Since 1986, the ISSP has provided high-quality data on attitudes and behaviors on important societal issues such as family, health, work, religion, the role of government, social inequality, the environment, national identity and citizenship, social networks, or leisure and sports.

The newly launched ISSP User Conference Series is designed to provide a platform for the various global research activities based on cross-national ISSP data. It aims to stimulate exchanges between individual researchers, to expand the ISSP research community, to increase the ISSP’s visibility and to inform the global policy discussions on important societal issues.

The ISSP User Conference will be held once a year and will focus on a different main theme each year, starting with Social Inequality in 2022.

3rd ISSP User Conference

“Celebrating 40 Years of the International Social Survey Programme”

The ISSP and the International Journal of Sociology are excited to announce the upcoming anniversary edition of the ISSP User Conference, which will be held online on November 25, 2024.

We are now accepting submissions for the joint call for abstracts (papers) for the ISSP User Conference and the special issue of the International Journal of Sociology. In celebration of 40 years of ISSP, a prize will be awarded for the best conference paper.


Deadline for submission is September 2, 2024.
Find details and submission guidelines here: PDF

Past Events

2nd ISSP User Conference: “Environment”

Date: December 4, 2023

A warm thank you to all who joined us for the 2nd ISSP User Conference, centered around the theme of “Environment”. The conference, held on December 4, 2023, featured engaging presentations and dynamic discussions. If you couldn’t attend or would like to revisit the event, you can access the full program here.

1st ISSP User Conference: Social Inequality

Date: December 12, 2022

The 1st ISSP User Conference focused on “Social Inequality” and took place on December 12, 2022. If you missed it or would like to review the program, you can find it here.