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Slovakia in Key International Surveys: Twenty Years of Society Transformations

Supported by: National Science Foundation – APVV, grant No. 0529-07

Cooperating institutions: Institute of Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences; Department of Sociology, Philosophical Faculty, Comenius University. IVO was in charge for the CSES part.

Time span: 2008-2010

Project team: Oľga Gyárfášová, Zora Bútorová (both IVO), Vladimír Krivý (principal investigator, Institute of Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences)

Objectives: to conduct the survey of voting behaviour and other related topics after the general election 2010. The survey is a part of the international comparative project Comparative Studies of Election Systems (CSES), which has been conducting in dozens of countries of the globe. Slovakia joined this project for the first time in 2010. The fieldwork has been carried out by professional polling agency TNS SK via the network of trained interviewers, the representative sample of adult population - 1203 respondents – eligible voters in Slovakia. Since October 2011 the data from the survey are publicly are accessible in the Slovak Archive of Social Data. The entire project will result in publishing a synthetic publication handling the transformations of Slovak society within the last twenty years.


- Survey of voting behaviour after the elections 2010 - press release, presentation, press conference (only in Slovak)

- chapter Trends in public opinion and voting behaviour in the book Slovenské voľby '10: Šanca na zmenu (in Slovak)

- chapter Public Opinion in volume Slovensko 2010. Správa o stave spoločnosti a demokracie a o trendoch na rok 2011 (in Slovak)

- chapter Public Opinion in the book Slovakia 2010. Trends in Quality of Democracy (in English)

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