Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society. GSS Data Explorer, from NORC at the University of Chicago, makes it easier than ever to use the data collected by the GSS.CREATE AN ACCOUNT SEARCH VARIABLES
Explore GSS questions, variables, and publications by subject, year, or keyword.
Conduct basic analyses without the need for statistical software.
Quickly view key trends and compare user responses over time with the new visualization feature.
Save selected variables, analyses, and visualizations to access later or share with colleagues or students. (Account Required)
GSS Data Explorer offers a comprehensive dataset for all years of the GSS, with tools that help you explore and save variables and analyze data online before extracting it for use in your statistical software package.
The GSS is a major teaching tool at colleges and universities. GSS data is used by 400,000 students each year. GSS Data Explorer allows you to select only the data you need for courses. You can save and name multiple projects, share projects with students, and review work in progress.
The GSS is frequently referenced in leading publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press. GSS Data Explorer allows you to view the range of subjects and questions asked in the GSS, and find reports written about key trends and emerging themes.