Asian Barometer (ICPSR 23920)

Principal Investigator(s): Hu, Fu, National Taiwan University. Department of Political Science; Chu, Yun-han, Academia Sinica (Taiwan). Institute of Political Science


The Asian Barometer survey program gathers public opinion data on political values, democracy, and governance throughout the region. The regional network includeds national research teams from Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia, as well as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Data were gathered through face-to-face interviews with randomly selected samples of respondents representing the adult population in each country. Topics addressed in each national survey concern economic conditions, social capital, political participation, partisanship, traditionalism, and trust in institutions.

Access Notes

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cultural traditions, democracy, economic conditions, government, political participation, political partisanship, public opinion, social capital

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Cambodia, China (Peoples Republic), Global, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available for distribution by ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.