Datasets are identified by survey topics, dates that the survey was conducted, and reports generated from the survey. Data are stored as SPSS.sav files. When applicable, additional files are included that provide the response values and labels for open-ended questions. A complete questionnaire and a readme file area are also included.
The GSS (General Social Survey), a data-collection program designed to both monitor social change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations, is a major source of public opinion survey data for the United States. It is an almost annual, omnibus personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interes