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CRRC: USA a great friend of Georgia, Russia – its main enemy

Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Turkey were included in the list of Georgia's friends

A survey named ‘The Caucasian Barometer 2017’ was conducted by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) which revealed that twenty-five per cent of those asked named the USA as Georgia’s ‘best friend’. Seven per cent of those surveyed nominated Azerbaijan and Ukraine while six per cent opted for Turkey and Russia.

Seventeen per cent of the respondents believe that Georgia has no friends, and twenty-five per cent were unable to answer the question.
However, forty per cent of those surveyed said that Russia is the main enemy of the Georgian state. Only three per cent saw Turkey as Georgia’s main enemy while six per cent named other countries. Twenty-one per cent said Georgia has no enemies, and thirty per cent were unable to answer the question.

Th survey was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and covered all of Georgia. The Caucasian Barometer is a regional project. Surveys in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia are conducted via the same methodology. The survey was previously done once per year from 2008 – 2012, and starting in 2013, once ever two years.
The surveys were conducted from 23 September through to 10 October 2017. A total of 2 379 individuals were surveyed. The margin of error of the study is two per cent.

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