International Social Survey Programme

Citizenship

Two cross-national ISSP Citizenship modules have been conducted so far. The first survey was fielded in 2004; the second in 2014. Following an ISSP rule two-thirds of the successive survey’s items are replications from the first survey.

The modules deal in great detail with several aspects of citizenship addressing a legal (rights and duties) as well as a psychological (identity) dimension. Therefore, central themes of these surveys are citizen rights, citizen obligations, participation, tolerance, group membership, trust (social trust as well as political trust), empowerment, political interest, evaluation of institutions, satisfaction with democracy and global vs. national citizenship.

Single variables from the ISSP ‘Citizenship’ modules are included in the ONBound project:

https://www.gesis.org/en/services/processing-and-analyzing-data/data-harmonization/onbound

ONBound provides a cumulated international cross-survey database linked with country level indicators. It allows for extensive comparative analyses of national and religious identities with harmonized survey data from 280 survey waves and a time span of 50 years.

Participating countries20042014
AustraliaXX
AustriaXX
Belgium/FlandersXX
BrazilX
BulgariaX
CanadaX
ChileXX
Croatia
X
CyprusX
Czech RepublicXX
DenmarkXX
Dominican RepublikX
FinlandXX
FranceXX
Georgia
X
GermanyXX
Great BritainXX
HungaryXX
Iceland
X
IndiaX
Ireland (Republic)X
IsraelXX
JapanXX
LatviaX
Lithuania
X
MexicoX
NetherlandsXX
New ZealandX
NorwayXX
PhilippinesXX
PolandXX
PortugalX
RussiaXX
SlovakiaXX
SloveniaXX
South AfricaXX
South KoreaXX
SpainXX
SwedenXX
SwitzerlandXX
TaiwanXX
Turkey
X
United StatesXX
UruguayX
VenezuelaXX