Chinese General Social Survey (China GSS)


WELCOME! The China GSS is an annual or biannual questionnaire survey of China’s urban and rural households aiming to monitor systematically the changing relationship between social structure and quality of life in urban and rural China.

The objectives of the China GSS are: (1) to gather longitudinal data on social trends; (2) to address issues of theoretical and practical significance; and (3) to serve as a global resource for the international scholarly community.

The China GSS is to serve three groups of people: (1) Social science researchers and students of China, (2) Comparative social scientists who treat China as a point of comparison; and (3) Policy researchers in China, Hong Kong, and elsewhere who would use the data for various policy designs and evaluations in regard to China. The China GSS data is a major public good that will be a global resource for the international scholarly community.

 

China GSS 2003

China GSS 2004

China GSS 2005

 

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