The Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS) is a public entity, the main aim of which is to study Spanish society, a task it has been undertaking since 1976.
It performs this task largely by taking surveys in which it asks people their opinion on a range of current socio-economic and political affairs (health care, education, immigration, to name but a few).
The CIS carries out its activities through the following organisational structure:
The Advisory Board acts as a consultative body to the Centre.
The CIS has a staff of approximately 100 people -civil servants and employees-, including technical, administrative and support personnel.