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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. As of 2009 there were 45 member countries.

History Edit

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

Members Edit

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Australia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Australia]] Australia
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Austria|22x20px|Template:Country alias Austria]] Austria
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Belgium|22x20px|Template:Country alias Belgium]] Belgium
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Brazil|22x20px|Template:Country alias Brazil]] Brazil
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Bulgaria|22x20px|Template:Country alias Bulgaria]] Bulgaria
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Canada|22x20px|Template:Country alias Canada]] Canada
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Chile|22x20px|Template:Country alias Chile]] Chile
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Croatia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Croatia]] Croatia
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Cyprus|22x20px|Template:Country alias Cyprus]] Cyprus
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Czech Republic|22x20px|Template:Country alias Czech Republic]] Czech Republic
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Denmark|22x20px|Template:Country alias Denmark]] Denmark
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Dominican Republic|22x20px|Template:Country alias Dominican Republic]] Dominican Republic
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Finland|22x20px|Template:Country alias Finland]] Finland
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias France|22x20px|Template:Country alias France]] France
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Germany|22x20px|Template:Country alias Germany]] Germany
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Hungary|22x20px|Template:Country alias Hungary]] Hungary
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Ireland|22x20px|Template:Country alias Ireland]] Ireland
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Israel|22x20px|Template:Country alias Israel]] Israel
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Japan|22x20px|Template:Country alias Japan]] Japan
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Latvia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Latvia]] Latvia
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Mexico|22x20px|Template:Country alias Mexico]] Mexico
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Netherlands|22x20px|Template:Country alias Netherlands]] Netherlands
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias New Zealand|22x20px|Template:Country alias New Zealand]] New Zealand
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Norway|22x20px|Template:Country alias Norway]] Norway
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Philippines|22x20px|Template:Country alias Philippines]] Philippines
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Poland|22x20px|Template:Country alias Poland]] Poland
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Portugal|22x20px|Template:Country alias Portugal]] Portugal
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Russia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Russia]] Russia
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Slovakia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Slovakia]] Slovakia
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Slovenia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Slovenia]] Slovenia
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias South Africa|22x20px|Template:Country alias South Africa]] South Africa
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias South Korea|22x20px|Template:Country alias South Korea]] South Korea
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Spain|22x20px|Template:Country alias Spain]] Spain
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Sweden|22x20px|Template:Country alias Sweden]] Sweden
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Switzerland|22x20px|Template:Country alias Switzerland]] Switzerland
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Taiwan|22x20px|Template:Country alias Taiwan]] Republic of China
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Turkey|22x20px|Template:Country alias Turkey]] Turkey
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Uruguay|22x20px|Template:Country alias Uruguay]] Uruguay
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias UK|22x20px|Template:Country alias UK]] UK
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias USA|22x20px|Template:Country alias USA]] USA
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Venezuela|22x20px|Template:Country alias Venezuela]] Venezuela

Australia Edit

Austria Edit

Belgium Edit

  • 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.

Brazil Edit

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

Bulgaria Edit

  • The Agency for Social Analyses (ASA).

Canada Edit

Chile Edit

  • Centro de Estudios Publicos.

Croatia Edit

  • Institute for social research.

Cyprus Edit

Czech Republic Edit

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

Denmark Edit

Dominican Republic Edit

  • Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE).

Finland Edit

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

France Edit

  • 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).

Germany Edit

  • Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen) (ZUMA).

Hungary Edit

  • The Social Research Informatics Center (TÁRKI RT).

Ireland Edit

Israel Edit

Japan Edit

  • NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute.

Latvia Edit

  • Institute of Philosophy and Sociology.

Mexico Edit

The Nederlands Edit

New Zealand Edit

Norway Edit

  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD).

The Philippines Edit

  • Social Weather Stations.

Poland Edit

Portugal Edit

Russia Edit

  • The Levada Center.

Slovakia Edit

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

Slovenia Edit

  • Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK).

South Africa Edit

  • Human Science Research Council.

South Korea Edit

Spain Edit

  • Análisis Sociológicos, Económicos y Políticos (ASEP).

Sweden Edit

Switzerland Edit

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

Taiwan Edit

Turkey Edit

  • Istanbul Policy Centre (IPC).

Uruguay Edit

  • 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

Venezuela 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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