The 1996-1997 edition of the Index to International Public Opinion continues to provide the most comprehensive information available for public opinion data throughout the world. Surveys from 70 countries are included, and 101 countries and regions are referenced in these studies. Data compiled by 207 research firms makes this the one essential source for public opinion research data.
As with earlier volumes, all tables contain total sample results and many include breakdowns by various population subgroups such as gender, political party affiliation, age, and level of formal education. Poll questions deal with a broad mix of social, political, and economic issues of both contemporary and historical interest. Among the highlights are survey data on men and women in society conducted in 22 countries, survey material on sexual harassment at work conducted in Japan and the United States, and material on relations between Asian countries conducted in eight Asian nations. This volume and the overall series provide the most comprehensive source for public opinion data available. The volumes are of unusual importance for journalists, scholars, government officials, and business professionals.
About the Author
ELIZABETH HANN HASTINGS is Co-Editorial Director of Survey Research Consultants International.
PHILIP K. HASTINGS is Professor Emeritus at Williams College and Co-Editorial Director at Survey Research Consultants International. He is a past president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.
Table of Contents
Single Nation Surveys
Business and Industry
Crime and Justice
Health and Medicine
Marriage and Family
Media of Communication
Recreation and Entertainment
Science and Technology
Social Issues and Problems
Status and Role
Far East and Southeast Asia
Changing Opinions: A Half Century Retrospective
Index A: By Topical Categories
Index B: By Countries and Regions in Which Surveys Were Conducted
Index C: By Countries and Geographic Areas Referenced in Surveys