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The Caucasus Datablog

The Datablog analyses issues and trends in the region using data and public polling. It is a collaboration between OC Media and CRRC Georgia.

Datablog | How financially literate are people in Georgia?

CRRC Georgia data suggests that about half the Georgian public has a basic understanding of interest and inflation rates.

Datablog | How has Georgia changed in the last decade?

Georgians tend to believe that poverty, crime, and corruption have increased in the last decade, while affordable healthcare has become more accessible. But public data does not always match these assessments.

Datablog | Georgians sceptical about functioning of parliament

A majority of Georgians feel that the country's parliament does not function effectively and does not represent their interests.

Datablog | Nudging Georgians to self-test for HIV

Offering people a reward for testing for HIV and making tests more accessible can encourage young people to self-test.

Datablog | Georgians increasingly feel mistreated by the government

Up to 60% of the Georgian public felt that the government treated people like them unfairly in 2021.

Datablog | Georgians increasingly agree that minority groups face challenges in Georgia

CRRC surveys on discrimination found that there is also more consensus on what challenges they face.

Datablog | Inflation and a Georgian’s choice of fuel

Data suggests that Georgians are reevaluating their preferences for fuel in light of high inflation driven by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Datablog | How Armenians and Georgians feel about the dissolution of the Soviet Union

Most Armenians feel that the collapse of the USSR was bad for their country, while Georgians are more likely to feel it was a good thing.

Datablog | Georgian politics leave many feeling alienated

Data suggests that 51% of the public believes they don’t have a say in what the government does.

Datablog | Do politicians serve Georgia’s public interests?

Recent data suggests that roughly half of the Georgian public believes that neither the opposition nor the ruling party serves their interests.

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