The Caucasus Research Resource Center recently released their survey data entitled “Caucasus 20 Years On”. It’s a treasure trove of interesting information. Here are a few statistics that I found particularly interesting:
In Georgia, the religious institutions are the most trusted public institutions, whereas in Armenia it is the Army and in Azerbaijan the President (pages 6-8)
Azerbaijan has the most respondents believing in strong rule of law in their country (page 12). (I wonder if this statistic surprises me due to differing conceptions of what exactly the phrase “rule of law” would be; I wonder how their translations lined up)
Georgia has the lowest employment figures (self-reported) (page 17), but Armenia self-reports the highest poverty (page 19).
Azerbaijan had a surprisingly high number of respondents who didn’t know what the internet is (page 39)