By Olga Strelkova
Russian Public Opinion & Market Research has grown during the last 25 years from a limited number of private research companies to the well-developed industry that provides business and social insights. The work of hundreds small and big companies, who gather and analyze great amount of information about opinions, intentions, preferences and behaviors of people and organizations is well known to state government, business and institutions of civil society, and is widely discussed in mass media.
On February 22, CEISMU, the Uruguayan Association of market researchers, organized a special session in the anteroom of the Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies, in the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, bringing together researchers, academics, journalists and members of the Uruguayan government to discuss – and debate – the role of polls and their relationship to democracy.
By Lifeng Liu
Welcome to China, my homeland. I appreciate this opportunity to introduce you to China. On one hand, China is a leading emerging country within the new world economy, and on the other hand remains an information island. In many ways China is disconnected from the world, for example, Facebook has not yet arrived.