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International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

Research infrastructure The ISSP is a standardized survey cooperation project that presently is without parallel within the area of attitude research concerning the scope of social issues covered, the extent of countries involved, and the availability of time-series data.

The ISSP started in the early 1980s and involves at present 48 countries distributed on six continents including all large Western OECD countries. The comparative ISSP database is in many ways truly unique: (a) data covering a substantial number of attitudinal areas has been collected annually since the start back in 1985; (b) time series data covering 20-30 years are available for a substantial number of topics; (c) at present, 48 countries are members in the ISSP; (d) for the scientific community, ISSP data is available for free; (e) each survey has a clear framework of a general character covering different topics which are theoretically grounded.


Latest update: 2020-09-09