The Asian Barometer (ABS) is an applied research program on
public opinion on political values, democracy, and
governance around the region. The regional network
encompasses research teams from 13 East Asian political
systems (Japan, Mongolia, South Koreas, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia,
Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia), and 5 South Asian countries
(India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal).
Together, this regional survey network covers virtually all
major political systems in the region, systems that have
experienced different trajectories of regime evolution and
are currently at different stages of political transition.
The mission and task of each national research team are to
administer survey instruments to compile the required
micro-level data under a common research framework and
research methodology to ensure that the data is reliable and
comparable on the issues of citizens' attitudes and values
toward politics, power, reform, and democracy in Asia.
The Asian Barometer Survey is headquartered
in Taipei and co-hosted by the Institute of Political
Science, Academia Sinica and The Institute for the Advanced
Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan