Croatian National Election Study 2003: Pre-election survey

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kasapovic, Mirjana (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science)
Other Title
  • Drzavni izbori u Hrvatskoj 2003: predizborno istrazivanje (Original Title)
Publication Date
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science (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: Source of information about elections and political parties; personal interest in the elections; honest and fair elections; reasons for taking part in the elections; influence of the election campaign on the 2000 Parliamentary Elections and respondent’s voting; most successful campaign; best political communication; evaluation of the election campaign concerning the dialog between political rivals, promises in campaign, usefulness of the campaign, access to media by oppositional and ruling parties as well as candidates, quality of campaign; membership in and feeling close to a political party; voting in the next elections; voting decision and reason for it, the most important about this election; voting if parties would go to elections separately; acceptable coalition partners to the party respondent vote for; most important social value and social problem; preferred degree of focus of the new government on the fight against criminal and corruption, spiritual renewal, increasing the military power and state security, war crimes punishment and cooperation with Den Haag, nature preservation, safeguarding of human rights and liberties, assuring the social justice and safety for everyone, improvement of the social position of women, stimulation of the population growth, support for Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, development of private entrepreneurship, decentralization of Croatia and regional development, Croatian membership in European Union, Croats and national minorities in Croatia, reduction of unemployment, protection of the dignity of the Croatian war of independence; political orientation; role of catholic church; respect for the authority in family, school and state; conflicts between different interest groups and public interest of the state; role of tradition and genuine values of the nation; respect the Christian moral standards, separate nation states; role of women in society; left-right self placement; feelings about politics; impact on the respondent’s political opinion; determination of the political choice; degree of emotions towards politicians (enthusiasm, anxiety, respect, dislike); organisation/structuring of the political power within the country: centralisation vs. federalism; complete sovereignty vs. affiliation with EU; acceptable interaction with national groups; preferred position of Serbs living in Croatia today; national minorities choosing their own deputies in the Croatian parliament; right of Croatian citizens not living in Croatia to vote at the parliamentary elections for the Croatian parliament; women´s quota on candidates list for the election for Croatian parliament prescribed by law; women´s right on abortion; preferred source of energy for economic growth; impact of the state on the salaries; prices are formed exclusively on the market; state’s support for socially disadvantaged people; entrepreneurs are the main pillars of each economy; employment and market; development of the economy and influence of the national state; worker´s participation in decision making; allowing significant foreign cash flow; evaluation of historic personalities in modern Croatian history; democracy or strong leaders; role of opposition in the government, media, individual freedom, strikes, violence, human rights; satisfaction with democracy; trust in people; trust in institutions; comparison of family’s life today and four years ago/before 1990; economic situation in Croatia four years ago; economic situation of the family compared to it of the most families in Croatia; satisfaction with life in general, with housing conditions, financial conditions, social success and job; attitudes towards statements like: opinion of the majority always the best, need for strong trustworthy people, voice your own opinion, going against authorities, young people need discipline, decisiveness and the will to work and fight for their homeland; voting in the Parliamentary election 2000. Demography: Sex; age; number of household members; number of children; education; employment status; occupation; income; housing status; ethnicity; religion; church attendance; religiosity; position of family during second world war; date and time of interview; duration of interview; region; size and type of settlement.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-11-12 / 2003-11-21
Geographic Coverage
  • Croatia (HR)
Sampled Universe
Adult population (18 years and older with the right to vote)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multistage stratified simple random sample
Collection Mode
  • Face to face interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1153
    Number of Variables: 234
Further election studies from Croatia are archived under the ZA-Nos. ZA4562 (1995) and ZA4563 (2000). 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
  • ZA4564 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22