Opinion polling in Central and Eastern Europe under communism

Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544, 2000. Opinion polling in Central and Eastern Europe under communism. Journal of Contemporary History, 33 (2). ISSN 0022-0094

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Abstract

Whilst political opinion polling occupies a well-entrenched position within contemporary capitalist political systems, the same cannot be said for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This article focuses primarily on the development of political opinion polling in these countries in the period prior to the collapse of communist regimes at the end of 1989. Polling was a feature of these communist-led societies, although it was limited in terms of its activities, the scope of issue coverage, and its ability to measure public opinion effectively. The major focus of the discussion concentrates on the methodological issues and problems confronting opinion pollsters in these societies during this time.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Contemporary History
Creators: Henn, M.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2000
Volume: 33
Number: 2
ISSN: 0022-0094
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/002200949803300203DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15472

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