Where can I find a population longitudinal survey that would include the following data on the same individuals over a long period (5+ years, higher frequency is preferable)?

  • Basic demographics (age, sex, marital status)
  • Religious affiliation
  • Geographical location (the higher resolution—the better; city-level is very good)
  • Income and other economic data

I would be glad to hear suggestions that do not exactly fit this description.

As for the country, the US is preferable, but other countries are equally accepted.

At the moment, I've found the following ones:

There're much more, but maybe you could suggest the most suitable one?


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    i don't think many us-funded surveys have religious affiliation.. but also check out the gss and the anes Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 22:22
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    You could also try Add Health. As for your search terms, instead of saying over a long period, you should be saying longitudinal panel survey while avoiding longitudinal cross-section surveys.
    – Kotebiya
    Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:14

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Here are some additional studies that may be useful:

Most likely meets most or all of your criteria:

May meet some of your criteria:

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