Dataset: Religion, 2008, Norwegian part of ISSP

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Abstract

This survey is conducted on the basis of the research work in "The International Social Survey Programme" (ISSP). ISSP is an international organization where members develop and coordinate annual surveys, mainly in the fields of political science and sociology. The topics of the surveys vary, but topics are replicated every few years so that it is possible to measure the changes in patterns of behavior and attitudes over time and differences between countries and cultures.

In 1989, the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) became member of the ISSP and NSD has since been responsible for conducting the survey in Norway.

In 2008, the goal was to collect data on religion.

Variable Groups

Full Title

Religion, 2008, Norwegian part of ISSP

Identification Number

NSD1331

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD Data producer

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2008 Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Norwegian Social Sciens Data Service NSD

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Series Name

International Social Survey Program (ISSP), Norwegian part

Series Information

ISSP prepares and coordinates annual surveys in their member countries. The topics for research are repeated at intervals of a few years. The "Religion" survey was conducted for the first time in 1991, and partially replicated in 1998 and 2008. NSD conducted the survey for in Norway all three years. The objective of the surveys is to create an empirical foundation for studying religion as a cultural phenomenon and social institution, which significance religion has for the modern individual and society and which processes and factors that develop and influence the role of religion.

Version

Date: 2009-11-23

Notes

Data from Norwegian Social Science Data Services are documented and prepared, second NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Religion, 2008, Norwegian part of ISSP". Data collected by Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen. Second NSD edition, Bergen 2009.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Religion and values

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2008 2008

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2008-05-07 2008-07-09

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Part of country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Persons residing in Norway in the ages of 18-79 years, March 2008

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

TNS Gallup  (TNS)

Sampling Procedure

The sample has consisted of 3400 units.

The primary sample was drawn from the Central Person Register as a simple, random sample of persons residing in Norway, in the age of 18-79 years. TNS Gallup sent out and registered the self-completion questionnaires. Respondents were also offered to answer on a web-based questionnaire developed by NSD. 229 of the respondents used the web survey.

Gross sample: 3400 persons
Net sample: 1333 persons
Response rate: 39,21%

Mode of Data Collection

Self-completion questionnaire and web survey

Weighting

No weights.

Location

Availability Status

Data are freely accessible for researchers and students at universities and colleges

Extent of Collection

One datafile; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data are freely accessible for researchers and students at universities and colleges

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) "Religion, 2008, Norwegian part of ISSP" . The survey was financed by NSD.The data are provided by TNS Gallup and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither TNS Gallup nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here."

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets three copies, alternatively a PDF-file, of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Disclaimer

Neither TNS Gallup nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Studies

Religion, 1998, Norwegian part of ISSP

Religion, 1991, Norwegian part of ISSP

Religion, 2008, Norwegian part of ISSP, additional sample Agder

Spørreskjema for religion for 2008

Spørreskjema for religion 2008

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