Field survey among the protesters in the ‘Colorful Revolution’ in Macedonia.


A survey was conducted in the period between 17-13 may 2016 in Prilep and
Skopje, on a total of 567 respondents, coming from the protesters in the ‘I Protest’ Movement or
better known as ‘The Colorful Revolution’. The lead researchers were Josipa Rizankoska and
Jasmina Trajkoska.
The goal of the research was to analyze the structure of the civil movement from the inside, to
see what are protesters’ main expectations and demands from the government, to assess the level
of trust in the four signatory parties of the Przino Agreement and to finally assess the capacity of
the very movement as a case of civil participation in Macedonia.

The selection of the respondents was random. In Skopje, the polling has been made during the
whole protest time, starting from the meeting point in front of the building of the Special Public
Prosecutor, then continuing on the streets while walking/protesting towards the final gathering
destination (normally the Assembly of R. Macedonia). In Prilep, the polling was made in front of
the meeting point “the stone scene” in the center of the town.
From the total 567 respondents, a total oф 426 were polled in Skopje, and 141 in Prilep. From
the total number of respondents, 53% are male and 47% are female. The largest age category is
the one from 30 to 39 (26.6% from the respondents), while the smallest is the category above 65
years old (16% from the respondents).
A high percentage of 43,4% from the respondents have high education, and 16.2% hold MA or
PhD title. From the total number of respondents 56% are employed, 86,4% are ethnic
Macedonians, 56,14% vote regularly and give their vote to one certain party, and only 4% never
vote or had not yet have the right to vote.

1. Short report for the national media in Macedonia. Media Report
2. Conference paper presentation at the Second Conference of the Macedonian Political Science
Association in Skopje, December 2016. Program
3. Academic paper in process.
4. Published paper on a comparative case study on Prilep. (see ‘Library/Publications’ section on
our web page)
5. Database and codebook available for replication (see ‘Library/Databases’ section on our web