A joint project by
Institute for Social Studies of the University Of Warsaw and
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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International Social Survey Programme 2009 (Social Inequality IV)

Title of the StudyInternational Social Survey Programme 2009 (Social Inequality IV)
Full name of the institution depositing the dataInstitute for Social Studies at the Warsaw University authorized by the Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung at the University of Cologne, Germany
Principal InvestigatorSee documentation
Contact personSee documentation
Data collection languageEN
Documentation languageEN

The purpose of the study

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Main topics of the study

Importance of social background, merit, discrimination, corruption and good relations as prerequisites for success in society (wealthy family, well-educated parents, good education, ambitions, hard working, knowing the right people, political connections, giving bribes, person´s race and religion, gender); attitude towards equality of educational opportunity in one´s country (corruption as criteria for social mobility, only students from the best secondary schools have a good chance to obtain a university education, only rich people can afford the costs of attending university, same chances for everyone to enter university, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social background); opinion about own salary: actual occupational earning is adequate; estimation of actual and reasonable earnings for occupational groups: doctor, chairman of a large national corporation, shop assistant, unskilled worker in a factory, cabinet minister in the national government; income differences are too large in the respondent´s country; responsibility of government to reduce income differences; government should provide a decent standard of living for the unemployed and spend less on benefits for poor people; demand for higher taxes for people with high incomes; opinion on taxes for people with high income; justification of better medical supply and better education for people with higher income; perception of class conflicts between social groups in the country (poor and rich people, working class and middle class, management and workers, people at the top of society and people at the bottom); self-assessment and assessment of the family the respondent grew up in on a top-bottom-scale; social position compared to father (social mobility); salary criteria (scale: responsibility, education, needed support for family and children, quality of job performance or hard work at the job); feeling of a just payment; characterisation of the actual and the desired social system of the country, measured by classification on pyramid diagrams (image of society).

Unit of Analysis

a person

Sample design

Type of the sample applied in the Study

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Geographic coverage of the sample

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Flanders (Belgium), France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Korea, Republic of, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Province of China, Turkey, Ukraine, United States.
Lower age cut-off for the sample18
Upper age cut-off for the sample

Data collection methods were used for the study

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The total number of starting or issued names/addresses and the total number of successfully completed

starting or issued names/addresses
sucessfully completed


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Substitution or replacement of respondents

no information

Post-stratification weight


Factors considered at construction of the post-stratified weighting factor

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Weighting or post-stratification strategy used

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Known limitations (biases) of the achieved sample. For example: differential coverage of particular groups, either because of sample design or response differences.

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Description of sample design

no information


Start and end dates of fieldwork

Start date--2008
End date--2010

Inny termin

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Interviews back-checked (e.g. supervisor checks later whether interview was conducted

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Other information about the study

Pattern for data quotation

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If the study is a part of a larger survey or coming from other sources (like e.g. public statistics) - what is its source?

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Generally accessible publications that refer to this data

See documentationBibliografia publikacji: See documentation

Data distribution

Data use restrictions

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