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.
This survey monitored changes in education, work and retirement, and examined the relationships between these three main activities.
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
Responding to this survey is voluntary.
Data are collected directly from survey respondents.