Public Opinion about Legitimacy of the political System in Serbia 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
Other Title
  • Javno mnenje o legitimnosti politickog sistema u Srbiji, 1997 (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Electoral behaviour, questions on the political system and attitudes towards political parties. Topics: National pride; satisfaction with life; prevalent mood of people the respondent is associated with; things in the country going in the right or wrong direction; changes in the period after 1989; anticipated future of the society; change of the current situation in the society; opinion about the Yugoslav political system; satisfaction with the development of democracy; chance of the ruling party or the political system; standard of living of the family in the period of socialism, today and in five years´ time; economy in the period of socialism, today and in five years´ time; political system in the period of socialism, today and in five years´ time; feelings towards socialism, multi-party system, workers´ self-management, capitalism, one-party system, privatization and Tito; strong leader; country should be ruled by the Army; most important decisions made by experts; republic vs. monarchy; memory about the period of Tito´s reign; abolishment of the parliament and return of the one-party system; power of the President of Serbia; responsibility of the Serbian government; trust in institutions; reasons for insecurity and restlessness; differences in salaries; responsibility for the economic situation; level of salaries and job security; financing medications; membership or support for political parties; previous party identification; closeness to Civic Alliance of Serbia (Vesna Pesic), Democratic Party (Zoran Djindjic), Democratic Party of Serbia (Vojislav Kostunica), United Yugoslav Left (Mirjana Markovic) New Democracy (Dusan Mihajlovic), Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milosevic), Serbian Radical Party (Vojislav Seselj), Serbian Renewal Movement, The Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (Jozef Kasa), Coalition ´Together´, Coalition SPS-UYL-ND and Coalition ´Vojvodina´; family voting; voting for the same or different parties and candidates; voting in federal elections; voting in local elections; participation in the Republican Elections and the party voted for; time for voting decision; list of candidates vs. list of parties vs. both; importance of the party leader, membership or support for some party, party program, activities of the party, things about the party and its leader; acceptance of the critical opinions regarding the party respondent supports; assessment of opposition in power; importance of who wins the next election; most trusted politician; opinion about authorities; role of parties, democracy and co-determination; understanding of democracy; FR of Yugoslavia as a Federation of Serbia and Montenegro; solution for Kosovo and Metohija; agreement with Kosovo Albanians; solution to the status of the Hungarians in Vojvodina; the biggest social problem; comparison of the political systems, socialism and the one today. Demography: Gender; age; marital status; education; occupation; employment status; father’s education; nationality; strata; church attendance.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-05-26 / 1997-05-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of (YUCS)
    Serbia (without the Province of Kosovo)
Sampled Universe
Adult population (18 years and more)
Sampling Procedure Comment: A three-stage stratified representative sample was drawn in accordance with the principles of probability model of sampling. The first stage of stratification included demographic regions, the second one municipality, proportionally in urban and other type of settlements, and the third one local community. At the next (fourth) stage, a quota selection was applied inside local communities.
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1540
    Number of Variables: 158
Further election studies from Serbia are archived under the ZA-Nos. ZA4277-ZA4285 (1997-2003)and ZA2901-ZA2912 (1990-1996). 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, ZA3175-ZA3176 and ZA3631-ZA3633. Comparable election studies from Eastern Europe are archived under ZA-Nos.: ZA1944-ZA1945, ZA3123-ZA3126, ZA3215-ZA3218, ZA3527-ZA3530, ZA3631-ZA3633, ZA3888-ZA3893, ZA4053-ZA4054, ZA4064-ZA4065, and ZA4305-ZA4335.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4276 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22