Studies on the performance of federalism in Austria

The Institute of Federalism, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Bussjäger, has examined the performance of federalism in Austria in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Three representative studies ("Federalism Monitor" September 2019, October 2020, August 2021) allow conclusions to be drawn about the development of public opinion and provide insights into the role of federalism before and throughout the pandemic. The three representative studies conducted by the Institute for Applied Political Science (IFAP) were each performed with large samples of about 1,000 respondents, which ensures a low degree of variation. However, the results shown below can only be accessed in German.

Publications pursuant to Art 20 par 5 B-VG
In accordance with Art 20 par 5 B-VG (Federal Constitutional Act) representative studies and surveys, including their expenses, commissioned by the Institute of Federalism against payment as of January 1, 2023, are published here in accordance with Art 20 (5) B-VG.

Key data

Survey periods
Study I: September 2019
Study II: October 2020
Study III: August 2021

Type of survey
Representative telephone survey

Population in Austria aged 16 and above

Approx. 1,000 in each case

Variation ranges
+/- 3.1 percentt

Study series

Part 1: Policy-level satisfaction

Part 2: Policy-level problem-solving competence

Part 3: Policy-level cooperation

Part 4: States vs. federal government

Part 5: Tasks - States vs. federal government

Part 6: Corona deployment of states and municipalities; summary.