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1996 Czech Election: Pre-Election Study May 1996

Resource Type
  • Toka, Gabor (Central University Budapest, Ungarn)
Other Title
  • Ceska volba 1996: Predvolebni studie, kveten 1996 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • STEM (STredisko EMpirickych Vyzkumu), Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    Voting behaviour and political attitudes. Topics: Participation in the 1992 general election; National Council vote in the 1992 election; participation in the 1990 general election; House of People vote in 1990 election; voting next week; current voting intention; parties´ expressions of respondents views and interests; provide a job for everyone; reducing income differences is harmful; the economic situation is unfavourable; privatisation 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 the Czechoslovakia was wrong; property restitution was wrong; government performance; left-right self-placement, help private enterprises; competent managers; strengthen patriotism; protect freedom of speech; increase pensions and benefits; maintain political stability; less economic burden; increase the prestige of religion; speed up privatisation; de-communisation, friendly Czech-Slovak relations; reduce unemployment; likelihood, parties able to achieve political goals: private enterprises, competent managers, patriotic feelings, protect freedom of speech, increase pensions, maintain political stability, less economic burden, prestige of religion, prestige of religion, speed up privatisation, de-communisation, friendly Czech-Slovak relations, reduce unemployment; Gypsy or not (interviewers judgment); occupation (derived from multiple responses); frequency of church attendance; denomination; union membership; pre-1990 communist party membership; participated in coupon privatisation; ethnicity; date of pre-election interview; length of pre-election interview in minutes; interviewer´s cooperation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-05-02 / 1996-05-13
Geographic Coverage
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
Sampled Universe
Population sampled: 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: a 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: 1595
    Number of Variables: 113
This study was an Omnibus Survey (titled Trendy 5-96) carried out 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 April 1996 (ZA3631) 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.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3632 (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).

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Toka, Gabor (2003): 1996 Czech Election: Pre-Election Study May 1996. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.