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Cumulative Data Set (cross-sectional samples from all years)

GSS 1972-2018 Cross-Sectional Cumulative Data (Release 1, March 18, 2019)

GSS 1972-2018 Cross-Sectional Cumulative Data (Release 1, March 18, 2019) - With GSS Codebook

The cumulative data file is also available via SDA​, The Roper Center​, ICPSR​, and the GSS Data Explorer​.​ ​The 2018 GSS data file is newly released, and may not be available from all sources yet. We expect it to be available at all listed sites and archives in the near future. 


Download Individual Year Data Sets (cross-section only)​

​* Only year-specific variables are included in the yearly data files.

1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
1980 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998
2000 2002 2004 2006 2008
2010 2012 2014 20162018
Other
GSS-NDI 1978-2010 (Release 2, October 2016)​

This file links records from the 1978 to 2010 General Social Survey to death records through 2014 from the National Death Index (NDI).

Alerts

 

The SPSS student version, which can handle up to 50 variables and 1500 cases, cannot open the GSS data files.

Please note that there are three missing values in the data:

  • IAP: Inapplicable. Respondents who are not asked to answer a specific question are assigned to IAP.
  • DK: Don't know
  • NA: No answer​​