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GSS data explorer [United States]

The General Social Survey (GSS) is a project of NORC at the University of Chicago, with principal funding from the National Science Foundation. Since 1972, the GSS has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society.

The GSS is a publicly available national resource, and is one of the most frequently analyzed sources of information in the social sciences. GSS Data Explorer is one of many ways that NORC supports the dissemination of GSS data for use by legislators, policymakers, researchers, educators and others. CSS Data Explorer offers a comprehensive dataset for all years of the GSS, with tools that help you explore and save variables and analyze data online before extracting it for use in your statistical software package.

Alternative title: 
General social survey data explorer [United States]
Data creator: 

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
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National Opinion Research Centre (NORC)

Funding agency: 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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