Dataset: Role of Government IV - ISSP 2006


The role of the government.

attitude to compliance with law; attitudes to various forms of protest against the government; views regarding freedom of speech for extremists; attitude to justice error; attitudes towards state intervention in the economy; attitude to increased government spending for environmental protection, public health system, the police, education system, defense, pensions, unemployment benefits, culture and arts; attitude to welfare state and responsibility for jobs, price control, health care, decent standard of living, economic growsth, reduction of income differences, support for students, housing supply and protection of environment; political interest; rating the government performance in providing health care and living standards as well as dealing with country's security threats, controlling crime, fighting unemployment and protecting environment; attitude towards surveillance measures of the authorities in case of security challenges; political efficacy; trust in politicans and civil servants; assessment of tax equity with various income groups; trust in people; being treated fairly by public officials; treatment by public officials depends on personal contact; perceived amount of politicans and public officials involved in corruption; how often asked for bribe by public officials; number of persons respondent is in contact with per week.

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; weight.  

Source: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Role of Government IV - ISSP 2006

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Questionaire (English source)

Source: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Questionaire (Danish)

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