GSS 1972-2018 Cross-Sectional Cumulative Data (Release 3, May 27, 2020)
GSS 1972-2018 Cross-Sectional Cumulative Data (Release 3, May 27, 2020) - With GSS Codebook
The cumulative data file is also available via
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.
GSS 2014 merged with all cases and variables (Release 9, October 2017)
GSS 2012 merged with all cases and variables (Release 9, October 2017)
GSS 2010 merged with all cases and variables (Release 7, October 201)
GSS 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Merged (Release 5, October 2017)
GSS Panel 2010-Sample Wave 3 (Release 5, October 2017)
GSS Panel 2008-Sample Wave 3 (Release 5, October 2017)
GSS Panel 2006-Sample Wave 3 (Release 5, October 2016)
General Social Survey (1978-2010) was linked to death records
from the National Death Index (NDI). The indicator of possible vital status as of 2014 (variable name: DEATH) is
now part of the GSS data you can download from the links above. However, because of the potential for deductive disclosure, in order to obtain more specific information,
researchers need to complete a formal application to work with the GSS "sensitive" or restrictive data. Please refer to “Obtaining
GSS Sensitive Data Files”.
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:
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