According to the US National Democratic Institute [NDI] survey, compared to the previous December 2022, the positive rating of the government’s performance has decreased from 51 to 43 percent. The most critical of the government are young people and supporters of the opposition.
Compared to December, there are minor changes in the evaluation of the activities of the President and the Prime Minister.
17% evaluate the president’s activities positively, 41% – moderately, and 28% – negatively. The positive rate of evaluation is highest among young people and supporters of the Georgian Dream, despite the recent conflicts between the ruling party and the head of state.
30% positively, 31% moderately and 28% poorly evaluate the activities of the Prime Minister. The positive rate of evaluation is highest in rural settlements, among the population aged 55+ and supporters of the Georgian Dream.
Regarding the Parliament, the number of those who are dissatisfied with the activities of the main legislative body has increased by 6% compared to December.
39% believe that the Parliament cannot perform its functions efficiently. Almost 3/4 of the supporters of the “Georgian Dream” have the opposite opinion. In general, it is mostly the supporters of the ruling party who positively evaluate the Parliament’s activities.
The survey was conducted on March 17-23, 2023, in the format of a telephone interview. The respondents were selected by a simple random sampling method – by calling a random number. The survey covers the entire population of Georgia (excluding the occupied territories). The response rate was 14%. The margin of error is +/- 2%.
The NDI research was funded by UK aid from the UK government. Field work was conducted by CRRC Georgia.