Comparative Candidate Survey


The Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) is a joint multi-national project with the goal of collecting data on candidates running for national parliamentary elections in different countries using a common core questionnaire to allow for cross-country comparison. Data collection comprises surveys among candidates as well as relevant context information concerning the constituency of the candidate and the political system at large (

The Comparative Candidate Survey focuses on five different aspects of political engagement of candidates of political parties for MPs: (1) political background and activities, (2) political campaign, (3) issues and policies, (4) democracy and representation. Within the BCES project, Center for Monitoring and Research and partner organizations conducted the survey on the basis of a questionnaire aimed at examining candidates’ preferences in terms of electoral systems and models of internal party democracy, as well as wide range of attitudes towards most important issues from various public policies. The Comparative Candidate Survey forms crucial part of the project, as its results represnt emirical foundation of the project's theoretical aspects. 

Reports on the CCS results can be found bellow in local languages. A Comparative Report is available in English.


Report on CCS results - Montenegro

Report on CCS results - Serbia

Report on CCS results - Kosovo

Report on CCS results - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Comparative Report on CCS results in all four countries



General Population Survey


General Population Survey is an opinion poll survey aimed at detection of attitudes of voters in towards some of the most important issues related to electoral reform and internal party democracy.

The survey was consisted of eight parts: (1) general questions, (2) values, (3) attitudes about politicians and the Parliament, trust in institutions, (4) awareness of political developments and pre-electoral campaign, (5) knowledge about electoral system and type of MP mandate, (6) internal party democracy, (7) political activism of voters and (8) electoral preferences.

Within this project, the General Population Survey was conducted in March 2016 in Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, in the same period. Results from all countries were compared and used as an empirical foundation for further scientific examination of internal party democracy in the region of the Western Balkans.

Reports on the GPS results can be found bellow in local languages. A Comparative Report is available in English.


Report on GPS results - Montenegro

Report on GPS results - Serbia

Report on GPS results - Kosovo

Report on GPS results - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Comparative Report on GPS results in all four countries