International Social Survey Programme

ISSP Data on the ‘Role of Government’ out now!

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ISSP 2016 - "Role of Government V", doi:10.4232/1.13052
The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) has conducted a survey which sheds lights on respondents’ attitudes and opinions on a wide range of issues covered by the umbrella term ‘Role of Government’ in 35 countries across six continents. The data offer great opportunities for monitoring social change and deepen the understanding of contemporary societies by looking at subtopics, such as state intervention in the market/economy, government responsibilities, political trust and efficacy, as well as public spending and taxation. Collected at five time points (first in 1985), the data not only enable cross- national, but also time comparisons across more than three decades.

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