Monthly Archives: December, 2008

Japanese General Social Survey combined data

This collection is the combination of surveys designed to solicit political, sociological, and economic information from people living in Japan from 2000 to 2003.  The annual Japanese General Social Survey measures attitudes in the Japanese population.

The entire series of Japanese General Social Surveys is also available, including 2005 data.

Bankruptcy Data

Bankruptcy data for 2006 and 2005 is available from ICPSR’s National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.  Data is provided for all bankruptcy filings in federal courts during those years.

Minorities at Risk

Minorities at Risk data is now available.

This new dataset covers 112 organizations representing 22 ethnic groups in 12 countries, providing information on 163 variables on an annual basis from 1980-2004. Variables included cover organizational characteristics, state-organization relations, external support, and organizational behavior (nonviolent, violent and criminal).

The MAR project was initiated by Ted Robert Gurr in 1986 and has been based at the University of Maryland’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) since 1988.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2007) reports use of  illegal drugs, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and alcohol and tobacco.  Demographic information and substance abuse treatment history are also reported.

The survey was formerly titled the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.

American Time Use Survey (ATUS)

The American Time Use Survey (2008, 2007 and 2006)  provides the latest data from this ongoing Bureau of Labor Statistics program.

“ATUS  collects information on how people living in the United States spend their time. Data collected in this study measured the amount of time that people spent doing various activities during the year, such as paid work, child care, religious activities, volunteering, and socializing. Respondents were interviewed only once about how they spent their time on the previous day, where they were, and whom they were with. An Eating and Health (EH) module was introduced in January 2006, which included questions related to eating, meal preparation, and health, all of which were asked after completion of the ATUS questions.   Demographic variables include sex, age, race, ethnicity, education level, income, employment status, occupation, citizenship status, country of origin, and household composition.”

Hate Crimes Data

Uniform Crime Reports issues special statistics on hate crimes.  Information contained in the data includes number of victims and offenders involved in each hate crime incident, type of victims, bias motivation, offense type, and location type.  The latest releases on ICPSR are 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000.

Monitoring the Future: 1976-1992

Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth, 1976-1992: Concatenated Core File

“This data collection contains the “core” variables for the first 17 years of this annual survey that explores changes in the important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Personal and family characteristics, political and religious beliefs, school performance and educational goals, and type and degree of drug usage are some of the topics explored in the core variables.”