This paper summarizes the first results of the analysis of a questionnaire survey on the determinants of social cohesion and interethnic relations in Hungarian local communities. The survey was carried out in villages and small towns in four different regions of the country in 2012. Our results show that the socioeconomic status and geo-cultural background of the local community significantly shape social cohesion and interethnic trust. Migration rate, on the other hand, plays a surprisingly minor role in shaping trust and cohesion. The effect of fractionalization is moderate, and, interestingly, mainly positive if national minorities are present in the local community.
Authors:Janusz Bańczerowski and Dorota Dziewońska-Kiss
This paper is an attempt to restore the linguistic image of the world recorded in the language of present-day users. The material investigated is based on a questionnaire survey (17 questionnaires, 132 Polish informants). The analysis shows that the cognitive basis of this concept is made up of some profiles, conceptualizations. It may be concluded that this concept is widely regarded as multicategorial (ontological, axiological, biological, social and religious category). The linguistic image of the lexeme ‘life’ in the opinion of the informants markedly differs from those of dictionary definitions.
Authors:Ágota Lídia Ispán, Dániel Babai, László Mód, Viktor Ulicsni, and Csaba Mészáros
és a Vendvidéken [Exploring Landscape Transformation through Historical Map Analysis and QuestionnaireSurvey in the Őrség and Vendvidék] . TransEcoNet project, project report (WP4, WP6). Sopron : Nyugat-magyarországi Egyetem Kiadó .