Surveys and Methods

National partners in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan as members of Eurasia Barometer Consortium have extensive experience of using the whole existing range of quantitative and qualitative methods of sociological and market research.

For survey method used for surveys which are part of Eurasia Barometer time series traditionally the face-to-face interview is used. The surveys are conducted using a national representative sample in all countries between 1500 and 3500 respondents. Among the qualitative methods frequently used in Eurasia Barometer surveys could be mentioned in-depth interview, biographical interview, expert interview and focus group discussion.

Topics covered by Eurasia Barometer time series:
  • Political community and nation-state
  • Support for democracy as political system
  • Support for alternative political regimes
  • Performance of political regime
  • Performance of current national government
  • Performance of political institutions
  • Performance of political actors
  • Confidence in social and political institutions
  • Attitudes towards micro and macro economy
  • National identity and national pride and etc.