RC17 - Comparative Public Opinion


Dr. Min-hua Huang, National Taiwan University
Department of Political Science
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd
Da’an District
Taipei, 10617


Dr. Kseniya Kizilova, Institute for Comparative Survey Research (Vienna)

Prof. Sandeep Shastri, Jagran Lakecity University

Prof. Robert Mattes, University of Strathclyde
School of Government and Public Policy
University of Strathclyde
421 McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1QX
United Kingdom


Dr Kai-Ping Huang, Taiwan National University

Department of Political Science
Taiwan National University
No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road
Taipei 10617



Prof. Mark Tessler, Michigan University, USA, tessler@umich.edu

Prof. Marita Carballo, Voices! Research and Consultancy, Argentina, maritacarballo@voicesconsultancy.com

Prof. Eduard Ponarin, Higher School of Economics, Russia, eponarin@hse.ru

Prof. Christian Haerpfer, University of Vienna, Austria, c.w.haerpfer@gmail.com

Prof. Richard Gunther, Ohio State University, USA, gunther.1@polisci.osu.edu

Dr. Marta Lagos, Latinobarometro, Chile, mlagoscc@gmail.com

Prof. Weng-fang Tang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, tangwenfang@cuhk.edu.cn

Prof. Elizabeth Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University, USA, liz.zechmeister@vanderbilt.edu



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 RC17 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).



If you are interested in participating in the events organized by RC17 and joining our research projects, please, send your name and contact details to the Chair of RC 17 Professor Min-hua Huang (neds5103@gmail.com) and the Secretary of RC17 Dr. Kai-Ping Huang (kaipingh232@gmail.com).