Bulgarian Values and Beliefs

Arland Thornton, P.I.

This project seeks to collect country development rating scale data from respondents living in Bulgaria. These Bulgarian data will join the growing list of diverse locations from which country development rating scale data has been collected during the past several years. Data collected from Bulgaria will be evaluated to a) determine whether ordinary Bulgarian citizens are able to rate countries around the world on an eleven-point development scale, b) produce a correlation between Bulgarian respondent country development ratings and United Nations country development ratings, and c) compare Bulgarian country development rating data with other research sites where country development ratings have been collected by our research team.

Project Documentation:

Recent Pub

Kavas & Thornton. "Developmental Idealism and Beliefs About Marriage and Fertility in Turkey," in Population Research and Policy Review.

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Kiss, Tamás. "Escaping the "Balkanizing" Gaze? Perceptions of Global and Internal Developmental Hierarchies in Romania." East European Politics and Societies.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan