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Current Problems in the Slovak Republic – September 2001

Supported by: OSI

Project span:
August 2001 – January 2002

Project team:
Oľga Gyárfášová, Vladimír Krivý, Marián Velšic

Co-operating Institutions:
FOCUS Agency

To continually analyze the basic development trends in society, as well as the problem areas and public opinion in Slovakia . The project is based on representative sociological research carried out on an adult sample of the population of the Slovak Republic based on the following selection criteria: sex, age, education level attained, nationality, size of the city/town. The research focuses on such topics as the perception of the most important problems in the society; evaluation of the direction the society is heading; perception of the past and present regime; value and economic orientations; political preferences and sympathies; perception of political parties and the level of confidence in politicians and institutions in the society; ethnic relations; views of “the rules of the game”; foreign-political positions and preferences; views of historical events and periods; viewership of the media; and socio-cultural capital (language skills, contact with foreign countries).


Publication: Oľga Gyárfášová, Vladimír Krivý, Marián Velšic (et al.): Country in Motion. Report on Political Views and Values of People in Slovakia (1998). Available in the Slovak language only.

Chapter: "Public Opinion" in a publication Slovakia 2001. A 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.

Analysis of research findings: Nostalgia for the Past Lingers on in Slovakia, available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of research findings: Political and Social Climate in the Society on the Verge of the Meciar and Dzurinda Governments, available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: The Public’s View on Whether the Government Acts Responsibly Differs. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Finding: Differences in the "Bad Mood" Before the Elections. A monothematic page published in the SME Daily, January 24, 2002. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: Flat Tax for All versus a Progressive Tax. Published in the Hospodárske Noviny Daily, September 12, 2002. Available in the Slovak language only.

Interviews for regional, nation-wide and foreign media.

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