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Pre-Election Study - Presidential Elections Serbia 2003

Resource Type
  • Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
Other Title
  • Predizborna studija - predsjednicki izbori u Srbiji, 2003 (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
  • Abstract

    Electoral behaviour, questions on the political system and attitudes towards political parties. Topics: Right or wrong direction of Serbia and State community Serbia and Montenegro; satisfaction with the personal standard of living, the activity of opposition leaders and parties, future inter-ethnic relations in Serbia, civil rights and liberties, economic situation, solving the problem of Kosovo and Metohija, relations of Serbia and Montenegro, fight of the state against crime and corruption, way privatization is conducted, fight of the state against inflation; most important problem in the country; results of the reforms; trusts in institutions (Parliament, government, army, police, judiciary, the Serbian Orthodox Church, OSCE, European Union, United Nations, NATO, Partnership for Peace and The Hague Tribunal); most trusted institution; greatest achievement of new authorities; best party for political/economic reforms; opinion about Serbian politicians; most trusted politician; voting in the Presidential Elections 2002; importance of November 2003 elections; characteristics of ideal president; best president for Serbia; voting for less known candidates; anticipated winner of the election in terms of votes; success or failure of the elections; reasons for not voting; ability of presidential candidates in the fields of reforms, recovery of economy and economic development, protection of national interests, preservation of independence of our country, faster passing of the new Constitution of Serbia, development of good relations with international community, better laws, justice and order, relations with Montenegro, preservation of joint state, solving the problem of Kosovo and Metohija, international relations, economic aid and loans from abroad, improving the standard of living, relieving the problem of unemployment and poverty, better future for people, and uniting the citizens in order to regenerate society; characteristics of presidential candidates; criticisms on the account of presidential candidates; voting in the presidential elections; preferred date for holding the Elections for Serbian Parliament ; Sunday question; preferred way of information on political parties. Demography: Gender, age; education; occupation; nationality; number of household members; householdĀ“s income; region.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-10-04 / 2003-10-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Serbia and Montenegro (CSXX)
    Serbia (without the Province of Kosovo)
Sampled Universe
Adult population (18 years and more with the right to vote)
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 (age, gender, level of education, and nationality).
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1491
    Number of Variables: 138
Further election studies from Serbia are archived under the ZA-Nos. ZA4276-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
  • ZA4285 (Type: ZA-No.)

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

Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia (2006): Pre-Election Study - Presidential Elections Serbia 2003. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.