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International Social Justice Project , ISJP

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1. General description

    The International Social Justice Project (ISJP) is a large-scale, cross-national survey research project on attitudes and beliefs with regard to social, economic and political justice. The ISJP was held in 1991 and 1996. In 2000 and 2006 the ISJP was repeated in Germany (for more information, see ISJP Germany).

2. Survey type

  • Cross-national
  • Longitudinal with cross-sectional waves in 1991 and 1996, and follow-up waves Germany in 2000 and 2006
  • Representative national samples, ≥ 18 years of age
  • Single core questionnaire (no varying modules)

3. Participating countries

  • 1 to 12 countries, depending on wave
  • 1991 wave:
    Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Germany (East and West), United Kingdom, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, United States
  • 1996 wave:
    Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Russia
  • 2000 wave:
  • Germany
  • 2006 wave:
  • Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel 

4. Topics

a. Socio-demographics

  • Respondent: age, sex, education, income, work and employment, marital status, living arrangement, social-economic status
  • Partner: age, sex, education, work and employment
  • Parents:
  • Children:
  • Household: age of members, sex of members, relationship of members to respondent, composition, income

b. General

    evaluations of welfare, income, income equality, justice attitudes, political attitudes, poverty, redistributive justice, role of government, wealth, well-being, work

c. Regarding work and welfare

    reasons for level of payment, income, income differences, income distribution, income equality, income satisfaction, making ends meet, job satisfaction, job status, role of government, government responsibility, degree of wealth, reasons for wealth, degree of poverty, reasons for poverty, redistributive justice, social standards, welfare evaluation, well-being, labour market, life satisfaction, social equality, inheritance of wealth

5. Questionnaires available

  • Questionnaire for the 1991 and 1996 wave available in German in PDF format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Codebook for the merged dataset of 1991 and 1996 downloadable in PDF format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Codebook for the merged dataset of 1996 and 2000 downloadable in PDF format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Codebook for the 2006 wave downloadable in PDF format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)

6. Keyword search in questionnaires

    No

7. Data available

  • Dataset from 1991 and 1996 wave:
  • Data downloadable in SPSS and Stata format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Dataset from 1996 and 2000 wave
  • Data downloadable in SPSS and Stata format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Dataset from 2006 wave:
  • Data downloadable in SPSS and Stata format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Registration required, free of charge

8. Online data analysis

    No