Study on Voting and Political Attitudes in Georgia

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Study the electorate’s attitudes towards the electoral process and analysis of current political trends in Georgia.

CRRC-Georgia, with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), has conducted 38 waves of nationwide opinion polls and over 100 focus group discussions since 2008 which delved into a variety of political and policy issues in Georgia. The data collection effort has included partial panel and experimental survey designs. These are some of the only data collection efforts in Georgia which measure longitudinal public attitudes towards politics, policy preferences, voting behavior, and gender issues and are made publicly available. Since 2012, CRRC-Georgia has conducted over 40,000 interviews within the scope of this project.

Part of the project was the social media monitoring of online violence against women politicians during the pre-election period of the Parliamentary Elections 2020. The study examines the nature, extent, and sources of harassment of women majoritarian candidates in the 2020 parliamentary elections. Data for the study was collected using a combination of manual and automated (scraped) approaches. Additional data – deleted abusive comments and abusive inbox messages were received as screenshots via email from social media teams of women majoritarian candidates.

Nationally representative survey; Complex (stratified and cluster) sampling. The survey was held using the CAPI method until 2020. All the survey waves of 2020 and following that were held using the CATI method.

Social media monitoring report: “Violence against women in politics on Facebook

Wave 37, Public attitudes in Georgia, December 2020
1) Country direction and state of democracy, national issues, public health and the pandemic, performance of institutions, expectations towards the new parliament, assessment of 2020 elections, party support

Wave 36, Public attitudes in Georgia, August 2020
1) National and local issues of concern, country direction and state of democracy, elections 2020, undecided voters

Wave 35, Public attitudes in Georgia, June 2020
1) Information space, infodemic, results of in-depth analysis, EU and NATO support, future ahead, demographics

Wave 34, Public attitudes in Georgia, November-December 2019
1) Country direction and state of democracy, performance of institutions and politicians, performance of the parliament, party support and future vote, EU and NATO support, information space, current events

Wave 33, Public attitudes in Georgia, July 2019
1) Country direction and national issues, economy, healthcare, women’s political participation and minority rights, foreign policy
2) Performance of institutions, party support, June 20th demonstrations

Wave 32, Public attitudes in Georgia, April 2019
1) European Union, NATO, national security and Russia, disinformation messages, information space
2) Country’s direction, assessment of institutions and political leaders, party support, favorability ratings of politicians, current and past events, jobs