Scope and Content Note
Title: Boris Andreevich Grushin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1974
Collection number: 98005
Grushin, Boris Andreevich
11 manuscript boxes
(7.9 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Public opinion poll data, analyses, and reports, relating to Soviet public opinion,
including public opinion of Soviet youth, regarding social conditions, social problems,
urban issues, leisure, work, and values. Polls conducted for the newspaper
Komsomol'skaia Pravda and for Soviet research institutions.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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[Identification of item], Boris Andreevich Grushin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Public opinion--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Social conditions.
Urban policy--Soviet Union.
Komsomol'skaia pravda (Moscow, Russia)
Scope and Content Note
The Grushin papers consist of public opinion poll data, codes, instructions,
questionnaires, programs, analyses, reports, charts, tables, etc., from a number of polls
conducted in the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1974 by Boris A. Grushin, a Russian
sociologist and public opinion pollster. (Grushin is also founder and director of the
Moscow-based public opinion firm "Vox Populi.")
Those public opinion surveys were prepared by various institutions: the Institute of
Public Opinion, established by the newspaper
Komsomol'skaia Pravda(1960-1967); the Institute of Concrete Social Research, the Philosophical
Institute, and the Institute of Sociological Research, all three attached to the the
Academy of Science of the USSR (1967-1974); and the Center for the Study of Public
Opinion, at the Institute of Concrete Social Research (1969-1972).
These unique materials in Soviet history document the opinion of the Soviet people in
general and of the Soviet youth in particular regarding social conditions and problems,
urban issues, work and leisure, and values.
The collection is divided into three series, with the first two devoted to polls
conducted by a certain institution, and the third to a specific public opinion project
prepared by several institutions.