Shortly before the 2006 parliamentary elections the Institute for Public Affairs conducted a survey that mapped the social and political climate in Slovakia. The fieldwork has been carried out by the FOCUS agency in April 2006 on a representative sample of 1,242 Slovak citizens older than 18.
The survey - supported by the Open Society Foundation - focused on following topics:
How does the public perceive the direction in which the Slovak society is heading?
How do citizens perceive reforms currently underway?
Which problems are viewed as the most pressing by citizens?
Firmness of voting preferences
What are the mutual sympathies and antipathies between particular parties’ supporters?
Distance from other parties
Least likely coalition bonds according to parties’ supporters