Central Asia: Social and Political Values, Attitudes and Beliefs (WVS-7 Survey Findings and Beyond)

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Open Panel

Central Asia as a sociological object was the focus of various research projects. Previously, the region was considered as an integral part of the USSR, today each country has been independent for about 30 years. Visible changes in economic, political, social spheres affect the values and attitudes of societies; religious, ethnic, civil, linguistic identity is being transformed. In society, the values of Soviet ideology are preserved with formation of new values or reanimation of traditional values. Increasingly, following questions are being raised in society - which values are important, which values should be abandoned, which should be implemented, what should be done with national traditions taking into account the active modernization of society, what are the value guidelines for the older generation and youth, how do they coexist in a globalizing world? Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan participate in the 6th and 7th wave, Tajikistan and Mongolia in the 7th wave of the project. Survey results record changes in public opinion and will be presented and discussed in this panel.