General Social Survey
GSS - An Introduction
The General Social Survey (GSS) was fielded for the 24th time in 2002. Previously an annual survey, the GSS became biennial in 1994. The questionnaire contains a standard core of demographic and attitudinal variables, plus certain topics of special interest selected for rotation (called "topical modules").
Links to sites providing access to the General Social Survey
The SDA archive provides online data analysis tools for the GSS as well as other national surveys. SDA is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. There are also procedures for creating customized subsets of datasets.
NORC provides information about the GSS as well as links to GSS-related sites. They also publish the GSS News, a newsletter with additional information about recent events related to the GSS.