Czechoslovakian 1990 Post-Election Survey

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Boguszak, Marek (Association for Independent Social Analysis, Prag)
  • Gabal, Ivan (Association for Independent Social Analysis, Prag)
  • Rak, Vladimir (Association for Independent Social Analysis, Prag)
Other Title
  • Ceskoslovensky povolebni pruzkum 1990 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • Association for Independent Social Analysis, Prague (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes. Relations between the two republics. Attitude to social and economic problems. Topics: 1. Political attitudes: general satisfaction with political development of the past year and expected further development of democratization in the country; trust in politicial personalities of the country; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last parliament election; voting intent regarding the municipal parliament; most unpopular party; self-classification of extent to which informed about the decisions of parliament and the government; knowledge about the Irak invasion in Kuwait; attitude to the economic embargo of the United Nations against Irak; attitude to sending our own troops to support the multinational military forces on the Gulf; probability of a war in the Middle East; expected effects of the Gulf Crisis on one´s own state. 2. Opinions on the functioning of government and political system: decision about the new constitution by the parliament or a referendum; preferred decision level (city, state, federal parlament) for selected political areas; attitude to a parity occupation of more important government functions as well as of the parliament by Czechs and Slovaks; attitude to a powerful position of the president; attitude to anchoring the independence of the two republics in the constitution; leaving the federation by parliament decision or referendum; both sides or one-sided decision adequate for separation of the two republics. 3. Nationality problems and relations between the two republics: visits as well as relatives in the other part of the country; general relation between ethnic groups in the country; comparison of human relations and the economic situations in the two republics; desired strengthening of the federation or the republics (scale); separatist movement in the interests of the politicians or the populace; attitude to strengthening the national republics even if this implies a delayed return to Europe; a strong federation could support the republics better; expected winner of a division into two countries; attitude to three-way division of the country; preferred procedure in case of one-sided desire for independence; preference for one or two countries; specification of ethnic groups, groups of persons and population groups, with whom one would not like to live. 4. Attitude to social and economic problems: inclination to invest in the other part of the country; estimated time required until achievement of equivalent standard of living in the two independent states as well as in a united state, in comparison with the standard in Austria; expected development of personal standard of living in the next few years; general judgement on economic reform; expected changes from economic reform; preference for price increase or shortage in supply; estimate of necessary minimum income for one´s own family; number of family members; most important political task in the country; interest in investments and possible amount of one´s own investment in a private enterprise; concerns in connection with economic reform; trust in the government regarding taking over social assistance; survival strategy in case of larger financial difficulties; reasons for strikes. 5. Values and life style: interest in a substantial improvement in personal standard of living; the significance of good education, good work performance, personal contribution to development of society, getting along well with other persons, good abilities as do-it-yourselfer, meaningful work, living modestly, not being dependent on other people and society, life in a fair society, remaining true to one´s principles, life in peace and in freedom, interesting occupation, opportunity for private undertakings, opportunity to influence public interests and the significance of lots of money and good life; feeling of adequate freedom to decide and self-determination; feeling of increased personal responsibility after the November revolution; self-classification of personal work performance and perceived connection between work and income; frequency of selected leisure activities; possible measures to improve job situation as well as life perspectives; possession of durable economic goods. 6. Background variables: employment in civil service; social origins; nationality; members of other nationalities among one´s own relatives; frequency of meeting this person. Also encoded were: city size; election precinct; length of interview; interest of respondent in interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-10 / 1990-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSHH)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2548
    Number of Variables: 225
Further election studies of the project "Founding Elections in Eastern Europe" (H.-D. Klingemann, Science Center Berlin, WZB; supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation) are archived under Study Nos.: 2465-2469, 2485-2488, 2560-2562, 2811-2819, 2901-2912, 3053-3057, 3175-3176 and 3631-3633. Comparable election studies from Eastern Europe are archived under ZA Study Nos.: 3123-3126, 3215-3218, 3527-3530, 3631-3633, 3888-3893.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2561 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gabal, Ivan (Hrsg.): The 1990 Election to the Czechoslovakian Federal Assembly: Analyses, Documents and Data. Berlin: Ed. Sigma 1996

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