Pulse of Europe

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According to the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the Center's on-line report Pulse of Europe was "adapted from a presentation by Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Center for National Policy, and Andrew Kohut, Director of Surveys of the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (now Pew Research Center for The People & The Press), at CIPE's conference: 'Global Economic Reform: Toward the Twenty-first Century', held in Washington, DC on November 15, 1991. A thorough understanding of the attitudes and opinions of the citizenry of Central and Eastern Europe about the direction in which their societies are heading is an essential ingredient in consolidating democratic government and market-oriented economic systems. The survey, comprised of the attitudes of 13,000 Europeans from the Atlantic to the Urals, represents a critical first step toward gaining an understanding of the monumental task that lies ahead in cementing reforms in the region."

From Sam Vaknin: How the West Lost the East, Tuesday, December 10, 2002. The Pew Research Center published last week a report expansively titled "What the World Thinks in 2002". "The World", reduced to 44 countries and 38,000 interviewees, included 3500 respondent from central and east Europe: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Uzbekistan stood in for the formerly Soviet central Asia. The Times-Mirror 1991 survey, "The Pulse of Europe" was used as a benchmark.

Also see Pew Global Attitudes Project, the source for the 2002 survey.