General Social Survey (GSS), Cycle 22: Social Networks, 2008 Public Use Microdata File (PUMF)
"The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest.
The first GSS cycle on social engagement (2003 Cycle 17, Social Engagement) collected data on dimensions of social engagement, including social participation, civic participation, trust and reciprocity.
The purpose of Cycle 22 is to collect data on social networks, and social and civic participation. Information is also collected on major changes in respondents' lives and the resources they used and needed during these transitions."
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