The research covers 15 post-Communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, (East) Germany, Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
The survey research asks a common core of questions specially relevant to societies in transition. Topics covered include: economic enterprise and privatization, democratization, parties and elections, social protection & poverty, involvement in unofficial economies and demographic measures.
Asking comparable questions across time in many countries provides a unique data base for analysis of societies. The New Russia Barometer (NRB) monitors trends with a base line of January 1992. The New Democracies Barometer (NDB) of the Paul Lazarsfeld Society, Vienna, has monitored trends in Central and Eastern Europe since autumn, 1991.
The New Baltic Barometer (NBB) started in 1993.
University of Strathclyde