Christian W Haerpfer, University of Vienna
Director of the Institute for Comparative Survey Research
President of the World Values Survey Association
Department of Political Science
University of Vienna
Tel: 00 43 68 11 06 63 350
Yun-Han Chu, Taiwan National University
Marta Lagos, Latinobarometro Corporation
Kseniya Kizilova, Institute for Comparative Survey Research
Institute for Comparative Survey Research
Recognized as a research committee in 2011.
The main objectives of this research committee are to plan, conduct and publish international comparative research in political science and political sociology on the basis of comparative public opinion surveys. The geographical area of ‘Comparative Public Opinion’ is North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Europe.
Central theoretical and empirical fields are represented by the studies on Political Participation, Civic Engagement, Support for Democracy, Meanings of Democracy, Confidence in Social and Political Institutions, National Electoral Systems, Mass Belief Systems, Modernization and Social Change, Political Values etc.
Research and associated activities of RC 17 are implemented by its members through development of the following international research projects in which they are involved: Global Barometer Survey (GBS), Comparative National Election Studies Project (CNEP), World Values Survey (WVS), International Social Survey Program (ISSP).