Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
|Target population||All people 18 years of age or older residing in Switzerland|
|People surveyed||Random sample, with at least 1,000 respondents|
|Mode||face-to-face interviews, CAPI|
|Sample construction|| Until 2009: Random sampling in three stages:
Sample of postal codes drawn from each of the large regions of Switzerland.
Selection of a determinate number of households/addresses from each of the sampled postal codes.
Designation of one person from each household/address.
Since 2010: Random sampling in one stage:
Thematic contents. It is necessary to distinguish the stable themes, which concern the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents, the social and political institutions of Switzerland, the feelings and opinions of the population on European and Swiss institutions, and the trust accorded to them, from the specific themes of each survey administration that come from the ISSP or from the initiative of Swiss researchers.
Summary table of the set of surveys related to the MOSAiCH project
|1987||FNRS||Social inequalities (1987)||Social inequalities|
|1994||FNRS||Environment I (1993)||Awareness and behavior toward the environment|
|1997||FNRS||Role of government III (1996)
Meaning of work II (1997)
|Conditions and meaning of work, participation in the workplace|
|1998||FNRS||Religion II (1998)||Religion and religious communities: construction and regulation of religious mobilisation|
|1999||FNRS||Social inequalities III (1999)||Social inequalities|
|1999||Eurobarometer||Environment (EB 51)|
|2000||Eurobarometer||Environment II (2000)||Attitudes towards people from other cultures
New communication technologies
Genetically modified organisms (EB 53.0)
|2001||Eurobarometer||Social relations (2001)||Science and technology (EB 55.2)|
|2002||Eurobarometer||Family and changing gender roles III (2002)||Biotechnology and genetic engineering (EB 58.0)|
|2003||Eurobarometer||National identity II (2003)||Family and couples (EB 59.0)|
Meaning of work II (2005)
|Attitudes towards Swiss institutions and issues related to the European Union||Social networks|
|2007||MOSAiCH||Role of government IV (2006)
Leisure and sports (2007)
|Attitudes towards Swiss institutions and issues related to the European Union||Professional prestige, evaluation of work and media events|
|2009||MOSAiCH||Religions III (2008) Social inequalities IV (2009)||Attitudes towards Swiss institutions and issues related to the European Union||Religions, survey climate, and professional position|
|2011||MOSAiCH||Environment III (2010)
|Attitudes towards Swiss institutions and issues related to the European Union||Noise pollution and time orientation|
|2013||MOSAiCH||Family and changing gender roles IV (2012)
National Identity III (2013)
|Attitudes towards Swiss institutions and issues related to the European Union||To be determined|
Explanation: Roman numerals indicate the repetition of the module within the ISSP.
Researchers are requested to announce their publications with the MOSAiCH or the Swiss ISSP data to the FORS Team for International Surveys. This will allow for expansion of the international publication list.
The datasets of MOSAiCH and the Eurobarometer in Switzerland (or EBCH) are available on the FORS Nesstar server. Important information about the study, the data, variables and response frequencies are also provided here. Whereas NESSTAR provides anonymised versions of the data, the FORS data service DARIS can be contacted to obtain MOSAiCH datasets that include additional variables of potential analytic interest (e.g., from methodological tests and geographical variables), after signing a restricted user contract.
The data of the ISSP are available on the server of GESIS.
The site of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP)
The Eurobarometer on the site of the European Commission
The Eurobarometer on the site of GESIS