According to the analysis conducted by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research, 53 per cent of surveyed Georgians either “definitely” (25 per cent) or “somewhat” (28 per cent) believe the 2020 parliamentary elections in the country were free, fair and transparent.
Thirty-five per cent of citizens either “definitely” (19 per cent) or “somewhat” (16 per cent) consider the parliamentary elections as not free and fair. Twelve per cent of respondents either do not know or do not answer.
This survey was conducted on behalf of IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research by Dr Rasa Alisauskiene of the public and market research company Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization between February 2 and February 26, 2021. The fieldwork was conducted by the Institute of Polling and Marketing. Data was collected using a multistage probability sampling method through in-person, in-home interviews. The sample consists of 1,500 Georgians aged 18+ and eligible to vote. The data was weighted for age, gender, region and settlement size. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 per cent, and the response rate was 75 per cent. This survey was made possible by the support of the American people through the (USAID).