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Public Opinion in Serbia 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Bacevic, Ljiljana (Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Belgrad, Jugoslawien-Serbien)
Other Title
  • Javno mnenje u Srbiji 1993. godine (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • L. Bacevic, Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Belgrad, Yugoslavia-Serbia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Mass media
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Behavior at the polls, questions on the political system, the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and media. Topics: Region; nationality; religiousness; direction of development of society; interest in politics; trust in institutions; stand on leading politicians of the country; politicians with the greatest trust; stand on the countries Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Romania, Russia, USA, Turkey and on ethnic groups in current and former Yugoslavia; preferred ethnic composition of a country; danger of war and potential aggressors; necessity of international intervention in the conflict over Bosnia and Herzegovina; fulfillment of the UN conditions; Vance-Owen-Plan; ruling territorial claims; support of the struggle of the Serbs; assumed length of the conflict in Bosna and Herzegovina; objectivity of foreign media reporting; preferred solution of the conflict and extent of efforts of the EU, UN, USA and Russia; expected support for Serbs on the entire territory of former Yugoslavia by the Serbian government; stand to the UN sanctions imposed; assessment of the current economic situation, that of a year ago and a year in the future; influence of UN sanctions on the financial situation of one's own household; election participation and decision at the last election and in the next election; reasons for voting decision; parties rejected in principle; assessment of the next elections as honest; most reliable sources of information regarding the elections; influence of media on voting decision; party preference; receiving foreign radio stations; interest in the radio station "Radio Free Europe", preferred reception times and broadcast contents; technical equipment for radio reception; importance of domestic and foreign radio stations; support of the policies of president Milosovic; stand on dissolution of parliament by the president; political protest against Milosovic; preferred solution of the Kosovo problem; ideas about territory claims, self-supervision, anarchy, strong leaders and about influence of the USA; solidarity with place of residence, occupation, nationality, religion and state; party inclination; assumed election winner and reasons for this; expectations in re-election of the government; reasons for the repeated election victories of the Socialists; fulfillment of the election promises of the Socialists since the last election; stand on the conflict between Socialists and radicals; parties one can vote for.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993
Geographic Coverage
  • Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of (YUCS)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older from the residential population
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1510
    Number of Variables: 169
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
  • ZA2907 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Goati, Vladimir (ed.): Elections to the Federal and Republican Parliaments of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) 1990-1996. Analyses, Documents and Data. Berlin: Ed. Sigma, 1998.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-18 | Issue Number: 83 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Bacevic, Ljiljana (1997): Public Opinion in Serbia 1993. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.