South African Social Attitudes Survey 2014

Tracking societal values in changing times The South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) is a nationally representative, repeated cross-sectional survey that has been conducted annually by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) since 2003. The survey series charts and explains the interaction between the country's changing institutions, its political and economic structures, and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations.

In 2014 - 2015 SASAS, in cooperation with the ESS, developed and fielded a survey where questions from the ESS rotating modules on “Social inequalities in health” (ESS7), “Understandings and Evaluations of Democracy” (ESS6) and “Trust in Police and Criminal Courts” (ESS5) were included. This collaboration was in part financed via the UK ESRC component of the Newton Fund. Supporting funds were also received from the South African National Research Foundation(NRF).

Data from SASAS 2014 can be downloaded from this site alongside relevant documentation.

SASAS 2014 data and documentation

SASAS 2014 data file (SPSS)

SASAS 2014 data file (STATA)

SASAS 2014 data file (SAS)

Data Description Form



Questionnaire Structure

Appendix A1 Education

Appendix A2 Income

Appendix A3 Political Parties

Translated Questionnaires

Questionnaire Afrikaans

Questionnaire English

Quetsionnaire IsiXhosa

Quetsionnaire IsiZulu

Questionnaire Setswana

Questionnaire Tshivenda

Questionnaire XiTsonga

Data and documents are published in cooperation with South African Social Attitudes Survey, who are responsible for all content. Any questions regarding the SASAS 2014 data and documentation should be directed to Ben Roberts or Jarè Struwig at Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)