The data collected about this survey includes both demographic information and respondent's opinions on matters ranging from government spending to the state of race relations to the existence and nature of God. Because of the wide range of topics covered, and the comprehensive gathering of demographic information, survey results allow social scientists to correlate demographic factors like age, race, gender, and urban/rural upbringing with beliefs, and thereby determine whether, for example, an average middle-aged black male respondent would be more or less likely to move to a different U.S. state for economic reasons than a similarly situated white female respondent; or whether a highly educated person with a rural upbringing is more likely to believe in a transcendent God than a person with an urban upbringing and only a high-school education.
GSS results are freely made available to interested parties over the internet, and are widely used in sociological research. The data are generally available in formats designed for statistical programs (e.g. SAS/SPSS/Stata).
Contract Notice: National Endowment for the Arts (District of Columbia) Issues Solicitation for "General Social Survey Analysis & Report"
Aug 02, 2013; WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- National Endowment for the Arts, Grants & Contracts Office has a requirement for "General Social Survey...