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International Social Survey Programme

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The International Social Survey Programme, run as part of our British Social Attitudes survey, is a study of social attitudes in 45 countries across the world.

In Britain the International Social Survey Programme or ISSP is run as part of our British Social Attitudes survey.

Since 1985 the same module of 60 questions have been repeated at regular intervals with new topics added to reflect societal changes. The survey can be used to make cross-country comparisons and measure change over time.

Recent topics include social networks in 2017 and the role of government in 2016.

Future questionnaire topics include religion (2018), social inequality (2019) and the environment (2020). 

We are grateful to the ESRC for funding Britain’s participation in the ISSP.

Interested in funding?

It is now possible to fund additional questions to run alongside future topics. Funding a small subset of questions in the relevant area comes with the benefit of accessing a large module of questions, offering extensive possibilities for analysis at a fraction of the cost. Please email new-business@natcen.ac.uk or telephone 0207 549 9584. 

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