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Canada General Social Survey 1985


General Info
Original or alternative title 
General Social Survey (GSS) Cycle 1
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1985 - 10/1985
Series or system 
Canada General Social Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

Canada's General Social Survey collected data on social trends over time through annual surveys and special topics questionnaires. This first round of the General Social Survey - Health and Social Support, 1985 - collected data on the health and lifestyle of the adult popultion, with a focus on social support available to the elderly. In 1985, the sample included 11,200 persons over the age of 15; 8,070 respondents aged 15-64 and 3,130 respondents aged 65 and older. The 65 and older age group was oversampled to increase reliability of the special focus on social support for the elderly.

Suggested citation 
Statistics Canada (StatCan). Canada General Social Survey 1985. Ottawa, Canada: Statistics Canada (StatCan).