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GSS (General Social Survey)


The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest.

The General Social Survey is an annual survey that tracks changes within Canadian society. The first cycle was done in 1985. Although the subject varies each year, topics may reappear at regular intervals in order to measure how the situation evolves over time.

Publications can now be found on each topic's page under "Available cycles".