The Measuring Morality project, a part of Moral Attitudes and Decision Making at KIE, has just made its data publicly available. The dataset serves as a nationally representative baseline for measuring morality. The survey questions were chosen in consultation with an international group of scholars from sociology, psychology, and linguistics, and represent a wide range of theoretical traditions. By making the data available to researchers, the project aims to serve as a Rosetta Stone for moral attitude inquiry and interdisciplinary comparison.
The Measuring Morality dataset is now available for download by all researchers, with the condition that they register their names and institutional affiliations as well as promise to send a copy of any publications that reference the data. In this way, project leaders can track the data’s use. KIE Senior Fellow and Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen Vaisey is the Principal Investigator for the project. Measuring Morality is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.