The annual Cornell National Social Survey is conducted by the Survey Research Institute
(SRI). The CNSS polls adults aged 18 and over on a wide range of current public
- social interaction and engagement with immigrant communities
- food, clothing, energy, and entertainment expenditures
- efforts to conserve environmental resources
- the role of social networks in employment
- communication in the workplace
- the role of the Bible in daily life
- involvement in civic and social organizations
- attitudes toward virtual worlds technology
Information on sample selection and survey methodology, as well as reports summarizing
key findings are located on the SRI web
Public-use versions of the CNSS have been created by CISER from the original survey
data. You can download these files and documentation
from this site. In addition, you can generate a customized extract from each year’s
data. Information at the variable level is available to everyone.
Registration is required if you want to download the datasets in their entirety
or use the custom extraction tool. Questions regarding use of these data can be
sent to email@example.com
Qualified researchers may apply to use a restricted version of the CNSS datasets
housed in the Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC). The restricted dataset
contains additional geographic identifiers and demographic characteristics for respondents.
(Direct identifiers for respondents such as telephone number, name, and address
are not available.) To apply for use of these data, contact the
CRADC data custodian.
These data are distributed to support academic teaching and research. Complying
with standard professional practice, all reasonable precautions have been taken
to protect the identity of individual respondents in this study. However, final
responsibility for maintaining respondent confidentiality remains with researchers.
For that reason, users agree to report results of their analyses in aggregated formats
such that individual responses are not identifiable.