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Abstract
Survey Number 0250
Survey Title Japanese General Social Surveys <JGSS-2001>
Depositor Osaka University of Commerce
(Former Name:JGSS Research Center at Osaka University of Commerce and Institute of Social Science at The University of Tokyo)
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Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission Usage period is unlimited for research purposes. Usage period is one year for educational purposes.
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Summary The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) Project is a Japanese version of the General Social Survey (GSS) project closely replicating the original GSS of NORC, University of Chicago. It provides data for analyses of Japanese society, attitudes, and behaviors, which makes possible international comparisons.
The objectives of the JGSS project are three-fold: (1) to collect and build cumulative data on general social surveys in Japan in a regular and consistent manner; thus enabling a time-series analysis; (2) to provide data for secondary analyses to researchers and university students in various social science fields; and, (3) to provide data in a format useful for international comparative studies, research and reports.
Universe Men and women 20 - 89 years of age living in Japan with the right to vote
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample Size: 4,500
Completed Responses (valid): 2,790
Time Period October - November 2001
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling; stratified by regional block (6) and population size (3). 300 sampling points.
Mode of Data Collection Both face-to-face interview and placement (self-administered) method.
Investigator Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce and Institute of Social Science at The University of Tokyo


Co-directors: Prof. TANIOKA Ichiro, President, Osaka University of Commerce and Prof. NITTA Michio, Director, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Co-principal Investigators: Prof. IWAI Noriko, Osaka University of Commerce and Prof. SATO Hiroki, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Project Manager: Ms. OSAWA Minae, Office of Japanese General Social Surveys c/o Osaka University of Commerce

The fieldwork was entrusted to the Central Research Services Inc.
Sponsors (Funds) The project is subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, which designated Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce as a Gakujutsu-Frontier Suishinkyoten (a key institute on the frontiers of academic projects) .
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce, and Institute of Social Science at The University of Tokyo Eds., JGSS-2001 Codebook, 2003

Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce, and Institute of Social Science at The University of Tokyo Eds., JGSS Monographs (2), 2003
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire][Frequency Tables]
Major Survey Items See "List of Questions" at http://jgss.daishodai.ac.jp
Date of Release 2003/03/31
Version 31 March 2003: version 3
17 November 2003: version 4
31 March 2004: 'Restriction of Use' revised
Topics Society/Culture
Notes for Users Data sets are prepared in English and Japanese.

Due to data correction, dataset may be revised in future. Information on the data correction is presented at http://jgss.daishodai.ac.jp

Data usage application for instructional purpose is approved after we receive a list of students enrolled in the course; the form needs to be signed by each student.