Latvia's Political Survey 2014

Latvia's Political Survey 2014

Latvijas Politiskā Aptauja 2014



The aim of this survey is to investigate how elections—the primary occasion in democracies for the allocation of social interests and political mobilization—affect people’s political identity and consciousness, especially with regard to national identity and policy preferences.
The focus is on the democratic multinational state Latvia; Latvia’s experience has important implications for the development of political science and global politics, as it succeeds in avoiding severe conflict in spite of unstable party system and political competition, and despite historically deeply-rooted questions around nationalism.
The same questions will be asked for several months before and after the general elections in October 2014. Through this, we are able to monitor the inter-temporal fluctuation of political identities and the cross-sectional variances in the electoral season. In addition, this survey also includes some one-shot special questions that will provide new insights for Latvia area specialists.

PI: Ryo NAKAI, Dr. (Assistant Professor, Rikkyo University)   
Polltaker: SKDS (Public Opinion Research Center, Latvia)   
Method: Face-to-face PAPI / Stratified random sampling [administrative territories]   
Coverage: All Latvia's regions   
Support: Grants-in-Aids #25780100, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sicence  


Aggregated Results Questionnaires*
1st wave (Jul.) English   Latvian   Japanese LV RU (EN trs.)
2nd wave (Aug.) English   Latvian   Japanese LV RU (EN trs.)
3rd wave (Sep.) English   Latvian   Japanese LV RU (EN trs.)
4th wave (Oct.) English   Latvian   Japanese LV RU (EN trs.)
5th wave (Nov.) English   Latvian   Japanese LV RU (EN trs.)
All waves English   Latvian   Japanese -

*Q1-Q6 are common for all waves and Q7-11 are common from 2nd wave to 4th wave.