Each year over 44
countries participate in the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
in which the same module of questions is asked cross-nationally. Northern
Ireland has taken part in this exercise since 1989 via the Northern
Ireland Social Attitudes Survey (NISA) until 1996, and then more
infrequently via the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT).
Tables of results
for ISSP modules are available on the NILT website.
In addition, the Surveys
Online (SOL) resource within ARK includes results for the NISA surveys,
as well as for Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Note that each module
may be run in slightly different years in different countries/regions.
on the ISSP can be found on its website www.issp.org.
The ISSP datasets
for all countries can be obtained from GESIS – Leibniz Institute for
the Social Sciences, Germany, where the datasets from the member countries
are assembled. The English-language version of the ISSP section of GESIS
is at http://www.gesis.org/en/services/data/survey-data/issp/.