University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1415
Survey Title Japanese General Social Surveys - Pilot 1 <JGSS-Pilot 1>, March 1999
Depositor Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
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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.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Individuals in their 20s to 60s living in the Tokyo (metropolitan) area and Osaka prefecture
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size [Tokyo (metropolitan) area]
Sample Size (total): 400
Completed Responses (valid): 159

[Osaka prefecture]
Sample Size (total): 400
Completed Reponses (valid) 151
Date of Collection March, 1999
Time Period
Spatial Unit The Tokyo (metropolitan) area and Osaka prefecture
Sampling Procedure [Tokyo (metropolitan) area]
Areas were stratified into 5: residential-1(single residences), residential-2(group housing), commercial, industrial, and agricultural areas. 4 sampling points were selected from each strata to obtain a total of 20 points.

[Osaka prefecture]
Areas were stratified into 3: Osaka city, other than Osaka city, and town/village. A total of 20 sampling points were selected based on population ratios
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
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, JGSS Codebook-The First Pilot Survey, 2000
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Major Survey Items
Date of Release 2021/04/15
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