The National Data Program for the Social Sciences (NDPSS) is the largest and longest-term program supported by the Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation. This talk describes the evolving structure of the NDPSS and new features that are being implemented. Attention is also devoted to describing some of the societal change that has occurred across the last four decades.
Dr. Smith is a principal investigator of the National Data Program for the Social Sciences and director of its General Social Survey (GSS) at the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago. Smith was co-founder and Secretary General of the International Social Survey Program (1997-2003).