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ISSP 2008 "Religion III" - ZA No. 4950

Latest news on this module
The latest data set version (26.10.2018) : ZA4950 (v2.3.0), doi:10.4232/1.13161

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Note 1: The Italian ISSP 2008 module was fielded in two rounds (in November 2008 and from October 2009 to March 2010), owing to problems that the fielding institute encountered during the first fieldwork period. The ISSP Methodological Committee approved the sample resulting from pooling the two rounds, which can still be separated using the FLAG variable in the data set.
Note 2: The data set from Canada is not included in the integrated file based on decision of the Methodolocigal Committee due to low response rate and limitations of the sample database. This data can be however downloaded as separate data file under the study number ZA4966.

Religion Around the World Study of the 2008 International Social Survey Programme - ZA No. 5690

The ISSP Religion III module was additionally surveyed in the non-ISSP-member countries IndonesiaKenyaSri Lanka and Tanzania. The data sets of these four countries are not included in the integrated file ZA4950, but can be downloaded as a minor integration under the study number ZA5690.

Participating countries

Sample size

Time of Fieldwork


Questionnaire Background Variables
Australia 1718 12/2009-02/2010   AU08 AU08
Austria 1020 10/2008-12/2008 admin. together with ISSP 2007 'Leisure Time and Sports' AT08 AT08
Belgium/ Flanders 1263 03/2008-07/2008   BE08-nl BE-FLA08
Canada 421 09/2009-02/2010 admin. together with ISSP 2009 'Social Inequality IV' - not included in integrated file (see note)    
Chile 1505 06/2008   CL08 CL08
Croatia 1201 06/2009-09/2009   HR08 HR08
Cyprus 1000   07/2008-09/2008   CY08 CY08
Czech Republic 1512 09/2008   CZ08 CZ08
Denmark 2004 01/2009-07/2009   DK08 DK08
Dominican Republic 2086 12/2008   DO08 DO08
Finland 1136 09/2008-01/2009   FI08-fi
France 2454 04/2008-06/2008   FR08 FR08
Germany 1706 03/2008-08/2008 admin. together with ISSP 2007 'Leisure Time and Sports' (sample split);
weighting for an all German representative sample (PDF)
DE08 DE08
Great Britain 1986 06/2008-11/2008   GB08 GB08
Hungary 1010 11/2008-12/2008   HU08 HU08
Ireland 2047 08/2008-10/2008 admin. together with ISSP 2007 'Leisure Time and Sports' IE08 IE08
Israel 1193 09/2009-02/2010   IL08-ar
Italy 1078 11/2008 +10/2009-03/2010 two field rounds owing to problems in the first round IT08 IT08
Japan 1200 11/2007   JP08 JP08
Latvia 1069 06/2009-07/2009   LV08-lv
Mexico 1471 07/2009-08/2009   MX08 MX08
Netherlands 1951 03/2008-12/2008 admin. together with ISSP 2007 'Leisure Time and Sports' NL08 NL08
New Zealand 1027 08/2008-11/2008   NZ08 NZ08
Northern Ireland 1089 10/2008-02/2009   NIR08 NIR08
Norway 1072 05/2008-07/2008   NO08 NO08
Philippines 1200 11/2007-04/2008   PH08 PH08
Poland 1263 06/2010-07/2010   PL08 PL08
Portugal 1000 06/2009-11/2009   PT08 PT08
Russia 1015 01/2009   RU08 RU08
Slovakia 1138 10/2008 admin. together with ISSP 2006 'Role of Government IV' and ISSP 2007 'Leisure Time and Sports' SK08-sk
Slovenia 1065 03/2009-06/2009   SI08 SI08
South Africa 3292 11/2008-12/2008   ZA08-af
South Korea 1508 06/2008-08/2008


Spain 2371 10/2008-12/2008   ES08 ES08
Sweden 1235 02/2008-04/2008   SE08 SE08
Switzerland 1229 02/2009-09/2009   CH08 CH08
Taiwan 1927 07/2009-09/2009   TW08 TW08
Turkey 1453 12/2008-02/2009   TR08 TR08
Ukraine 2036 10/2008   UA08-ua
United States 1365 04/2008-09/2008 admin. together with ISSP 2007 'Leisure Time and Sports' US08 US08
Uruguay 1010 09/2008-12/2008   UY08 UY08
Venezuela 1077 07/2008   VE08 VE08