Tuesday | 19 September, 2023

Georgia’s changing priorities at the UN General Assembly

A quantitative analysis of the speeches made by Georgia’s leaders at the annual UN General Assembly found that their themes and priorities changed after the change of government in 2012, with Georgian Dream leaders more positive and discussing Russia less negatively than their predecessors.
Wednesday | 06 September, 2023

Russian émigrés in Georgia

After the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, tens of thousands of Russian nationals moved to Georgia, with many choosing to stay. A CRRC survey found that Russian respondents in Georgia believe that Russia is not a democracy, have mixed views about Georgia’s political direction, and feel relatively secure in Georgia.
Wednesday | 09 August, 2023

What Georgians read on Wikipedia

Analysing the most-visited Georgian-language pages on Wikipedia gives an insight into the priorities and interests of Georgian users of the site, with some surprises.
Monday | 17 July, 2023

Georgians continue to support gender parity in parliament

More than half of the Georgian public support a gender-balanced parliament, with women, young people, and those not aligned with the ruling party more in favour of a 50/50 gender split.
Tuesday | 20 June, 2023

What do non-partisans think of politicians and parties in Georgia?

A CRRC analysis found that, of the plurality of Georgians who do not feel any party aligns with their views, most dislike Georgia’s leading political figures and parties.

Controversy over Georgia’s leading politicians’ actions and statements is commonplace. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili’s recent statements on the war in Ukraine and the subsequent criticism surrounding it is just one recent example.
Tuesday | 13 June, 2023

Do Georgians feel like they are being spied on by the government?

Nearly half of the Georgian public think that they or their family members are under government surveillance at least some of the time.
Tuesday | 06 June, 2023

Georgians’ attitudes and beliefs associated with polarised media preferences

A recent NDI/CRRC survey suggests that Georgians have markedly different beliefs about the present state and future of their country, regardless of their party sympathies, depending on whether the television channel they trust is pro-government or pro-opposition.
Tuesday | 30 May, 2023

Is Georgia’s Gen Z more politically engaged than young millennials?

Public discourse in Georgia has in recent months raised the idea that Georgia’s young people, and particularly Gen Z, are politically interested and active, particularly following the March foreign agent protests. CRRC data suggests that a majority of 18-29-year-old Georgians are politically engaged, although the older age bracket are somewhat more interested.
Tuesday | 23 May, 2023

What makes people feel insecure in Georgia?

A CRRC analysis found that Georgians who feel insecure in Georgia mostly attribute this to economic insecurity, but also express concern about a wider array of harder security issues.

Georgia has faced numerous crises in recent years; from the pandemic, to the results of the war in Ukraine, via political controversy and uncertainty.
Tuesday | 16 May, 2023

What do the ‘tragic consequences’ of colour revolutions actually look like?

While Russia regularly warns against the supposed negative consequences of ‘colour revolutions’, data from the Varieties of Democracy project suggests that anti-regime protests leading to changes of government in former Soviet countries have led to lower corruption, cleaner elections, and more vibrant civil society.