International Social Survey Programme

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Map of the 41 member nations of ISSP [anachronism]

The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a collaboration between different nations conducting surveys covering topics which are useful for social science research. The ISSP researchers develop questions which are meaningful and relevant to all countries which can be expressed in an equal manner in different languages. The results of the surveys provide a cross-national and cross-cultural perspective to individual national studies. Through 2015 58 countries have participated in the ISSP.


The ISSP was founded in 1984 by research organizations from four countries:


Australia Australia
Austria Austria
Belgium Belgium
Brazil Brazil
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Canada Canada
Chile Chile
Croatia Croatia
Cyprus Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Denmark Denmark
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Finland Finland
France France
Germany Germany
Hungary Hungary
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Israel Israel
Japan Japan
Latvia Latvia
Mexico Mexico
Netherlands Netherlands
New Zealand New Zealand
Norway Norway
Philippines Philippines
Poland Poland
Portugal Portugal
Russia Russia
Slovakia Slovakia
Slovenia Slovenia
South Africa South Africa
South Korea South Korea
Spain Spain
Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland
Taiwan Republic of China
Turkey Turkey
Uruguay Uruguay
United Kingdom UK
United States United States
Venezuela Venezuela




  • The Administration of Planning and Statistics of the Ministry of Flanders.
  • Walloon Institute of Assessment, Forecasting and Statistics (IWEPS).
  • Department of Sociology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


  • Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro. (former member)


  • The Agency for Social Analyses (ASA).



  • Centro de Estudios Publicos.


  • Institute for social research.


Czech Republic[edit]

  • Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Dominican Republic[edit]

  • Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE).


  • Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere.
  • Statistics Finland.
  • Finnish Social Science Data Archive.


  • Centre for the Informationisation of Socio-Political Data (CIDSP).
  • Institute for Longitudinal Studies.
  • Quantitative Sociology Laboratory, National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).
  • Centre for the Study of Social Change (CNRS and FNSP).



  • The Social Research Informatics Center (TÁRKI RT).




  • NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute.



The Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]


  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD).

The Philippines[edit]

  • Social Weather Stations.




  • The Levada Center.


  • The Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.


South Africa[edit]

  • Human Science Research Council.

South Korea[edit]


  • Análisis Sociológicos, Económicos y Políticos (ASEP).



  • Swiss Information and Data Archive for the Social Sciences (SIDOS).



  • Istanbul Policy Centre (IPC).


  • Department of Economics (deCON), Faculty of Social Sciences; Institute of Statistics (IEsta), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Uruguay.

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


  • Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales (LACSO).

National pride survey[edit]

A survey of 34 countries was conducted and the results were released on June 27, 2006. The survey asked respondents to rate how proud they were of their country in ten areas:

  1. political influence
  2. social security
  3. the way their democracy works
  4. economic success
  5. science and technology
  6. sports
  7. arts and literature
  8. military, history
  9. fair treatment of all groups in society.

The United States ranked first in terms of overall national pride with Venezuela coming in a close second. Ireland, South Africa, and Australia came in third, fourth, and fifth respectively. The researchers commented that patriotism is a New World concept and that former colonies and newer nations tend to rank higher on the list.

Western European, East Asian, and former socialist countries tend to rank between the middle and bottom of the list. Countries formerly part of the Soviet Union are still struggling to find their own new national identity while cultural differences in East Asia could provide a possible explanation for their low ranking in the list. Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea ranked 18th, 29th, and 31st possibly due to the common belief that it is both bad luck and poor manners to be boastful.

Venezuela has been ranking high on the list due to President Hugo Chávez challenging the United States, particularly the Bush administration and generating a new sense of national pride and an emphasis on what it means to be Venezuelan.

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