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 | Georgia may be the most homophobic country in Europe

Survey data suggests that Georgia may be the most homophobic country in Europe.

Datablog | Mental health and the pandemic

Women were one of the groups whose mental health was most affected by the pandemic.

Datablog | Who lies about how they voted?

When the wording of questions in post-election polling is modified, the responses from survey respondents change along partisan lines. 

Datablog | The gap between Georgian Dream supporters and everyone else is widening

Support for Georgian Dream appears to be the single most important factor in determining whether someone believes Georgia is ‘heading in the right direction’.

Datablog | Who smokes in Georgia?

Over 11,000 people die in Georgia from smoking annually, with men, people in Tbilisi, and poorer individuals most likely to be smokers.

Datablog | Who doesn’t watch TV in Georgia?

Recent data from CRRC Georgia’s 2020 Caucasus Barometer survey suggests that many people have stopped watching TV.

Datablog | Does religion make Georgians happy?

While research internationally suggests a link between religion and people’s happiness, does the same stand true for Georgia?

Datablog | Past wars have taught Georgians both to fear and be tolerant of minorities 

Public polling shows how Georgia’s ethnic conflicts have shaped attitudes towards ethnic and linguistic minorities in the country.

Datablog | Do Georgians harbour Ethnonationalist sentiments? 

Could ethnonationalist sentiments be hindering the integration of ethnic minorities in Georgia?

Datablog | What’s a last name from Tbilisi?

While regional identities and stereotypes are a prominent part of Georgian culture, what share of people identify with each regional heritage?

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