The Asian Barometer survey program has 3 main objectives:
1.To generate a region-wide base of scientifically
reliable and comparable data
The data include public opinion about political values,
democracy, governance, human security, and economic reforms.
The data were gathered through face-to-face interviews with
randomly selected samples of respondents representing the
adult population in each country. By insisting on strict
research standards, we seek to assure the users of our data
that it is trustworthy and accurate.
2.To strengthen intellectual and institutional capacity
for research on democracy based on surveying ordinary
citizens in all participating countries
The objective is achieved principally through the mutual
exchange of expertise, occasionally supplemented with
technical training workshops. The network fosters exchange
of expertise by bringing partners together for planning and
analysis at the national, continental, and global levels.
3.To disseminate survey results to academics and policy
We use the model of Globalbarometer Survey (GBS) report to
facilitate consistent presentation of survey results. The
model takes various forms and is directed to a wide
assortment of users, including decision makers in
legislative and executive branches of government, policy
advocates and civic educators, journalists in the mass
media, academic researchers, international investors, and
donor agencies concerned with democratic development.