Survey of Soviet Values, 1990 (ICPSR 6099)

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James L. Gibson; Raymond M. Duch

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This dataset contains survey information from parts of the former Soviet Union located in Europe: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belorussia, Ukraine, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia west of the Ural Mountains. It was designed to assess respondents' commitment to democratic values and rates of political participation of the Soviet mass public. Major topics covered include conventional and unconventional political participation, political tolerance, support for democratic elections, support for pluralistic media, rights consciousness, anti-Semitism, and support for market institutions.

Gibson, James L., and Duch, Raymond M. Survey of Soviet Values, 1990. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994-10-20.

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National Science Foundation (SES-9003868), Los Angeles Times, University of Houston. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Dresser Foundation, USSR Academy of Sciences
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

  1. Two European sections of the former Soviet Union are not included in this dataset: Azerbaijan, due to political unrest, and Kazakastan, due to interview cost.


Four-stage stratified random sample. In the initial stage of the sampling, geographical units were classified according to certain statistical indices based on their assumed importance in structuring the beliefs of ordinary respondents. In the second stage of the sampling, eight substrata were identified from each of the first-stage strata. At the third stage of the sampling, each geographical unit fitting the defined matrix was enumerated, and the adult residents of these units were sampled in the fourth stage.

Adult residents of those portions of the Soviet Union located in Europe, with the exception of Azerbaijan and Kazakastan.

personal interviews



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Gibson, James L., and Raymond M. Duch. Survey of Soviet Values, 1990. ICPSR06099-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994.