International Social Survey Programme

Social Networks

The ISSP Social Networks module series comprises three surveys entitled “Social Networks and Support Systems” conducted in 1986, “Social Relations and Support Systems” conducted in 2001 and  “Social Networks and Social Resources” conducted in 2017. These modules share the basic idea of measuring social networks and exhibit some variable overlap. However, since the thematic focus has changed across years, they are not being regarded as replicated ISSP modules.

ISSP Social Networks modules essentially deal with issues, such as nature and contacts with family members and friends, participation in associations and groups, duties and rights in social networks and social trust.

Participating countries 1986, 2001, 2017

Participating countries198620012017
Brazil X 
Canada X 
Chile X 
China  X
Croatia  X
Cyprus X 
Czech Republic XX
Denmark XX
Finland XX
France XX
Great BritainXXX
Iceland  X
India  X
Israel XX
Japan XX
Latvia X 
Lithuania  X
Mexico  X
Netherlands (X) 
New Zealand XX
Northern Ireland X 
Norway X 
Philippines XX
Poland X 
Russia XX
Slovakia  X
South Africa XX
Spain XX
Suriname  X
Sweden  X
Switzerland XX
Thailand  X
Taiwan  X

(X) = Not integrated, but available on request