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Title: British Social Attitudes Survey, 2004      
dateReleased:
02-28-2012
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.5/5329
ID:
hdl:1902.5/5329
description:
The British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey series began in 1983, and has been conducted every year since, except in 1988 and 1992 when the core-funding from the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts was devoted to conducting post-election studies of political attitudes and voting behaviour in the British Election Study (BES) series held at the UK Data Archive under GN 33066. However, for reasons of continuity, in 1997 a scaled-down BSA was also fielded in addition to the BES. Core-fund ing for BSA is supplemented by financial support from a number of sources (including government departments, the ESRC and other research foundations), but final responsibility for the coverage and wording of the annual questionnaires rests with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen - formerly Social and Community Planning Research). The series is designed to produce annual measures of attitudinal movements which will complement large-scale government surveys such as the General Household Survey and the Labour Force Survey (held at the UK Data Archive under GN 33090 and GN 33246 respectively), which deal largely with facts and behaviour patterns, as well as the data on party political attitudes produced by the polls. One of its main purposes is to allow the monitoring of patterns of continuity and cha nge, and the examination of the relative rates at which attitudes, in respect of a range of social issues, change over time. Some questions are asked regularly, others less often. Many were also included in the Northern Ireland Social Attitudes Survey (NISA) (held at the Archive under GN 33235) thus allowing direct comparison of the attitudes, values and beliefs held by UK citizens on either side of the Irish Sea. This analogous survey of Northern Ireland was conducted annually from 1989 to 1996, when it was discontinued. NISA has been succeeded by the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT) series (held at the Archive under GN 33312), and the corresponding Young Life and Times S urvey (YLT) series (held at the Archive under GN 33313), which surveys young people aged 12-17 living in the households of adults interviewed for NILT. Both the NILT and YLT series began in 1998. A combined BSA dataset is available (SN 2824) which includes data from 1983 to 1989 (but not Northern Ireland data), as well as an information retrieval program and a data extraction program. In 1994, 1998 and 2003, the BSA survey was accompanied by the Young People's Social Att itudes Survey (YPSA) (held at the Archive under GN 33338), which was designed to explore the attitudes and values of children and young people, and where possible to make comparisons with those held by adults. The sample for YPSA was drawn from young people aged 12-19 years living in the households of adults interviewed for the BSA survey. A compilation of BSA data and documentation, including interactive descriptive statistics, is available via the Britsocat web site, maintained by the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data. Further information about the series and links to publications may be found on the NatCen British Social Attitudes web page.
description:
National Centre for Social Research, 2012, "British Social Attitudes Survey, 2004"
name:
National Centre for Social Research
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997