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Quantitative Survey: Civil Society and Civic Participation in the Caucasus

The data will be be available for scholarly studies in 2017. For accessing the data please contact: Katharina Hoffmann.

Survey Topic:

The ISSICEU survey is original in covering the South Caucasus and parts of the North Caucasus. It combines questions on attitudes towards civic activism with an assessment of the respondents' direct involvement in such activities. The survey further covers attitudes towards religion and habits of practicing one's religion. These data allow to explore the impact of religion on attitudes towards and practices of civic participation.

Survey Sections:

- Religion
- Trust
- Electoral and Political Participation
- De Facto Civic Participation
- Justification of Civic Participation
- Local and External NGOs and International Organisations: form, function, trust
- Demographic Data

Caucasus Regions Covered:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the North Caucasus Republics of the Russian Federation Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachevo-Cherkessia (not covering secessionist regions in the South Caucasus)

Data Collection Period:

October-November 2014: Karachevo-Cherkessia
January-February 2015: Kabardino-Balkaria
February-June 2015: Armenia
February-June 2015: Georgia
May-July 2015: Azerbaijan

Survey Sample:

1000 in each South Caucasus republic, 490 Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachevo-Cherkessia respectively

Survey Methodology:

standardised "face-to-face" interviews on paper in households in the respective local language

Data Format:


Surveying companies:

Armenia Caucasus Research Resource Center, Yerevan, Armenia
Azerbaijan International Center for Social Research, Baku, Azerbaijan
Georgia Caucasus Research Resource Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
North Caucasus Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Nalchik, Russian Federation