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Cultural Democratization in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Moscow Oblast Survey, 1990 (ICPSR 9726)
The data were collected to assess levels of support among citizens of the Moscow Oblast for democratic rights, institutions, and processes, and to test several hypotheses about the democratic values within socialist political systems. The data cover a broad array of topics, including political tolerance, valuation of liberty, support for the norms of democracy, rights awareness, support for dissent, support for an independent media, support for the institution of competitive elections, and anti-Semitism. Questions were asked about the respondents' knowledge of current events in the Soviet Union, interest in politics, familiarity and contact with political leaders, level of political involvement, views on political issues, consumption of alcoholic beverages, and attitudes towards specific social, political, and ethnic groups. Demographic information includes age, education, occupation, birthplace, religion, and marital status. The self-administered portion of the data collection consists of a personality inventory and a word game.
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Gibson, James L., Raymond M. Duch, Gennady Denisovsky, Polina Kozyreva, and Michail Matskovsky. CULTURAL DEMOCRATIZATION IN THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (USSR): MOSCOW OBLAST SURVEY, 1990. Houston, TX: James L. Gibson, University of Houston and Moscow, USSR: Gennady Denisovsky, Institute of Sociology, USSR Academy of Sciences [producers], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09726.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09726.v1
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (SES-9003868)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: alcohol consumption, anti-Semitism, cultural perceptions, demographic characteristics, demographic statistics, democracy, dissent, elections, media use, personality assessment, political attitudes, political behavior, political interest, public opinion, socialism, tolerance
Sample: A representative sample of the Moscow Oblast was drawn using a two-stage process. In the first stage, 32 regions of Moscow and 54 populated areas of the Moscow Oblast were selected from all geographical units within the Oblast. In the second stage, 550 respondents were randomly selected from lists of residents maintained by the Central Address Bureau.
personal interviews, and self-enumerated questionnaires
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-05-18
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