1996 Czech Election: Pre-Election Study April 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Toka, Gabor (Central University Budapest, Ungarn)
Other Title
  • Ceska volba 1996: Predvolebni studie, duben 1996 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • STEM (STredisko EMpirickych Vyzkumu), Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Voting behaviour and political attitudes. Topics: Household finances in last and next 12 months; national economy in last and next 12 months; participation in the 1992 general election; National Council vote in the 1992 election; participation in the 1990 general election; House of People vote in the 1990 election; voting in next week; current voting intention; the parties´ expression of respondents views and interests; the most important problem of our country; party which has the best solution to this problem; the 2nd and 3rd most important problem of our country; party which has the best solution to these problems; satisfaction with democracy; provide a job for everyone; reducing income differences is harmful; the economic situation is unfavourable; privatization is going to help; unprofitable enterprises should be closed down; atheists are unfit for public office; nationalism is always harmful; chances of getting ahead; politicians should care more about crime; abortion should be allowed; preference for a patriotic politician; church has too much influence; dissolving Czechoslovakia was wrong; property restitution was wrong; left-right self-placement; Gypsy or not (interviewers judgment); employed in private or public sector; occupation (derived from multiple responses); frequency of church attendance; denomination; union membership; pre-1990 communist party membership; ethnicity; date of pre-election interview; length of pre-election interview, interviewer´s cooperation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-04-01 / 1996-04-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
Sampled Universe
Sample: 18+ years old citizens. Institutionalised persons (about 1-2 percent of the total population) were excluded from the sampling frame, but military personnel were not.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling procedure: stratified random sample of 300 localities was selected as primary sampling units. The stratification was by region and locality size. At each sampling unit, a quota sample (with preset parameters for the composition by age, sex, and level of education) was selected.
Collection Mode
  • Interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1443
    Number of Variables: 62
This study was carried out as an Omnibus Survey (titled Trendy 4-96) by the Prague-based polling company STEM. Note that only some of the questions in the Czech questionnaire were commissioned by the principle investigator (CEU), and the responses to the other questions are not included in these data file and remained the property of STEM. Many variables were recoded so that the codes in the file may not match those you can see in the Czech-language questionnaire. There is a further pre-election study from May 1996 (ZA3632) and a post-election study from June 1996 (ZA3633), both are available at ZA. 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, and ZA3888-ZA3893.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3631 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Mansfeldova, Zdenka (ed.): Czech Republic: The First Elections in the new Republic, 1992-1996. Analyses, Documents and Data. Berlin: Ed. Sigma 2003. (Series: Founding Elections in Eastern Europe).

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