CEDEM established the Department for Empirical Research in 1999. This department conducts research on various social and political phenomena in Montenegro, such as the democracy index, value orientations and ethnic distance, discrimination, perceptions of corruption, media freedoms, etc.

The Political Public Opinion in Montenegro is particularly noteworthy study which CEDEM has been continuously conducting since 1999, thus providing a comprehensive empirical cross-section of the political opinion structure in Montenegro. In addition to testing political opinion on standard criteria (citizens' trust in public institutions, government, political / public figures, political parties, media), the focus of our research is to present current issues of national political life (such as citizens' attitudes towards membership of Montenegro to EU and NATO).


"Montenegrin Public Opinion” is one of the most important CEDEM's projects. In period 1999 – 2009, we have conducted 40 surveys. Most of them (30 in total), as individual projects were dedicated to certain aspects of the reform process in Montenegro (implemented within macro – project “Reforms for healthy society” by NGO network “Action”), or to especially topical issues within Montenegrin society.

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