Caucasus Barometer, 2009

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GOVTROL

Please tell me which of the following statements you agree with? People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent. OR, Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.
  -3) Interviewer error
  -2) Refuse to answer
  -1) Don't know
  1) Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.'
  2) Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.'
  3) Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.'
  4) Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.'
  5) Agree with neither

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Interviewer error 6 .1% .1% -3.33
Refuse to answer 42 .7% .8% -2.67
Don't know 511 8.9% 9.7% -2
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 1498 26% 35.7% -.66
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 1664 28.9% 64.6% 0
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 1111 19.3% 83.9% .67
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 690 12% 95.9% 1.34
Agree with neither 239 4.1% 100% 2

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-45 46-59 60 and older TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.1%
6
Refuse to answer 0.3%
4
0.9%
14
0.8%
12
0.8%
11
0.7%
41
Don't know 7.7%
95
8.1%
127
8.0%
118
11.9%
162
8.9%
502
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 24.5%
304
24.2%
381
26.1%
387
28.8%
391
25.9%
1463
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 28.7%
356
29.7%
467
28.9%
429
28.3%
384
28.9%
1636
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 21.5%
267
20.5%
322
18.9%
280
17.0%
231
19.5%
1100
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 11.9%
147
12.2%
192
13.5%
200
9.7%
132
11.9%
671
Agree with neither 5.4%
67
4.4%
69
3.6%
54
3.4%
46
4.2%
236
TOTAL 100.0%
1240
100.0%
1574
100.0%
1483
100.0%
1358

5655


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week At least once a month Only on special holidays Less often Never TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
0.1%
1
0.1%
5
Refuse to answer 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
1.4%
13
0.5%
8
0.8%
11
0.4%
5
0.7%
39
Don't know 11.3%
26
8.5%
41
6.5%
59
8.0%
121
10.0%
137
9.5%
106
8.7%
490
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 22.2%
51
21.9%
106
25.9%
236
24.8%
376
26.7%
366
30.4%
340
26.2%
1475
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 27.8%
64
25.0%
121
29.2%
266
29.6%
448
27.6%
378
30.7%
343
28.8%
1620
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 19.1%
44
26.0%
126
19.5%
178
20.1%
305
19.6%
269
15.3%
171
19.4%
1093
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 15.2%
35
13.4%
65
13.2%
120
12.9%
195
11.2%
153
9.8%
109
12.0%
677
Agree with neither 4.3%
10
4.8%
23
4.3%
39
4.1%
62
4.1%
56
3.8%
42
4.1%
232
TOTAL 100.0%
230
100.0%
484
100.0%
912
100.0%
1516
100.0%
1372
100.0%
1117

5631


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Armenian Apostolic Church Other Georgian, Russian or Greek Orthodox Church Islam TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.2%
3
0.1%
5
Refuse to answer 0.5%
10
3.9%
3
0.7%
11
0.9%
18
0.7%
42
Don't know 4.2%
84
11.7%
9
8.6%
144
13.9%
270
8.9%
507
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 31.1%
621
29.9%
23
19.2%
323
26.5%
516
26.0%
1483
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 39.8%
796
35.1%
27
21.1%
354
23.9%
465
28.8%
1642
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 11.4%
228
6.5%
5
30.7%
516
18.2%
355
19.4%
1104
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 10.9%
217
10.4%
8
14.0%
236
11.5%
223
12.0%
684
Agree with neither 2.2%
43
2.6%
2
5.7%
95
4.9%
96
4.1%
236
TOTAL 100.0%
1999
100.0%
77
100.0%
1681
100.0%
1946

5703


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.2%
5
0.0%
1
0.1%
6
Refuse to answer 0.7%
19
0.7%
23
0.7%
42
Don't know 7.8%
201
9.6%
306
8.8%
507
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 24.9%
638
27.0%
856
26.0%
1494
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 27.6%
707
29.9%
949
28.9%
1656
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 20.9%
536
18.0%
571
19.3%
1107
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 13.1%
336
11.1%
351
12.0%
687
Agree with neither 4.8%
122
3.7%
116
4.1%
238
TOTAL 100.0%
2564
100.0%
3173

5737


Education (I-EDUC)

Primary education or less Incomplete secondary education Completed secondary education Secondary technical education Incomplete higher education Completed higher education (including post-graduate degree) TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.4%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
6
Refuse to answer 2.0%
5
0.5%
3
1.0%
21
0.7%
8
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
0.7%
42
Don't know 22.0%
55
11.1%
66
10.3%
226
7.6%
91
4.1%
10
4.9%
62
8.9%
510
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 26.4%
66
32.7%
195
27.6%
605
25.3%
305
23.0%
56
21.1%
267
26.0%
1494
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 29.6%
74
33.6%
200
28.9%
634
31.0%
373
30.9%
75
24.1%
304
28.9%
1660
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 10.4%
26
12.6%
75
19.4%
425
19.8%
238
19.8%
48
23.7%
299
19.3%
1111
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 7.2%
18
7.2%
43
8.9%
196
12.4%
149
14.0%
34
19.6%
248
12.0%
688
Agree with neither 2.0%
5
2.2%
13
3.8%
83
3.3%
40
8.2%
20
6.2%
78
4.2%
239
TOTAL 100.0%
250
100.0%
596
100.0%
2194
100.0%
1204
100.0%
243
100.0%
1263

5750


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNIC)

Armenian Azerbaijani Georgian Other TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.0%
0
0.1%
2
0.1%
2
0.5%
1
0.1%
5
Refuse to answer 0.5%
10
1.0%
17
0.8%
14
0.5%
1
0.7%
42
Don't know 4.4%
92
13.8%
244
8.6%
146
13.0%
26
8.8%
508
Agree very strongly that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 30.9%
642
26.4%
465
19.0%
325
31.0%
62
26.0%
1494
Agree that ‘People are like children; the government should take care of them like a parent.' 39.8%
828
24.2%
427
20.6%
351
28.0%
56
28.9%
1662
Agree that ‘Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 11.5%
239
18.2%
321
30.6%
522
14.0%
28
19.3%
1110
Agree very strongly that "Government is like an employee; the people should be the bosses who control the government.' 10.6%
221
11.1%
196
14.8%
252
10.0%
20
12.0%
689
Agree with neither 2.3%
47
5.2%
91
5.6%
95
3.0%
6
4.2%
239
TOTAL 100.0%
2079
100.0%
1763
100.0%
1707
100.0%
200

5749

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