Survey Topics: Wave 3

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1. Economic Evaluations What is the economic condition of the country and your family; now, over the last five years and in the next five years.
2. Trust in Institutions How trustworthy are public institutions, including government branches, the media, the military, and NGOs.
3. Social Capital Membership in private and public groups, the frequency and degree of group participation, close degree of interpersonal relationships, and trust in others.
4. Participation in Elections Voting in the last election, specific voting patterns and participation in campaigns, advocacy for certain candidate or party, and perception of the fairness of the last national election.
5. Access to Public Service How easy or difficult it is to obtain public services, and how safe is living in residential areas.
6. Psychological Involvement Interest in politics, frequency of following news about politics and government, and frequency of utilizing internet and discussing politics with family or friends.
7. Partisanship Personal partisanship.
8. Traditionalism Private interests vs. family, group, country interests, consideration of dealing with others, importance of respect family and elderly, importance of social order and harmony, and traditional preference of gender.
9. Political Participation Contact with government and elected officials, political organizations, media and NGOs. Fulfillment of citizen duties and active participation in the political process as well as demonstration or protest march. Participation in election.
10. Regime Preference What kind of government would you like to have in this country?
11. Meaning of Democracy Meaning of democracy and characteristics of democracy.
12. Satisfaction with Government and Democracy Satisfaction with how democracy works, democratic ranking of present and previous regimes, and expected ranking in the current regime. Suitability of democracy in the country.
13. Most Important Problems The most important problems that the government should address, such as economy, education, government services etc. How likely it is that the government will solve the most important problem.
14. Quality of Governance Perception of state affairs, corruption, accessibility to and accountability of political system, transparency and responsiveness of the government, political efficacy, equal right, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly and association.
15. Regime Evaluation Evaluate the degree of democracy of other important country in the world.
16. Democratic Legitimacy and Preference for Democracy Preference for democracy, compared with different regime types and economic development.
17. Citizen Empowerment and Political Support Ability to participate and influence in politics, trust in governments, and preference for authority.
18. Authoritarian vs. Democratic Values Level of education and political equality, government leadership and superiority, separation of executive and judiciary.
19. Globalization Following major events in foreign countries, and the impact on foreign products for domestic economy.
20. Citizenship Identity between citizen and ethnic group, equality, and loyalty to the country.
21. International Relations Awareness of other governmental organizations and impression of other countries.
22. Socio-economic Background Variables Gender, age, marital status, education level, years of formal education, religion and religiosity, household, income, language and ethnicity.
23. Interview Record Gender, age, class, and language of the interviewer, people present at the interview. The attitudes and emotions of the respondent, the language or dialect spoken in interview, and was an interpreter present.
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