Survey of Russian Elites, Moscow, Russia, 1993-2016
Contains two datasets. Dataset 1 contains data from the year 1999. Dataset 2 reflects the years 1993, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. These data were collected as part of a larger study of mass-elite interactions in post-Soviet Russia. Questions asked pertain to the links between the domestic political economy and foreign policy perspectives. The dataset focuses on international relationships, security concerns, foreign policy, domestic politics and Economic concerns. Respondents were asked their opinions about the national interests of Russia, the role of military force in international relations, political closeness with other countries, attitudes about expansion, the most likely threats to the stability and security of the country, establishing order in Russia, and how closely Russia should follow the route of developed countries in the future. Questions that focused on foreign policy asked respondents to rate their own influence on the decision-making process, how they learned about world and domestic events, how often they discussed such events with friends or family members, how great a threat the United States represented, attitudes toward military aid to other countries, the expansion of NATO, the importance of various foreign policy goals, the power and role of various state organizations in influencing foreign policy, and the legality of using military force. Questions that focused on national issues included attitudes about cutting expenditures in certain social and economic spheres, the rights of individuals versus the rights of society, the role of competition, the responsibility of government to its citizens, democracy, and which political system fits Russia best. Respondents were also asked about Russia and its relations with other countries (e.g., Ukraine, Belarus, Japan, China), their attitudes about the economic environment and opening a business, feelings about work, different types of groups in the society, and their opinions about future economic conditions.Demographic items include nationality, education levels, occupations of the respondent and other family members, sex, age, country of birth, marital status, language spoken in the home, income level, household composition, political party affiliation, religion, military service affiliation, and area of work.
- Series - completed
- Survey of Russian Elites, Moscow, Russia, 1993-2016
- Series - completed