Central Asian Law team is planning to conduct country-wide survey on legal culture in Uzbekistan. The preparations are underway to conduct the survey in several regions of the country and among different strata of the population. This quantitative study aims to understand the legal culture in Uzbekistan, by testing citizens’ reactions to legal and non-legal social and moral situations in the society. The survey will also attempt to assess the people’s perception of law, their conformity and trust. The survey questionnaire mostly derives from the civic culture survey first conducted in Bogota, Colombia. Similar survey was later conducted by Matthias Baier and Nicolas Serrano Cardona, researchers of the Sociology of Law Department of Lund University in Stockholm in order to compare the results, which was published as a report in 2015.
Legal culture survey to be conducted in Uzbekistan will be a further continuation of the study and generate comparable data in order for the researchers to understand the legal culture and business environment in the country. Currently, the questionnaire of the survey is being reviewed at multiple stages, where questions are compared to previous surveys, adapted to the context of Uzbekistan, and checked for consistency and accuracy of the translation. The survey will be conducted by researchers of the Central Asian Law project, namely associate professors Matthias Baier and Rustam Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev, researcher at the Sociology of Law department of Lund University, with support from Chekhros Kilichova, project assistant, as well as Tolibjon Mustafoev and Dilaver Khamzaev, researchers from the Academy of the General Prosecutors Office of Uzbekistan.