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Current Problems in the Slovak Republic – March 2000

Supported by: OSI

Project span:
February 2000 – December 2000

Project team:
Oľga Gyárfášová, Vladimír Krivý, Marián Velšic, Michal Vašečka

Co-operating Institutions:
FOCUS Agency

To continually analyze the basic development trends, problem areas, and public opinion in Slovakia. The basis for the project is representative sociological research carried out on an adult sample of the population based on the following selection criteria: sex, age, education level attained, nationality, the size of the town/district. The research focused on the following: perception of problems in the society considered most pressing; evaluation of the direction the society is heading; perception of the past and present regime; value and economic orientations; political preferences and sympathies; confidence in politicians, trust in institutions; positions on national and ethnic issues; views of “the rules of the game” in the society; gender issues; foreign-political positions and preferences; digital literacy; and socio-cultural capital (language skills, computer skills, contact with foreign countries)


Chapter: "Public opinion" in a publication Slovakia 2000. Global report on the State of Society that is primarily published in Slovak language, later followed by an abridged, updated and revised English language edition.

Working paper: "Foreign Policy Orientations in Slovakia" (October 2000). Published in the English language.

Study titled “Relationship of the Slovak Public to the North Atlantic Alliance – Value and Attitude Context” In: Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs, Fall 2001, pp. 27-39. Published in the English language.

Analysis of Research Findings: Political Climate in the Society at 'Half Time' Before Elections, monothematic page published in SME Daily, April, 20, 2000. Available in the Slovak language only.

Article titled What Foreign Policy for Our Public?, Monothematic page published in the SME daily on April 29, 2000. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: Secondary Literacy (Already) in Slovakia. Monothematic page published in SME daily, July 27, 2000. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: Citizens’ Support for Slovakia’s Integration into the European Union Has Increased. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: Public’s Support for Slovakia’s Entry into NATO Has Registered a Slight Increase. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: Majority of Citizens Does not Support the Initiative of HZDS to Announce a Premature Parliamentary Elections. Available in the Slovak language only.

Analysis of Research Findings: According to the Majority of Citizens, Financing of Political Parties through State Funds Should Decrease. Available in the Slovak language only.

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