Module: Social Inequality

This page lists the questions asked within the Social Inequality module, and for which years. Clicking on the year printed after every question will bring you to the results for that year. Publications and further information on Social Inequality can be found on the Social Inequality Resources page. This module was asked as part of the International Social Survey Programme.

AHEAD1: How important is coming from a wealthy family? 1999

AHEAD7: How important is knowing the right people? 1999

GETON1: Do people get rewarded for their effort? 1999

GETON2: Do people get rewarded for their intelligence and skills? 1999

GETON3: Do you have to be corrupt to get to the top? 1999

INEQRICH: Does inequality continue because it benefits the rich and powerful? 1999

PAYSTUDY: Would no one would study unless they expected to earn more than ordinary workers? 1999

DIFFSNEC: Are large differences in income necessary for Northern Ireland's prosperity? 1999

INEQJOIN: Does inequality continue because ordinary people don't join together to get rid of it? 1999

EARNDESV: Do you deserve the amount of money you earn? 1999

JOBPAY6: How much do you think a skilled worker in a factory earns? 1999

JOBPAY2: How much to you think a doctor in general practice earns? 1999

JOBPAY5: How much to you think the chairman of a large national corporation earns? 1999

JOBPAY13: How much to you think a solicitor earns? 1999

JOBPY12B: How much to you think a shop assistant earns? 1999

JOBPAY14: How much to you think the owner-manager of a large factory earns? 1999

JOBPAY15: How much to you think an Appeal Court judge earns? 1999

JOBPAY10: How much to you think an unskilled worker in a factory earns? 1999

JOBPAY11: How much to you think a cabinet minister in the UK government earns? 1999

JOBPAYME: How much to you think someone in your occupation earns? 1999

NEVWRK1: Have you never worked? 1999

SHDPAY6: How much do you think a skilled worker in a factory should earn? 1999

SHDPAY2: How much do you think a doctor should earn? 1999

SHDPAY5: How much do you think the chairman of a large national corporation should earn? 1999

SHDPAY13: How much do you think a solicitor should earn? 1999

SHDPY12B: How much do you think a shop assistant should earn? 1999

SHDPAY14: How much do you think the owner-manager of a large factory should earn? 1999

SHDPAY15: How much do you think an Appeal Court judge should earn? 1999

SHDPAY10: How much do you think an unskilled worker in a factory? should earn? 1999

SHDPAY11: How much do you think a cabinet minister in the UK government should earn? 1999

SHDPAYME: How much do you think someone in your occupation should earn? 1999

INCDIFFS: Are differences in income too large? 1999

INCDIFF: Is it the government's responsibility to reduce differences in income? 1999

HILOWTAX: Should people with high income pay a larger share of their income in tax? 1999

DRLDDIF: Are economic differences between rich and poor countries too large? 1999

HELPPOOR: Should people in wealthy countries make additional tax contributions to help people in poor countries? 1999

BUYHLTH: Is it right that richer people can buy better health care? 1999

BUYEDUCN: Is it right that richer people can buy better education? 1999

CONFLIC1: How much conflict is there between poor and rich people? 1999

CONFLIC2: How much conflict is there between the working and middle classes? 1999

CONFLIC4: How much conflict is there between management and workers? 1999

CONFLIC7: How much conflict is there between people at the top and the bottom of society? 1999

CONFLIC6: How much conflict is there between young and older people? 1999

SOCSCALE: Where would you put yourself on scale? 1999

SOCSCL10: Where did you fit in 10 years ago? 1999

RJOBFJOB: Your job compared to father's job when you were 16. 1999

DPAYRESP: How important in deciding pay is the amount of responsibility? 1999

DPAYEDUC: How important in deciding pay is the time spent in education/training? 1999

DPAYSUPR: How important in deciding pay is whether the job requires supervising others? 1999

DPAYFAM: How important in deciding pay is what is needed to support a family? 1999

DPAYCHLD: How important is whether the person has children to support? 1999

DPAYWELL: How important in deciding pay is how well s/he does the job? 1999

DPAYHARD: How important in deciding pay is how hard s/he works? 1999

EARNFAIR: Is your pay fair? 1999

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