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Yugoslav Public Opinion 1998

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 u Jugoslavii 1998 (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:
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Electoral behaviour, questions on the political system and attitudes towards political parties and media. Topics: Availability in the household concerning radio, television, video recorder, phone, computer, automobile, access to E-mail; radio stations and TV stations listen to/watched in the past month and time of listening/watching; radio programs and TV programs listen to/watching; daily newspapers and magazines read in the past month and frequency/contents of reading; sources of information on politics; most trustworthy source of information; political, psychological and moral censorship; state control; objectivity of state and private media; media and majority´s opinion; distrust in party media; journalists and bribery; accuracy of rumours; national vs. local media; political differences between state and local media; broadcasting foreign programs on domestic stations; objectivity of media which receive foreign/state help; public media and openness towards parties; interest in politics; discussions about politics; most useful source for political decisions and for voting; feelings in 12 months; direction of development in Yugoslavia, Serbia, Montenegro; solution for Kosovo and Metohija; civilian casualties in the Kosovo; close person fighting in Kosovo; international community in Kosovo and Metohija; opinion about other nationalities; territorial and social belonging; voting in the Federal Elections (Sunday question); satisfaction with the election of S. Milosevic, M. Milutinovic, M. Djukanovic, M. Bulatovic and elections in Montenegro; expectations from social revolt; contribution to positive changes; selling public companies to strangers; trust in institutions; most trusted institution and politician; relations of Serbian and Montenegrin authorities; most appreciated foreign politician; survival of B&H as an independent state; conditions for lifting sanctions; delivery of indicted to The Hague Tribunal; role of opposition; best leader of the united opposition; cooperation of SPS, YUL, and SRP; cooperation of Serbian opposition and Montenegrin Coalition; results of protests in 1996/1997; voting in local elections in Serbia and Montenegro (Sunday question); future of the country in a year; most important problem; most competent party in Serbia/Montenegro. Demography: Gender, age; education; occupation; employment status; running a private business; going abroad (respondent, family members); household income; financial situation; nationality; religiousness.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-07-01 / 1998-07-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of (YUCS)
    Serbia (without the Province of Kosovo)
Sampled Universe
Adult population (18 years and more with the right to vote)
Sampling Procedure Comment: A three-stage stratified representative sample was drawn in accordance with the principles of probability model of sampling. At the first stage demographic regions were proportionally included. At the second stage municipalities were randomly selected inside demographic regions using the procedure of cumulative frequencies of adult citizens, favouring more numerous municipalities. At the third stage the same procedure was applied inside selected municipalities to identify local communities where twenty respondents were interviewed in each. Based on a system of the four quota criteria, mutually independent, the interviewers selected the persons who would participate in research.
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2139
    Number of Variables: 234
Further election studies from Serbia are archived under the ZA-Nos. ZA4275-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
  • ZA4277 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 84 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia (2006): Yugoslav Public Opinion 1998. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.