Survey Topics: Wave 4

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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 branches of government, the media, the military, and NGOs.
3. Social Capital Membership of private and public groups; the frequency and degree of group participation; closeness of interpersonal relationships; trust in others.
4. Participation in Elections Voter turnout; voting patterns in local and nation elections; electoral fairness
5. Access to Public Service How easy or difficult it is to obtain public services; personal safety
6. Psychological Involvement Interest in politics; frequency of following news about politics and government; frequency discussing politics with family or friends.
7. Internet and Social Media Internet access and frequency of use; use of Internet and social networks to obtain information about politics; use of Internet and social networks to express political views
8. Partisanship Personal partisanship.
9. Traditionalism

Importance of family and harmony; position of women in the workplace; individual interests or freedoms vs. social harmony; whether political elites respect procedures; importance of social order and harmony

10. 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 demonstrations or protest marches. 
11. Regime Preference What kind of government would you like to have in this country?
12. Meaning of Democracy Meaning of democracy and characteristics of democracy.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Quality of Governance Perception of state affairs, corruption, accessibility to and accountability of political system, transparency and responsiveness of the government; political efficacy; equal rights; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and association.
16. Regime Evaluation Evaluate the degree of democracy of other important countries in the world.
17. Democratic Legitimacy and Preference for Democracy

Comparison of democracy and other regime types; democracy vs. economic development

18. Citizen Empowerment and Political Support Ability to participate and influence in politics; trust in governments; preference for authority.
19. Authoritarian vs. Democratic Values Level of education and political equality; government leadership and superiority; separation of executive and judiciary.
20. Globalization Following major events in foreign countries; impact on foreign products for domestic economy; support for emigration, environmental protection vs. economic development
21. Redistribution Fairness of income distribution in country; should for redistribution; assessment of individual/family's situation
22. Citizenship Identity between citizen and ethnic group; equality; loyalty to the country.
23. International Relations Most influential countries in the region; impression of other countries; awareness of international organizations
24. Socio-economic Background Variables Gender, age, marital status, education level, years of formal education, religion and religiosity, household, income, language and ethnicity.
25. 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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