Cultural Democratization in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Moscow Oblast Survey, 1990 (ICPSR 9726)

Published: May 18, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
James L. Gibson; Raymond M. Duch; Gennady Denisovsky; Polina Kozyreva; Michail Matskovsky

Version V1

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.

Gibson, James L., Duch, Raymond M., Denisovsky, Gennady, Kozyreva, Polina, and Matskovsky, Michail. Cultural Democratization in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Moscow Oblast Survey, 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-05-18.

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote

National Science Foundation (SES-9003868)

1990-02-17 -- 1990-03-04

1990-02-17 -- 1990-03-04

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.

Persons aged 16 and over living in the Moscow Oblast.

personal interviews, and self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

ICPSR logo

This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.