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The Authoritarian Bias: Measuring Public Opinion in Russia

Public opinion survey data from countries under authoritarian regimes are often treated as reliable, but how do they compare to survey data from democracies? How can social scientists detect the effects of propaganda and other forces on respondents in authoritarian countries? Kirill Rogov discussed the challenges of working with poll data under these conditions.

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Apr. 20, 2016
11:00am – 12:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Authoritarian Bias: Measuring Public Opinion in Russia

Public opinion survey data from countries under authoritarian regimes are often treated as reliable, but how do they compare to survey data from democracies? How can social scientists detect the effects of propaganda and other forces on respondents in authoritarian countries? Kirill Rogov discussed the challenges of working with poll data under these conditions.

This event is co-sponsored by The Center on Global Interests.

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Kirill Rogov

Kirill Rogov

Political Analyst, Liberal Mission Foundation
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Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more

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