The 1994 Survey on Regional and Ethnic Prejudice in Italy was designed to assess the attitudes of Italians toward recent immigrants from Africa and Eastern Europe, and to measure the current state of relations between Northern and Southern Italians. It also included many items on politics and society. Note that the year 1994 happened to be a period of major polical change in Italy.
The survey was a nationwide telephone survey carried out under the auspices of the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Trent, Italy, with technical assistance from the Survey Research Center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The target population for the survey was defined as all Italian adults aged 18-69, residing in households with telephones. The percentage of households in Italy that had a landline telephone in 1994 was estimated to be about 90 percent.