Caucasus Barometer, 2009

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PROTEST

Which of the following statements do you agree with? People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge. OR, People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.
  -3) Interviewer error
  -2) Refuse to answer
  -1) Don't know
  1) Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.'
  2) Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.'
  3) Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.'
  4) Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.'
  5) Agree with neither

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Interviewer error 4 .1% .1% -2.72
Refuse to answer 94 1.6% 1.7% -2.17
Don't know 966 16.8% 18.5% -1.62
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 962 16.7% 35.2% -.52
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 1262 21.9% 57.1% .02
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 1389 24.1% 81.2% .57
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 641 11.1% 92.3% 1.12
Agree with neither 443 7.7% 100% 1.67

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-45 46-59 60 and older TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
0.1%
4
Refuse to answer 1.0%
13
1.8%
29
1.9%
28
1.4%
19
1.6%
89
Don't know 15.4%
191
14.4%
226
14.4%
214
23.3%
316
16.7%
947
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 16.6%
206
17.5%
276
17.7%
263
14.1%
192
16.6%
937
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 23.6%
293
23.4%
369
22.3%
331
18.4%
250
22.0%
1243
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 25.9%
321
23.9%
376
24.9%
370
22.9%
311
24.4%
1378
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 10.2%
127
10.8%
170
11.4%
169
11.8%
160
11.1%
626
Agree with neither 7.2%
89
8.1%
127
7.2%
107
8.0%
108
7.6%
431
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
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
2
Refuse to answer 2.6%
6
1.9%
9
1.5%
14
1.1%
16
2.3%
32
1.3%
14
1.6%
91
Don't know 20.9%
48
16.3%
79
13.2%
120
14.8%
225
17.9%
245
19.4%
217
16.6%
934
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 16.5%
38
13.6%
66
20.0%
182
17.6%
267
14.6%
200
16.5%
184
16.6%
937
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 17.0%
39
25.0%
121
21.6%
197
24.5%
371
20.9%
287
19.2%
215
21.8%
1230
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 24.3%
56
23.3%
113
22.4%
204
24.4%
370
25.7%
353
24.6%
275
24.3%
1371
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 10.9%
25
9.1%
44
11.5%
105
9.9%
150
10.7%
147
14.5%
162
11.2%
633
Agree with neither 7.8%
18
10.7%
52
9.9%
90
7.7%
116
7.8%
107
4.5%
50
7.7%
433
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
0.0%
0
0.0%
2
Refuse to answer 0.8%
15
3.9%
3
1.4%
24
2.6%
51
1.6%
93
Don't know 9.4%
188
22.1%
17
20.7%
348
20.6%
401
16.7%
954
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 25.2%
504
15.6%
12
15.2%
256
9.0%
175
16.6%
947
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 25.5%
509
20.8%
16
22.2%
374
17.7%
345
21.8%
1244
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 23.8%
475
24.7%
19
22.1%
371
26.5%
516
24.2%
1381
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 10.2%
203
3.9%
3
7.6%
128
15.7%
305
11.2%
639
Agree with neither 5.3%
105
9.1%
7
10.6%
178
7.9%
153
7.8%
443
TOTAL 100.0%
1999
100.0%
77
100.0%
1681
100.0%
1946

5703


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Interviewer error 0.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
Refuse to answer 1.9%
48
1.4%
46
1.6%
94
Don't know 13.3%
342
19.5%
618
16.7%
960
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 17.6%
450
16.0%
509
16.7%
959
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 22.7%
583
21.2%
673
21.9%
1256
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 24.8%
636
23.6%
748
24.1%
1384
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 11.6%
298
10.8%
342
11.2%
640
Agree with neither 7.9%
203
7.5%
237
7.7%
440
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 0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
4
Refuse to answer 2.4%
6
0.7%
4
1.9%
41
1.6%
19
0.0%
0
1.9%
24
1.6%
94
Don't know 39.2%
98
20.8%
124
18.4%
403
14.2%
171
10.7%
26
11.3%
143
16.8%
965
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 10.4%
26
17.3%
103
15.9%
349
19.8%
238
18.1%
44
15.9%
201
16.7%
961
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 12.8%
32
19.3%
115
19.8%
435
24.3%
292
28.0%
68
24.9%
315
21.9%
1257
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 24.8%
62
26.0%
155
24.0%
526
23.3%
280
22.6%
55
24.3%
307
24.1%
1385
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 6.4%
16
11.2%
67
11.9%
262
10.3%
124
11.5%
28
11.4%
144
11.1%
641
Agree with neither 3.2%
8
4.7%
28
8.1%
177
6.6%
80
9.1%
22
10.1%
128
7.7%
443
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
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
Refuse to answer 0.8%
17
2.6%
45
1.6%
27
2.5%
5
1.6%
94
Don't know 9.8%
203
19.5%
344
21.7%
371
22.0%
44
16.7%
962
Agree very strongly that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 25.2%
523
9.1%
160
15.1%
258
10.5%
21
16.7%
962
Agree that ‘People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge.' 25.5%
530
17.6%
311
22.2%
379
20.0%
40
21.9%
1260
Agree that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 23.5%
489
26.4%
466
21.7%
370
29.5%
59
24.1%
1384
Agree very strongly that ‘People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country.' 9.9%
206
16.7%
295
7.3%
124
8.0%
16
11.1%
641
Agree with neither 5.3%
111
8.1%
142
10.3%
175
7.5%
15
7.7%
443
TOTAL 100.0%
2079
100.0%
1763
100.0%
1707
100.0%
200

5749

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