During the many years of work in public opinion research, IDSCS made an excellent reputation. The reason for this has been the continuous research about public attitudes and perceptions on important contemporary issues. At the same time, during these years, the Institute, thanks to the precision of its research,successfully forcasted the parliamentary election outcomes in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2014, the local elections in 2005, 2009 and 2013 as well as the presidential elections of 2004, 2009 and 2014.
This success results from the work of the experts at the Institute who continuously adjust their work in order to acquire higher degree of methodological precision and accuracy. IDSCS conducts regular periodical public opinion polls. IDSCS is the leading organisation on telephone polling in Macedonia.
In its surveys, IDSCS includes questions aiming to longitudinally measure the ratings of the political parties, persons and relevant institutions. However, the research is also done on contemporary issues in Macedonian politics.