Principle investigator: Dr. Anna Andreenkova
The purpose of the survey
to fill the gap in comparable data on language usage, knowledge and perceptions
The cross-national comparative survey “Languages Use Survey in postSoviet Republics” was conducted in 12 countries of the former Soviet Union varing in linguistic context, language history, ethnic and linguistic composition of the population.
LangUSSR project was conducted as a part of cross-national comparative survey “Post-Soviet Trends”, an academically-driven survey that includes substantial core questions measuring social and political attitudes and behavior and methodological modules.
The information for the survey “Post-Soviet Trends” is collected in the countries of the former Soviet Union (in total 15 countries, out of which 10 in the European part of the Soviet Union, the others in Transcaucasia and Central Asia) by the Institute for Comparative Social Research (CESSI) in a 4-year cycle. The survey is based on 1,000-2,500 face-to-face interviews in each country on a national probability random sample of the adult population (who are 18 years old and over).
LangUSSR project included questions:
identification with a language (native language/ mother-tongue, most often used language)
the measurement of shares of multilingual groups
the usage of languages in different life situations (home usage, broader social usage, cultural-information exchange – media, literature, language of education)
the self-evaluation of receptive and expressive language skills
In 10 countries all questions described above, were implemented. In two countries - Georgia and Moldova - only some questions were included, so information is not complete.
Questionnaire in Russian and all other languages can be found clicking this bottom. (QUESTIONNAIRIES)
Data is available by the request from the authors (firstname.lastname@example.org)