Subset of the 2010 General Social Survey for the "Politics, Social Issues, Family, and Religion" Learning Module
CitationSmith, T. W., Marsden, P. V., & Hout, M. (2020, December 18). Subset of the 2010 General Social Survey for the 'Politics, Social Issues, Family, and Religion' Learning Module.
SummaryThe General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972 except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS is designed as part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This subset of the 2010 GSS was created for users of the "Politics, Social Issues, Family, and Religion" learning module and features measures on religious attendance, political views, social attitudes, and family life.
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Data FileCases: 4901
Weight Variable: WTCOMBNR
Collection ProceduresIn-person interview (approximately 90 minutes long)
Sampling ProceduresNORC has introduced an innovative approach to demographic sampling frame construction and sample design for NORC's program of face-to-face surveys from 2004 onward. The important changes from previous GSS designs are: (i) the construction of a new list-assisted sampling frame for 72 percent of the population; (ii) an increase in the size of the certainty stratum (the proportion of the population covered by certainty area selections); (iii) designation of new primary sampling units (PSUs) for the certainty stratum; (iv) designation of new secondary sampling units (SSUs) for the remaining "urban" areas; and (v) designation of larger SSUs for the remaining areas.
Principal InvestigatorsTom W. Smith
Peter V. Marsden