SSRS International Research

Conducting Surveys Throughout the World Utilizing Culturally-appropriate Methodologies to Meet Research Objectives

SSRS’s data collection efforts outside the US have encompassed the full range of methodologies from telephone (both landline and mobile) and in-person interviewing to web and mail-based surveys, including those with multi-modal designs.

SSRS has conducted research throughout the world, including most European countries, the Americas, and Asia.


  • SSRS has been conducting and overseeing large-scale international research since 2008
  • Our international work includes high-response rate surveys
  • International Research clients include The Harvard School of Public Health, The Commonwealth Fund, The Kaiser Family Foundation, and more

Health Policy Survey

To learn about patient experiences in healthcare systems among industrialized nations across the world, SSRS conducted international research on issues such as costs for and access to healthcare. As part of this study, interviews were completed with more than 17,000 adults in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. SSRS also oversaw data collection efforts in France, Germany and Switzerland. Results from this study were published in the November 2013 issue of Health Affairs.

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Survey of Older Adults

Aging populations test the ability of healthcare systems to provide quality, effective care since older adults are more likely to require help managing and controlling chronic diseases and other medical conditions or illnesses. In 2014, SSRS conducted interviews and managed data collection in the same eleven countries included in the 2013 IHP Survey. Findings from this research, based on interviews conducted with more than 25,000 adults, ages 55 and older, were published in Health Affairs in December 2014.

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Severance Practices Around the World

From 2007 to 2013, SSRS has fielded three large-scale studies of severance practices among companies in 19 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, on behalf of Right Management, a global leader in organizational development and employee development workforce solutions. More than 1,800 senior leaders and human resource executives were interviewed in 13 languages.  Results of this research have been published in Forbes Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, and have been reported on in other media outlets such as CNN.

Responses to H1N1: A Study in Five Countries

SSRS surveyed adults in five countries in late 2010 about their attitudes and experiences surrounding the 2009/2010 H1N1 global pandemic on behalf of the Harvard School of Public Health. SSRS interviewed more than 4,500 adults via telephone in Argentina, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. The results of the survey were analyzed by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and published in The Lancet Medical Journal in 2012.

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