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GSS (General Social Survey - Social Identity)


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. A specific topic is usually repeated every five years.

The main objective of the GSS on Social Identity (SI) is to provide an overall picture of Canadians' identification, attachment, belonging and pride in their social and cultural environment.

Publications using this survey

Ramaj, S. (2018).  The economic integration of LGB immigrants: The role of social relationships. Department of Sociology. London, ON: University of Western Ontario. Abstract
Smith, K. (2017).  Atlantic Canadians' attitudes toward cultural difference. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie University. Abstract