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King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI)

King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI) is an academic institute aiming to promote democracy. KPI began conducting surveys in 1998 and is part of various networks of survey organizations, such as the Asian Barometer Survey (ABS), World Values Survey (WVS), Social Quality Survey (SQ), and Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Survey (CSES). With significant experience in conducting national surveys and political research and a team of a high academic caliber, KPI is widely known and highly regarded both in the field and nationally. KPI’s research results are used by numerous policy makers, particularly by parliamentarians, government organizations and the media due to its use of academically sound and rigorous methodologies.


Institute of Sociology and Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica

The Institute of Sociology and the Center for Survey Research are both part of Academia Sinica, a government-funded research academy comprising 26 institutes in the humanities and the physical, life, and social sciences. The Institute of Sociology engages in empirical studies that employ sampling survey as a major research tool, while the Center for Survey Research serves as Academia Sinica’s survey agency. In addition to conducting phone surveys with a CATI system, fielding face-to-face surveys with 35 area supervisors and 200 interviewers, the Center for Survey Research also archives over 600 academic survey data sets. Although neither the Institute of Sociology nor the Center for Survey Research was founded until the mid-1990s, some of their researchers have been conducting various surveys for Academia Sinica since the 1970s. In 1984 they launched Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS), a long-term, nationwide, cross-sectional survey. The Institute of Sociology and the Center for Survey Research now jointly field TSCS, which operates two surveys per year and rotates each major module every five years. As of 2001, TSCS has completed 28 separate surveys comprising more than 60,000 interviews. The ISSP modules will be incorporated into this long-term TSCS project.

South Korea

Survey Research Center, Sungkyunkwan University

The Survey Research Center (SRC) holds the membership in the ISSP representing South Korea.

The SRC was founded at the Sungkyunkwan University in 1997 as an independent, non-profit social science research institute specializing in academic social surveys. The SRC embodies two basic missions: generation and dissemination of high-quality survey data. During its relatively short existence, the SRC has carried out numerous large-scale social surveys on behalf of the Korean academic community, and enjoyed the strong support of scholars and institutions from both inside and outside the academia all over the world. Particularly noteworthy is the annual implementation of KGSS (Korean General Social Survey) from the year of 2002. In addition to the participation in the ISSP, the SRC has been an active founding member of the EASS (East Asian Social Survey), a survey-network of four GSS-type surveys in East Asia (CGSS, JGSS, KGSS, & TSCS). In the wave of globalization in the area of academic social surveys, the SRC is constantly incorporating the two module surveys of ISSP and EASS into its larger survey framework of KGSS.


Social Weather Stations, Inc. (SWS), Quezon City

Social Weather Stations (SWS) is a private and independent academic institute established in 1985 which conducts survey research on topics of public interest for governmental, public and private organisations. The institute’s staff includes qualified researchers in economics, political science, sociology and statistical analysis.

SWS conducts quarterly Social Weather Surveys which are supported by institutional and individual funding. Its national surveys are conducted in Tagalog, Ilocano, Bikol, Cebuano, and Ilonggo; but every questionnaire is bilingual with English as the second language.

The original data are archived in the SWS Survey Data Bank, which contains time series data on general social and political concerns in the Philippines.

SWS findings are published in fortnightly Social Weather Bulletins, SWS occasional papers, research reports and in newspaper articles. SWS is at liberty to share all its survey data with the public (without requiring permission from subscribers or project sponsors) – although SWS reserves the right to charge a fee.


NHK, Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo

The NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, was established in 1946 and has three divisions, including the Public Opinion Research Division responsible for the Japanese ISSP. As the only public broadcaster in Japan, NHK has long been a keen observer of trends in public opinion. The Public Opinion Research Division is responsible for NHK public opinion surveys fielded on a regular basis. Such surveys include those specifically designed to investigate attitudes towards daily life, society in general and basic values. The “Survey on Japanese Value Orientation”, for example, monitors changes in attitudes/values at regular five-year intervals.

The Public Research Division is also responsible for radio and television audience research to ascertain viewer-ratings and viewer-assessments. A newer emphasis of research in the institute involves comparative studies in collaboration with foreign researchers. The institute publishes a monthly and an annual report in Japanese: the NHK Monthly Report on Broadcasting Research and the Annual Bulletin of NHK Broadcasting Culture Research.


Team CVoter

Center for Voting Opinion & Trends in Election Research (CVoter) was started as an initiative to act as an interface between the people and the polity. During last two decades it has established itself as largest Indian owned public opinion and stakeholder research agency. It has credibility and reputation of a leader in evaluations across south and south-east Asian regional footprint. Team CVoter has been providing timely and accurate service to organizations working in various parts of the world; especially to those involved in the transitional societies including conflict and disaster hit areas and supporting the deprived sections of society by means of policy oriented research.

Its Internal quality assurance and operations is supplied by a 26 member core team of experts ensuring high quality timely delivery of domestic and international assignment. This team is supported by its own 24×7 back office and 125 seats Global CATI center which undertakes survey design, fieldwork, data processing and analytic assignments in large volumes. The group carries out almost 25 international and domestic evaluation projects every year. In India; their weekly omnibus is carried out in 12 languages and covers the most heterogeneous and complex societies in a country of 1.2 billion people. It also happens to be the only regular currency to map the dynamic public opinion of the fastest growing democratic economy of the world.


Two institutions co-operate in the ISSP surveys in China: the Institute for Empirical Social Science Research, Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Department of Sociology, Renmin University.

Institute for Empirical Social Science Research, Xi’an Jiaotong University

National Survey Research Center, Renmin University

The National Survey Research Center at Renmin University of China (NSRC) is an interdisciplinary scientific research institute directly under the Renmin University of China . NSRC has been working to provide high quality social and economic data to academic research since its founding in 2008. NSRC is maintain the Chinese National Survey Data Archive(CNSAD). The main survey projects of NSRC include the Chinese General Social Survey(CGSS), the China Education Panel Survey(CEPS), the China Religion Survey(CRS), and the China Longitudinal Aging Social Survey(CLASS).


SRG Bangladesh

Founded in 1987, SRGB Research & Consulting Limited (SRGB) is the leading multi-sector and full- service research and consulting firm of Bangladesh. SRGB offers professional services in management consulting, analysis and research (both quantitative and qualitative), mystery shopping, project designing & management, monitoring & evaluation studies, investment feasibility studies, communication and training, etc. SRGB has successfully delivered a large number of research and consulting projects, designed and delivered hundreds of capacity development programs in various countries and to various international organizations, including UN organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNEP, UNHCR, WHO, ILO, FAO, etc.), IFC/World Bank, ADB, national/international NGOs and national & multi-national business enterprises. 

SRGB is the leading social and development research firm of Bangladesh and conducted a large number of nationwide public opinion poll, household and community baseline survey, impact evaluation studies and social research on diverse sector. SRGB also is the Bangladesh market leader in research and business consulting into all aspects of market strategy, consumer and market research & analysis, supply & value chain analysis, customer satisfaction & loyalty study, mystery shopping, etc. 

SRGB is based at Dhaka of Bangladesh and offer professional services in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.

SRGB is a member of WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research), ANPOR (Asian Network for Public Opinion Research), Insights Association of USA, AMSRS (Australian Market & Social Research Society), MRS (Market Research Society of UK) and ESOMAR (World Association for Market, Social & Opinion Research) and comply with the ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market and Social Research. SRGB also is a member of MSPA (Mystery Shopping Professionals Association) Asia-Pacific, BMSRS (Bangladesh Marketing & Social Research Society) and IMCB (Institute of Management Consultants Bangladesh), an affiliate of ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes).