University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0350
Survey Title Japanese General Social Surveys <JGSS-2003>
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 educational purposes.
Data use permit period Unlimited for research, but 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.

There are 2 forms of self-administered questionnaire (Form A and Form B) in JGSS-2003. Form A or B of the self-administered questionnaires was randomly assigned to each respondent.
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: 7,200
Completed Responses (valid): 3,663 [FormA 1,957 FormB 1,706)
Time Period October - November 2003
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling; stratified by regional block (6) and population size (3). 489 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, 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) .
Reports and Articles at Data Deposit Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce, and Institute of Social Science at The University of Tokyo Eds., JGSS-2003 Codebook, 2005

Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce, and Institute of Social Science at The University of Tokyo Eds., JGSS Monographs (4), 2005
Publications by Secondary Analysis through SSJDA Published outputs using this data.
Documentation [Questionnaire][Frequency Tables]
Major Survey Items See "List of Questions" at http://jgss.daishodai.ac.jp
Date of SSJDA Release 2005/04/20
Version 31 March 2005: version 1
Topics Society/Culture
Notes for User
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.