The General Social Survey (GSS) has research data on how Americans think and feel about such issues as national spending priorities, crime and punishment, intergroup relations, and confidence in institutions. It is designed to both monitor societal change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations.
To explore and analyze GSS data, create data visualizations, and generate custom extracts, you should create an account for the GSS Data Explorer. This is free and you only need to supply a username, email address, and password. You do not have to disclose your name or institutional affiliation if you chose not to. (Note: If your browser asks to save your login, it will likely save your email address, not the username you chose. Make sure when you login it is with your username, not email address.)
Sign in and click “Search Variables” in the sidebar on the right hand side.