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 | Who reported seeing dzveli bitchebi engaged in the elections?

Data from an ISFED and CRRC Georgia survey suggests that a substantial share of the public reported seeing criminal elements around polling stations.

Datablog | What issues are important for Tbilisi residents?

Georgia’s local elections were short on substantive discussions of issues, but what do Tbilisians want from their local government?

Datablog | How widespread is vote-buying perceived to be in Georgia?

Survey data from earlier in the summer suggests that 16% of people know someone who has been offered a bribe for their vote.

Datablog | What do Georgians think about Tbilisi Pride?

What do people think of the events of 5 July, and how have these views shifted since the 17 May 2013 riot?

Datablog | Georgia’s COVID-19 cases exploded due to the 2020 parliamentary elections

New analysis suggests that the 2020 parliamentary elections led to a massive rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in Georgia. 

Datablog | Support for gender equality in parliament is rising in Georgia

Despite the introduction of gender quotas, Georgia’s parliament remains an unequal place.

Datablog | With local elections coming, what matters to the public?

New survey data shows that 51% of voters identify most closely with no party in particular. 

Datablog | Georgia has a vaccine inequality problem

While COVID-19 vaccination is gaining pace in Georgia, data shows that access differs between different groups.

Datablog | Georgian views on increased diversity in parliament

Most Georgians agree that more women in parliament would be a good thing though far fewer think the same of more ethnic minorities.

Datablog | A different kind of social distance 

Georgians feel as alienated from those living in Abkhazia and South Ossetia as they do with ethnic minorities living in Georgia. 

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