RESEARCH - New Democracy Barometer

Description:

The cross-national and longitudinal survey "New Democracies Barometer (NDB)" has been conducted in 1991 (NDB I), 1992 (NDB II), 1994 (NDB III), 1996 (NDB IV) and 1998 (NDB V) by the Austrian Paul Lazarsfeld-Society for Social Research (PLG) and is covering the following 11 countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The intention of the NDB surveys was to monitor the social, economic and political changes during transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. It is supported by grants form the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Culture and Science. The "Quality of the political system and current politics" is the topic of subscales of the New Democracies Barometer, containing questions about the quality of the governmental system, advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system versus the communist rule and the trust in institutions. Results from construct validation show if the subscales measure the same concept in all countries under investigation and reveal to which extent data of multinational cross-sectional surveys are comparable across time and countries.

In each country a stratified nationwide representative sample of about 1000 respondents is interviewed face-to-face. Fieldwork is carried out by established national institutes regularly conducting nationwide representative sample surveys in collaboration with Fessel&GfK, Vienna, and MITROPA, Vienna using ten national languages (Questionnaire) for fieldwork, for co-ordination English and German. The basic sampling procedure in each country follows ESOMAR principles of a multi-stage, random probability sample, in wich the population is stratified regionally and within regions according to urban/rural divisions and town size. One hundred or more primary sampling units (PSU) are drawn. Each survey is integrated in a multinational data base for comparative analysis. The NDB mean gives an overall picture of how people across half a continent are responding to the common experience of the collapse the Communist system.

The primary data analysis was conducted by the two principal investigators of the NDB, Professor Richard Rose, International Scientific Advisor of the PLG (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) and Christian W. Haerpfer, at that time Scientific Director of the PLG (Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna). The international primary research team has been growing over time. Scientists involved in collaborative primary research have been William T. Mishler (University of Arizona, USA), Edward Page (University of Hull, UK), Wolfgang Seifert (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany), Claire Wallace (University of Derby, UK and Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna), Wolfgang Zapf (Science Center Berlin and Free University Berlin, Germany) and Istvan György Toth (TARKI, Budapest).

Online-Analysen
Online analyses based on data from NDB I to V can be carried out on the homepage of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, which also provides information about the five waves of NDB research: http://www.cspp.strath.ac.uk/catalog14_0.html

This tool has been established by the Centre for the Study of Public Policy in close cooperation with TARKI Budapest.

Publications
Publikationen you will find here

NDB-Archive

Questionaires:

Questionaires in local language:

 
I
II
III
IV
V
1. Belarus
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1992
1994
1996
1998
2. Bulgaria
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
3. Czech Republic
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
4. Croatia
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1992
1994
1996
1998
5. F.R Yugoslavia        
1998
6. Hungary
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
7. Poland
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
8. Romania
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
9. Slovakia
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
10. Slovenia
1991
1992
1994
1996
1998
11. Ukraine
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1992
1994
1996
1998
12. Russia
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1994
   

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