Dataset: PLG96: New Democracies Barometer 1996


The Neue Demokratien Baromenter (NDB) surveys (New Democracies Barometer) were conducted in the years 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998. The aim of the NDB is to evaluate long-terms developments in economic, social and political attitudes. Differences in the attitudes in the new democracies on the one hand and Austria as “control-country” or “referenz-country” on the other hand are presented. Identifying trends in the public opinion within the particular countries and serving as a monitor for the public opinion in this geopolitical part of Europe are other goals. The insight which is particularly of interest in the NDB is the development of standard indicators to operationalise and quantify the social, economic and political change in the transition from planned economy people’s democracies to market-based democracies.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

PLG96: New Democracies Barometer 1996

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The Austrian Social Science Data Archive


The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Study Description

Full Title

PLG96: New Democracies Barometer 1996


New Democracies Barometer 1996

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Prof. Richard Rose, Center for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: ; Dr. Christian Haerpfer, Institute of Conflict Research, Vienna


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The fieldwork was conducted by PLG networkpartners, located in the different analyzed countries, in cooperation with Fessel GfK-Wien and MITROPA-Wien (see document fieldwork).

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Paul Lazarsfeld-Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung; Institute of Conflict Research


Depositor: Paul Lazarsfeld-Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Geographic Coverage

Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, Belarus

Unit of Analysis

Population aged 18 years and older

Kind of Data

General and international population survey


Period: October 1995 - December 1995

Sampling Procedure

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interviews with questionnaires in the language of the countries.

Availability Status



Freely accessible for research and teaching


They have to contain the designated purpose and the terms and conditions (see AUSSDA user guidelines).

Related Publications

Literatur: Rose, Richard/ Haerpfe, Christian (1996): New Democracies Barometer IV: A 10-Nation Survey (CSPP No. 262), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Rose, Richard/ Haerpfe, Christian (1992): Trends in Democracies and Markets: New Democracies Barometer 1991-98 (CSPP No. 308), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Berichte des Center for the Study of Public Policy (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow):

Related Studies

PLG91: New Democracies Barometer 1991

PLG92: New Democracies Barometer 1992

PLG94: New Democracies Barometer 1994

PLG98: New Democracies Barometer 1998

File Name


Overall Case Count

10441 cases

Type of File


Fieldwork (english)

Questionnaire (english)


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