Supported by: Freedom House, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Project span: February 2002 – November 2002
Project team: Oľga Gyárfášová, Marián Velšic, Vladimír Krivý, Lýdia Marošiová, Katarína Pafková
Co-operating Institutions: FOCUS Agency (field collection of data)
Objective: To analyze the basic trends in the development of society as they were perceived by the population before the 2002 parliamentary elections. Two quantitative sociological research projects served as the basis for the analysis, and were conducted on a representative sample of the adult population based on the following selection criteria: sex, age, level of education attained, nationality, and the size of city/town and districts of the Slovak Republic . A qualitative research method was used as a supplement to the quantitative research and included four group discussions (two conducted in Nitra and two in Revúca). The field research was conducted in February, April, and June 2002 and focused on issues of election turnout, interest in the elections, electoral preferences, voter profiles, perception of the pre-election campaign, motives behind the decisions, evaluation of political parties, and perception of the problems in society.
Chapter: "Public opinion" in a publication Slovakia 2002. Global Report on the State of Society that is primarily published in the Slovak language, later followed by an abridged, updated and revised English language edition.
Chapter: "Voting Behavior" in a publication titled Slovak Elections 2002: Results, Implications, Context published in the Slovak and English languages.
Report including qualitative research data titled First -time and Second- time Voters in the Pre-election Bustle – Young People and Their View of 2002 Elections (July 2002). Available in the Slovak language only.
Analysis of research findings: Slovak Voters and 2002 Parliamentary Elections – Part I (April 2002). Available in the Slovak language only.
Analysis of research findings: Slovak Voters and 2002 Parliamentary Elections – Part II (May 2002). Available in the Slovak language only.
Analysis of research findings: Slovak Voters and 2002 Parliamentary Elections – Part III (July 2002). Available in the Slovak language only.
Seminar for Non-governmental organizations organized by ETP Slovakia on January 18, 2002. The topic was parliamentary elections and the presentation included an analysis titled "Slovakia Before the 2002 Elections".
Seminar for non-governmental organizations on parliamentary elections titled "Target Groups for Increasing the Informedness and the Turnout in the 2002 Elections" organized on March 3, 2002 by the Institute for Public Affairs.
Seminar for non-governmental organizations on parliamentary elections titled "Target Groups for Increasing the Informedness and Turnout in the 2002 Elections" organized by ETP Slovakia in Zichy palace, April 17, 2002.
Presentation of research findings at a scientific seminar titled "2002 Elections – surveys and elections" organized by: Strategies, SAVA, IRI, Parliamentary Institute. Bratislava, National Council of the Slovak Republic, June 24, 2002.
Interviews and articles for regional, nation-wide, and foreign media.