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TÁRKI projects categorised by research area

Attitudes, opinions, satisfaction

Tax Awareness Study
Electorial research

Tax Awareness Study
International Social Survey Programme - ISSP (1986- annual, ongoing)
TÁRKI has been involved in an international comparative programme (International Social Survey Programme, ISSP) since 1986. As part of this research, a questionnaire (designed to take about half an hour to complete) is translated word for word. The survey was originally carried out in five or six countries, but latterly more than 40 countries have participated, including European countries, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Israel, South Africa and some Latin American countries. The ISSP's topics change from year to year, but essentially it compares international public opinions and attitudes. So far TÁRKI has carried out research into topics such as social relationships, social inequalities, women and the family, attitudes to work, unemployment, religiousness, protection of the environment and national identity. The ISSP archive is the Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung at the University of Cologne, Germany. The archive is responsible for archiving, integrating data and documentation and for the distribution of the merged international datasets for the Programme. Since 1997 the ZA is supported in the processing of data by the Spanish ISSP partner ASEP, Madrid. Visit the archive's own pages for detailed information on the ISSP archive. The ISSP Service Guide provides information about search facilities, codebooks and field-questionnaires, data-sets and products available, research, news and also about the archiving rules. You may contact the Zentralarchiv, if you have questions about the aggregated international ISSP datafiles. Documentation of the ISSP modules is available from the archive's web pages by clicking in the list below.

Data can be ordered from the arcive's order service.

  • Planned:
  • 2007 Leisure and Sports
  • 2008 Religion III
  • 2009 Social Inequality IV
You can browse ISSP publication at ISSP site.

The European Social Survey (ESS) (Round 1, 2002; Round 2, 2004)
The ESS is a piece of international comparative research, which has as its goal the monitoring of the countries of Europe in the dimensions of sociology and political science. TÁRKI, in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been responsible for the national survey in Hungary since 2002.
The ESS questionnaire includes two main sections; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules.
The core questions aim to monitor trends in a wide range of social variables, including trust in social and political institutions, media use, political inengagment and participation; socio-political orientations, governance and efficacy; moral, political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious identification; well-being, health and security; socio-demographic background information.
  • The 2002 rotating modules focused upon immigration and asylum, and active citizenship.
  • The 2004 rotating modules focused upon attitudes to health and medicine, the balance between work and family, and economic morality.
Related pages: ESS registered users can browse, analyse and download the data online from the ESS web site. Access to the data is provided by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services. (external link, html) Round 3 (2006) Specification for participating countries. (external link, pdf)

Electorial research
TARKI regularly conducts nationwide surveys on electoral behavior since 1996.
Research topics are:
  • party preferences
  • participation
  • politicians' popularity
  • satisfaction with democracy
  • evaluation of the performance of government and Prime Minister
  • evaluation of the performance of the opposition
  • trust in political institutions
  • left-and right identification
We had several pre- and postelection studies. Our research parners: Századvég Political Studies Center, Hungarian Election Study programme at DKMKA.