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Study Report

Study Number: SA-518-001-1-1-Russia-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Cultural democratization in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Moscow oblast survey, 1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Gibson, James L.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9726

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: 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.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and self-enumerated questionnaires

UNIVERSE: Persons aged 16 and over living in the Moscow Oblast.

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.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + OSIRIS dictionary + machine-readable documentation (text).

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: February 17, 1990-March 4, 1990

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 17, 1990-March 4, 1990

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.




Gibson, James L., and Raymond M. Duch. ''Attitudes Toward Jews and the Soviet Political Culture.'' JOURNAL OF THE SOVIET NATIONALITIES (forthcoming). Gibson, James L., and Raymond M. Duch. ''Anti-Semitic Attitudes of the Mass Public: Estimates and Explanations Based on a Survey of the Moscow Oblast.'' PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY (forthcoming). Gibson, James L., and Raymond M. Duch. ''Political Culture in the Emerging Soviet Democracy.'' In Arthur Miller, William Reisinger, and Vicki Heslie (eds.), THE NEW SOVIET CITIZEN: PUBLIC OPINION IN THE GORBACHEV ERA. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (forthcoming).

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