To monitor trends in public opinion in Central and East European societies the Paul Lazarsfeld Society, Vienna, created the New Democracies Barometer (NDB) in 1991. The NDB asks comparable questions of nationwide representative samples, and repeats key questions regularly to see how much or how little behaviour and attitudes change as people gain more experience of democracy and markets. The NDB questionnaire is designed to create political, social and economical indicators for various social science concepts. There is a common core of questions about: economic behaviour and expectations; political evaluations; poverty. The majority of questions asked in the 2001 survey had been asked in previous surveys.