IRI: 78% of respondents, aware of the proportional electoral system, favor the change
IRI: 78% of respondents, aware of the proportional electoral system, favor the change

According to a survey by the International Republican Institute (IRI), 78 percent of Georgians who have heard of the proportional electoral system favor the change.

As report notes, 78 percent of respondents believe that switching to a fully proportional electoral system will have a positive impact on Georgia’s democratic development.

Fieldwork for this poll was conducted by the Institute of Polling and Marketing and data were collected between September 11 and October 14, 2019. The survey was coordinated by Dr. Rasa Alisauskiene of the public and market research company Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization on behalf of IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research through face-to-face interviews at respondents’ homes. The sample consisted of 1,500 permanent residents of Georgia aged 18 or older and eligible to vote. The sample is representative of the general population by age, gender, region and settlement size. The margin of error for this survey does not exceed plus-or-minus 2.5 percent, and the response rate was 69 percent.

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