The General Social Survey is a high-quality survey which gathers data on American society and opinions, conducted since 1972. This data set is a sample of 500 entries from the GSS, including demographic markers and some economic variables. Note that this data is included for demonstration only, and should not be assumed to provide accurate estimates relating to the GSS. However, due to the high quality of the GSS, the unweighted data will approximate the weighted data in some analyses.

gss

Format

A tibble with 500 rows and 11 variables:

year

year respondent was surveyed

age

age at time of survey, truncated at 89

sex

respondent's sex (self-identified)

college

whether on not respondent has a college degree, including junior/community college

partyid

political party affiliation

hompop

number of persons in household

hours

number of hours worked in week before survey, truncated at 89

income

total family income

class

subjective socioeconomic class identification

finrela

opinion of family income

weight

survey weight

Source

https://gss.norc.org