Datasets on Women

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Attitudes of American Women [1962]

Study# USAIPOSPPOS1962-556
Survey firm: Gallup Organization
Survey Sponsor: Saturday Evening Post
Date: June-July 1962
Sample: Married women ages 60 or less and unmarried women ages 25-60 who were never married
Sample size: 2,313
Sample notes: There are 2 datasets: 1,813 Married women and 500 Unmarried women

The 1974 Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll

Study# USRSPVASLIMS1974-0547
Field dates: Spring 1974
Survey sponsor: Virginia Slims
Sample: 2,922 Women and 958 Men
Major topics covered:
Women's roles in society, sex discrimination, feminist attitudes, marriage, divorce, the choice to have children, parenthood, issues in raising teenagers, family life, household chores, sex role steretyping, opinions about particular promiment men and women, positive masculine qualities, positive feminine qualities, advantages in being male or being female, sexual ethics, etc.

The 1980 Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll: A Survey of Contemporary Attitudes

Study# USRSPVASLIMS1979-0678
Field dates: October 6-20, 1979
Survey sponsor: Virginia Slims
Sample: 2,960 Women and 984 Men
Major topics covered:
Women's roles in the work force and in the family, sex discrimination, feminism, ideas about what constitutes femininity, what constitutes respectability, sexual equality, marriage, divorce, the choice to have children, parenthood, issues in raising teenagers, family life, household chores, sex role steretyping, opinions about particular promiment men and women, positive masculine qualities, positive feminine qualities, advantages in being male or being female, sexual ethics, etc.

The 1985 Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll

Study # USRSPVASLIMS1985-0543
Field Dates: March 1985
Survey Sponsor: Virginia Slims
Sample: 3,000 Adult Women and 1,000 Adult Men Nationwide
Major topics covered: Status of women(10); discrimination against women(15); women's movement/ERA(4); qualities admired in men/women(2); advantages of being man/woman(6); job outside the home(13); marriage vs. alternatives(15); important aspects of marriage(15); divorce(5); decisions/responsibility in relationships(9); job ratings: man vs. woman(7); feelings about working men/women(9); child care(3); family size(4); leisure time(8); dreaded birthdays/good years for women(9); acceptable actions for a daughter(8); sexual freedom (10); abortion(3).

The 1990 Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll

Study# USRSPVASLIMS1989-943-082
Field dates: July 22-August 12, 1989
Survey sponsor: Virginia Slims
Sample: 3,001 Adult Women and 1,001 Adult Men Nationwide
Major topics covered:
Changing roles of women in society(6); women's movement(3); discrimination(11); women in politics(37); changes in the status of women in society since 1970/over the next 20 years(16); perceived accuracy of descriptions of men and women(13); ideal lifestyle(4); good marriage(13); working women balancing their work, marriage and children(3); single people on dating, marriage and aids(12); AIDS(3); family responsibilities(8); women and top-level business positions(11); women, men and work(50); two track career path system for women(16); childcare(3); satisfaction with life(28); stress(33).

The 1995 Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll

Study# USRSPVASLIMS1994-543-065
Survey sponsor: Virginia Slims
Survey firm: The Roper Organization
Dates: November 12 – December 3, 1994
Sample: 2,970 Adult Women and 1,032 Adult Men
Sample size: 4,002
Sample notes: This study is based on separate national samples of men and women and is not intended to be run as a single national adult survey
Variables: 377
Major topics covered:
Satisfaction of life(1); opportunities for success(2); view of women(6); discrimination against women(11); improvements for women in society(9); changes for the future(9); single sex organizations(8); sexual harassment(12); domestic violence(3); situations confronted in life(19); men vs. women's competence(4); descriptions of men(10); stress(1); career vs. home(1); opinions of working women(16); changes in women's roles(14); gender roles in chores(15); household chores(15); employment(34); job satisfaction(11); work arrangements(4); reasons for so few women in high corporate positions(14); non-working women(3); breaks in employment(2); reasons to stop working(15); women's looks(8); children whose parents work(13); mothers who work(20); growing older(4); family life(8); things which play roles in children's lives(10); plans for having children(2); changes in men(17); generalizations about men(11); competence in various situations(15); satisfaction of various aspects of personal life(15); resentment about various things in life(12)

Pew Research Center Poll: State of the Union Mother's Day Poll

Study# USPEW1997-WOMEN
Survey firm: Princeton Survey Research Associates
Survey sponsor: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Dates: March 14-26, 1997
Sample: National adult women
Sample size: 1,101
Variables: 94
Major topics covered:
Satisfaction with life(1) important aspects of life(8) most important aspect to personal happiness and fulfillment(1) Source of happiness/frustration(10) ideal working situation(1) Parenting(4) Types of people raising children(17) events during childhood(4) mother-daughter relationship(2) supporting/caring for parents(3) motherhood(10) events with in family life(8) satisfaction with job(2) important characteristics of a job(1) choose not to have children(1) adult children(1)

Century of the Woman

Study# USAIPOCNUS1999-9902007
Survey firm: Gallup Organization / USA Today
Survey sponsor: USA Today
Dates: February 3-7, 1999
Sample: National Adult Women
Sample size: 923
Variables: 49
Major topics covered:
progress of women (1); women and society (2); women being equal to men (1); female president (1); amount of time (1); accomplishments (1); you vs. mother (1); you vs. daughter (1); employment (5); women as sex objects (1); women in the 20th century (1); feminist (3).

National Survey of Women on Religion

Study# USPSRA1998-97067
Survey firm: Princeton Survey Research Associates
Survey sponsor:The Center for Gender Equality
Dates: June 30-July 22, 1998
Sample: National adult women
Sample size: 1,000
Variables: 142
Major topics covered:
Religious leaders affect country (2); Things said about religious organizations (10); Religion vs. Politics (1); Religious organizations involved in public debate (24); Specific religious organizations (7); What religious groups stand for (7); Attend religious services (4); Pray outside of church (1); Importance of religion (1); Benefits from religious organizations (14); Clergy speak about issues (10); Impact of religion on your life (8); Leadership position in religious organization (1); Made charitable contribution to religious organization (1); Policy proposals in this country (4); Closer to your view of abortion (1); biggest influence (1); Agree with statement (1); Biggest influence about marriage (1); Status of women (1); Should men and women be treated the same (8); Biggest influence in thinking (1).

Gender Survey

Study# USWASH1997-6698
Survey firm: Washington Post
Survey Sponsor: Kaiser Family Foundation & Harvard School of Public Health
Date: 1997
Sample: National Adult
Sample size: 1,202
Variables: 134
Major topics covered: knowledge of topics(2): change in life(5): reason for few executive women(11): sexual discrimination(7): women pay(1): professional movement for women(1): career help(3): higher income, husband or wife(1): moved do to spouses job(1): feelings towards work(6): goals(9): behavior of sexes(1): advantages of sex(2): men understanding of women problems(1): women understanding of male problems(1): Man Vs Woman(12): had sex because of pressure(1): respondents views(18): raising kids(2): religion(5)

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