Global Attitudes Project, Spring 2011, 23 Nation Survey

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The Global Attitudes Project, Spring 2011, 23 Nation Survey is a cross-national survey of attitudes on global issues. Topics include politics, social issues, globalization, life satisfaction, and religion. Respondents also were surveyed on their views of the role of the United States in the world and on their impressions of well-known leaders (Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, etc.)

This survey also includes questions about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and the tsunami in Japan.

Data File
Cases: 29,100
Variables: 617
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: March 18 - May 24, 2011
Original Survey (Instrument)
Pew Global website
Funded By
Pew Research Center - Global Attitudes and Trends
Collection Procedures
The data for the survey were collected using telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Telephone interviews were used to collect data in Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the United States. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect data in Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Sampling Procedures
The target population is adults (18 years and older). All surveys are based on national samples except in China, India, and Pakistan, where the samples were disproportionately urban.
Principal Investigators
Pew Research Center - Global Attitudes and Trends
Note on Data from Pakistan and Japan
In Pakistan, two surveys were fielded in Spring 2011, one before the raid that killed Osama bin Laden (April 10-26, 2011) and one after the raid (May 8-15, 2011) For the April Pakistan survey, country=16. Country label is "Pakistan." For the May Pakistan survey, country=24. Country label is "Pakistan refield."

In Japan, these was a recontact survey to ask about the effects of the March 2011 tsunami on individual lives. The variables in this recontact survey were RE_JAP6a, RE_JAP6b, RE_JAP6c, RE_JAP6d, RE_JAP6e, and RE_JAP6g.

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