Extending and Enhancing the ISSP 2008 Module on Religion
Project leader: Professor David Voas, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
The International Social Survey Programme is a cross-national project to run annual social surveys. Religion was the focus of the ISSP in 1991 and again in 1998. Religion III was conducted in 2008, replicating many questions from the Religion I and Religion II surveys. It was scheduled for release in 2010. Together the three surveys constituted the best longitudinal, multinational resource in existence on religion.
A consortium of researchers in Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland and Northern Ireland accordingly proposed in this project to extend the sample size in their countries and to add new questions to the survey. These enhancements allowed a deeper analysis of religion and society both within these five countries and through cross-national comparisons.