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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

Preston, V., and Ray B. (2020).  Placing the second generation: A case study of Toronto. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 64 (2), 215-231. Abstract
Perrella, A. M. L., Brown S. D., and Kay B. (2019).  Profile of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual electorate in Canada. (Tremblay, M., Ed.),{Queering Representation: LGBT People and Electoral Politics in Canada}, 51-79.Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. Abstract
Vang, Z. M., Hou F., and Elder K. (2019).  Perceived religious discrimination, religiosity, and life satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20 (1913 - 1932),  Abstract
Ramaj, S. (2018).  The economic integration of LGB immigrants: The role of social relationships. Department of Sociology. London, ON: University of Western Ontario. Abstract