General Social Survey, 2016 - Instructional Dataset
CitationSmith, T. W. (2020, April 29). General Social Survey, 2016 - Instructional Dataset.
SummaryThis file contains all of the cases and variables that are in the original 2016 General Social Survey, but is prepared for easier use in the classroom. Changes have been made in two areas. First, to avoid confusion when constructing tables or interpreting basic analysis, all missing data codes have been set to system missing. Second, many of the continuous variables have been categorized into fewer categories, and added as additional variables to the file.
The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies.
To download syntax files for the GSS that reproduce well-known religious group recodes, including RELTRAD, please visit the ARDA's Syntax Repository.
The ARDA has added four additional variables to the original data set to enhance the users' experience on our site.
Data FileCases: 2867
Weight Variable: FORMWT, OVERSAMP, WTSS, WTSSNR, WTSSALL