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General Social Survey (GSS)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 13:34
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The National Data Program for the Sciences, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Chicago, IL
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Description:The General Social Services (GSS) is widely regarded as the single best source of data on societal trends. The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest.

Population: The survey was administered annually to 1,500 Americans from 1972-1993. From 1994 on administered every other year with a target sample of 1,500.

Periodicity: Data available from 1972-2016 as a data file.

Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Demographics, attitudes.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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