Media Room

Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change, studying the growing complexity of American society. It’s one of the most influential studies in the social sciences, and is frequently referenced in leading publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press. The GSS media room provides insight into subjects covered in the GSS and access to experts who can help you analyze GSS data to answer your key questions.

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The GSS asks Americans about a range of subjects, including national spending priorities, marijuana use, crime, race relations, and confidence in institutions. Here, you can find the original questions by keyword or by subject.

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