Public Opinion and Mass Communications Research Centre, Ljubljana

The Public Opinion and Mass Comunication Research Centre (CJMMK) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, was founded in 1966 and since 1968 has carried out the Slovene Public Opinion Survey (SJM) regularly.

The Centre is actively engaged in research on social stratification, migration, elections and on survey methodology. Researchers from the centre publish their findings in scientific journals, books, and, in more popular form, in newspapers. Original data are stored in an in-house archive and are available on request. The centre co-operates in a number of international projects, including the World Value Survey, the Eastbarometer Survey and the ISSP. It has a national network of over 200 experienced interviewers and set up a survey laboratory with CATI facilities in 1994.

The Ministry of Science funds the annual SJM project (ca. 115,000 Ecus); other sponsors in the cultural sphere, public administration and the media contribute ca. 35,000 Ecus annually to the institute’s funding.