According to the analysis conducted by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research, the surveyed citizens believe that the United States of America is the most important political partner for Georgia. Fifty-four per cent of citizens named the European Union, 23 per cent voted for Ukraine, 17 per cent named Azerbaijan and 13 per cent chose Turkey.
At the same time, the survey showed that 55 per cent of citizens named the USA as the most important economic partner for Georgia. Thirty-nine per cent of Georgians believe that the most important economic partner of the country is the European Union, 29 per cent named Turkey, 21 per cent Ukraine and 21 per cent voted for Azerbaijan.
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).