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On July 10 - 15, 2021, the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Virtual World Congress was held. On July 14, the panel Central Asia: Social and Political Values, Attitudes and Beliefs (WVS-7 Survey Findings and Beyond) was held.


Chair: Kseniya Kizilova, Head Of Secretariat at World Values Survey Association (Vienna, Austria),

Moderator: Professor Dr Christian W Haerpfer MSc, President of World Values Survey Association - WVSA (Vienna, Austria)

Discussant: Dr. Kim Sangcheol, Institute of Central Asia, Hankuk University (Seoul, South Korea)

Presentations were made by:

How Do Leading Methods Mislead? Measuring Unmeasurable Public Opinions in Authoritarian Societies

Author: Dr. Ammar Maleki

Traditional and Modern Values of Mongolians

Author: Dr. Tseveen Tsetsenbileg


Western Promotion of Democracy and the Geopolitical Strategy of Russia and China in Central Asia

Author: Ms. Bhavya Pandey

Youth of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: Life Orientations, Moral Values and Attitudes

Author: Dr. Sangcheol Kim

Botagoz Rakisheva (Principal Investigator WVS for Kazakhstan) and Amina Urpekova (PhD candidate, Corvinus University of Budapest) presented some of the results of the 6th and 7th WVS waves. The Report reflected the results of a comparative analysis of surveys of two waves conducted in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.