General Social Survey

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The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. The GSS takes the pulse of America, and is a unique and valuable resource. It has tracked the opinions of Americans over the last four decades.

This dataset "is perhaps one of the most authoritative datasets in social science survey research today and has been considered representative and methodologically rigorous" (Min (2010)).

Published by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.