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New Soviet Citizen Survey, 1991: Monitoring Institutional Change (ICPSR 6521)

Principal Investigator(s): Miller, Arthur H.,; Reisinger, William; Hesli, Vicki T.


For this study, over 3,000 adult citizens were interviewed in three former Soviet republics: 1,400 in Russia, 1,000 in the Ukraine, and 600 in Lithuania. Respondents were asked to comment on various topics, including support or opposition to institutional change and democratic reform, as well as other political concerns, feelings toward Gorbachev and other former Soviet political officials, criminal punishment, community-labor relations, and other aspects of Soviet society. Demographic information was obtained on items such as age, gender, nationality, religion, marital status, employment status, income, occupation, and Communist Party membership status.

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Study Description


Miller, Arthur H., William Reisinger, and Vicki T. Hesli. NEW SOVIET CITIZEN SURVEY, 1991: MONITORING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. ICPSR06521-v1. Iowa City, IA: Iowa Social Science Institute [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06521.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06521.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (#SES-9009698)

Scope of Study

Geographic Coverage:    Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1991

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991-04-01--1991-05-01

Universe:    All registered voters in Lithuania, the Ukraine, and the portion of Russia west of the Ural mountains.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Four-stage stratified sampling design.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-10-12

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB6521.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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