(Event) Russians went to the polls on March 4 to elect a new president. The day after the elections, IERES hosts Vadim Volos, a polling expert who will explain how Russian public opinion polls are carried out, by whom, and how reliable they are. Mr. Volos will also discuss their political uses and the agendas that often drive the polls, as well as other issues and challenges. This talk will "get under the hood" of Russian polling by looking at sampling, under-coverage, if people are telling the truth to pollsters, the most common sources of errors, quality issues, the demographics of interviewers, and a variety of other issues. Both Russian and Western media are full of numbers about the campaign horse race, but often they do not discuss these methodological issues. In the Q&A, the speaker will be prepared to talk about the results of the March 4 vote, the various forecasts and how the results looks versus the poll projections, and issues of fraud.
With Vadim Volos, Vice President, GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications
- Monday, March 5, 2012
- 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
- Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
- 1957 E Street NW
- RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/VolosGWU
- Sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies