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Elections in Croatia 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Grdesic, Ivan (Fakultät für Politikwissenschaften, Universität Zagreb)
Other Title
  • Izbori u Hrvatskoj 1990 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Behavior at the polls, stand on the nationalities problem and questions on the political system. Topics: Region; nationality; belonging to religious communities; party membership; earlier membership in the communist party; familiarity with the principles of nominating candidates and voting; sources of information regarding political parties and the election; personal election interest and that assumed in one´s surroundings; assumed election fraud; intent to participate in the election; most important reasons for possibly not participating in the election; historical salience of these elections; personal significance of election result; voting decision in municipal and parliament election; most important reasons for voting decision; reasons to vote for or against the communist party; credibility of intended changes of the communist party; expected election winner; preferred political parties for a coalition with preferred party; personal voting decision to support preferred or prevent unacceptable parties; ability of one´s preferred party; areas of greatest social inequality and opportunities of one´s preferred party to resolve these; political and social values represented by one´s preferred party; evaluation of opinions on social problems and questions (upbringing of youth, living together as human beings, fringe groups); solidarity with the nation due to language, religion, tradition, history, culture, economic and political interests; self-classification on a left-right continuum; personal solidarity with various moral concepts of the parties; stand on the new party system; preferred political development of the Yugoslav state; national rights of Serbs and Croats in the country; party affiliation of members of the army; expected effects on defense from Croatians performing military service; future of worker self-administration in the economy; development of private companies; satisfaction with individual areas of life; expected time of solving social and economic problems; whereabouts of socialist attributes and symbols; stand on abortion.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Croatia (HR)
Sampled Universe
The population 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2608
    Number of Variables: 92
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 ZA-Nos.: ZA2465-ZA2469, ZA2485-ZA2488, ZA2560-ZA2562, ZA2811-ZA2819, ZA2901-ZA2912, ZA3053-ZA3057, ZA3175-ZA3176 and ZA3631-ZA3633. Comparable election studies from Eastern Europe are archived under ZA-Nos.: ZA3123-ZA3126, ZA3215-ZA3218, ZA3527-ZA3530, ZA3631-ZA3633, ZA3888-ZA3893.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2814 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Siber, Ivan (Hrsg.): The 1990 and 1992/93 Sabor Elections in Croatia: Analyses, Documents and Data. Series Founding Elections in Eastern Europe. Berlin: Ed. Sigma, 1997

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Grdesic, Ivan (1996): Elections in Croatia 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.