United States of America (US)
  • Uruguay (UY)
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (VE)
UniversePersons aged 18 years and older Exceptions: Finland (15 to 74 years), Japan (16 years and over), Latvia (18 to 74 years), Norway (18 to 79 years), Russia (16 years and over), South Africa (16 years and over) and Sweden (17 to 79 years)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: Probability Sample: Simple Random Sample Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Different modes of data collection depending on the country: Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview) Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper Telephone interview
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorFieldwork institutes: Austria: IFES-Institut, Vienna; Australia: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne; Belgium - Flanders: Significant GfK, Heverlee; Chile: ICCOM, Santiago; Croatia: Institute for Social Research, Zagreb; Cyprus: Center of Applied Research, Cyprus College, Nicosia; Czech Republic: Factum Invenio, s.r.o., Praha; Denmark: SFI SURVEY, Copenhagen; Dominican Republic: Asisa Research Group (ARG); Finland: Statistics Finland, Social Survey Unit, Helsinki; 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; Mexico: Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO), Zapopan, Jalisco; 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; South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria; South-Korea: Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul; Spain: Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid; Sweden: SIFO Research and Consulting, Stockholm; Switzerland: MIS Trend, Lausanne; Taiwan: Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei; Turkey: Infakto Research Workshop, Istanbul; Ukraine: Kiev international institute of sociology (KIIS); Uruguay: Department of Economics – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uruguay; United States: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago; Venezuela: Instituto DELPHOS
Date of Collection
  • 02.12.2009 - 28.02.2010 (Australia)
  • 22.10.2008 - 08.12.2008 (Austria)
  • 10.03.2008 - 10.07.2008 (Belgium - Flanders)
  • 07.06.2008 - 26.06.2008 (Chile)
  • 01.06.2009 - 15.09.2009 (Croatia)
  • 15.09.2008 - 29.09.2008 (Czech Republic)
  • 22.01.2009 - 12.07.2009 (Denmark)
  • 12.12.2008 - 30.12.2008 (Dominican Republic)
  • 19.09.2008 - 08.01.2009 (Finland)
  • 09.2008 - 12.2008 (France)
  • 01.03.2008 - 23.08.2008 (Germany)
  • 10.06.2008 - 11.11.2008 (Great Britain)
  • 12.08.2008 - 31.10.2008 (Ireland)
  • 15.09.2009 - 15.02.2010 (Israel)
  • 03.11.2008 - 07.03.2010 (Italy)
  • 22.11.2008 - 30.11.2008 (Japan)
  • 12.06.2009 - 06.07.2009 (Latvia)
  • 18.07.2009 - 03.08.2009 (Mexico)
  • 03.2008 - 12.2008 (Netherlands)
  • 26.08.2008 - 30.11.2008 (New Zealand)
  • 01.10.2008 - 27.02.2009 (Northern Ireland)
  • 07.05.2008 - 09.07.2008 (Norway)
  • 30.11.2007 - 03.12.2007 (Philippines - Survey of Christians)
  • 02.04.2008 - 12.04.2008 (Philippines - Survey of Moslems)
  • 02.06.2010 - 09.07.2010 (Poland)
  • 06.2009 - 11.2009 (Portugal)
  • 02.01.2009 - 26.01.2009 (Russia)
  • 07.10.2008 - 28.10.2008 (Slovakia)
  • 24.03.2009 - 04.06.2009 (Slovenia)
  • 03.11.2008 - 20.12.2008 (South Africa)
  • 29.06.2008 - 30.08.2008 (South Korea)
  • 21.10.2008 - 05.12.2008 (Spain)
  • 19.02.2008 - 29.04.2008 (Sweden)
  • 08.02.2008 - 05.09.2009 (Switzerland)
  • 15.07.2009 - 06.09.2009 (Taiwan)
  • 01.12.2008 - 21.02.2009 (Turkey)
  • 11.10.2008 - 20.10.2008 (Ukraine)
  • 30.11.2008 - 10.12.2008 (Hungary)
  • 20.09.2008 - 20.12.2008 (Uruguay)
  • 16.04.2008 - 15.09.2008 (United States)
  • 04.07.2008 - 12.07.2008 (Venezuela)
  • 07.07.2008 - 19.09.2008 (Cyprus)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.3.0 (current version)2018-10-26 errata corrected, duplicates eliminated https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13161
2.2.02012-4-18 Addition of alphanumerical country sample identification variable ´C_ALPHAN´ (basis: ISO 3166) to show cross tabulations in the Variable Report https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11334
2.1.02011-8-25 Austrian data updated, Dutch data (V48 - V55) corrected https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10773
2.0.02010-12-15 Full Release (covers 40 countries) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10206
1.0.02010-4-27 Partial Release (covers 35 countries) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10005
Errata in current version
none
Version changes
Changes between version 2.3.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-12-14V66 (Q34a Religion helps people: find inner peace) - NL: Data errorSubstantial data error in V66 of the Dutch data. We urgently advise not to use this variable for further analysis. 2018-10-26Fixed, see errata of 2018-10-25.
2014-9-15RELIG (Religious denomination) and RELIGGRP (Religious main groups) - The Netherlands: Data errorSubstantial data error in variables RELIG and RELIGGRP of the Dutch data. Correct version available on request (e-mail: isspservice@gesis.org).2018-10-26Fixed, see errata of 2018-10-25.
2015-4-10V59 (Q27 How often R pray) - Russia: Wrong data In case of Russia, V59 ´How often do you pray´ has been missed in the Russian questionnaire. By mistake, the data of ATTEND has been included to V59. Please use the syntax below: do if v5=643. compute v59=0. end if. execute.2018-10-26Fixed.
2016-1-14LV_REG (Country specific region: Latvia)In case of Latvia, value labels of LV_REG (Region: Latvia) are reversed. Please modify the scale as follows and keep the data as it is: 1. Riga, 2. Vidzeme, 3. Kurzeme, 4. Zemgale, 5. Latgale2018-10-26Fixed.
2016-11-24MARITAL (Marital status) - Great Britain: Data errorThere is a substantial data error in the British variable on marital status. Please contact isspservice@gesis.org to be provided with the correct version.2018-10-26Fixed.
2017-1-17V79 - V81 (Optional question 6b-d) - CZ: Data errors due to coding mistakeFor the Czech Republic, V79 to V81 (Q6b-d of the optional question Q6) showed the same responses as V78 (Q6a) due to a mistake in coding. Correct versions for V79 to V81 are available on request (e-mail: isspservice@gesis.org), V78 is correct.2018-10-26Fixed.
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.2018-10-26In total, four duplicated records have been deleted: For Spain: # 2700 and # 3272 and for Ireland: # 5421 and # 6523. The aforementioned document ´ZA1490_All_Overview_Duplicated Records.xlsx´ has been updated.
2018-2-9Serious problems in several variabes of the Dutch data: V16,V26,V36,V46,V66,V76,V86,V88We urgentyl advise not to use the following variables of the Dutch data for further analysis: V16,V26,V36,V46,V66,V76,V86,V88. A mismatch of ID numbers has been detected. Revised variables will be provided soon.2018-10-26Fixed, see errata of 2018-10-25.
2018-10-24V4 (Country/ Sample Code ISO 3166): Difficulties with variable format The format for variable V4 in former times caused difficulties in online analyses in ZACAT (GESIS Online Study Catalogue) and led to problems in transformation procedures between different statistical programs.2018-10-26The format for variable V4 has been changed into F5.0
2018-10-24Belgium: ISO 3166 cannot be applied for the subsample of Belgium (Flanders)No ISO standard code is available for the subsample of Belgium (Flanders) as in the Flemish sample primarily residents from Flanders (ISO 3166: BE-VLG) but in addition to them also residents from Brussels were interviewed, via selection on Dutch addresses. The non-ISO 3166 code ´BE-FLA´ will be used instead.2018-10-26The formerly assigned abbreviation ´BE-VLG´, used for Flanders in the variable labels and the value labels, was replaced by ´BE-FLA´.
2018-10-24SPISCO88 (S-P: Occupation ILO,ISCO 1988 4-digit) - Data error: No value label for code 8287 Since code 8287 is no official ISCO88 code, the value label is missing for this code. By recourse to the original data, the true occupation could be found out and should be coded into code 8290.2018-10-26Fixed.
2018-10-24WRKHRS (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.2018-10-26Fixed.
2018-10-24GB_SIZE (Size of community) - Great Britain: Scale reversedFor Great Britain, the scale for the size of community did not meet the standard direction (from big communities to small communities resp. from densely populated to sparsely populated) but was coded reversely. The categories 1-4 should be recoded: (1=4) (2=3) (3=2) (4=1).2018-10-26Fixed.
2018-10-24SUBSCASE (Case substitution flag) - Israel: Misleading usage of standard values and value labelsAs substitution was not used in Israel, all cases should be recoded from code 1 ´Case from original sample´ into code 0 ´No substitution in this survey´. 2018-10-26Fixed.
2018-10-24WEIGHT (Weighting factor) - Germany: Not stored in the data fileThe weighting factor for East-Germany and West-Germany is not stored in the data file but should be incorporated (Eastern Germany: 0,59940556 and Western Germany: 1,17759009).2018-10-26Fixed.
2018-10-25Serious data problems in Dutch dataThe Dutch data has been revised from scratch. This is especially true for the variables V16, V26, V36, V46, V48-V55, V66, V76, V86, V88, COHAB, RELIG, RELIGGRP, ATTD_EXT, NL_SIZE and ETHNIC.2018-10-26Fixed.

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 59982
Number of Variables: 364
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

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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: 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.