Access databases

When you download one of these datasets, save it to your USB drive.  Don't open the file in MS Access.   Instead, once you have saved the Access database, open a new Excel worksheet.  We will import parts of the data into MS Excel. 

General Social Survey, 2008 (selected variables)
The General Social Survey (GSS) is the largest ongoing survey of the American public.  Since 1972, GSS interviewers have been visiting the homes of thousands of Americans to get their opinions about a wide variety of issues.  After you download the Access dataset you can find out information about each of the variables by searching for them on this website.  Simply enter the name of the variable in the search box of the website for information about the question(s) on which the variable is based.