Caucasus Survey: Caucasus Barometer Research Pre-Acceptance Special Issue

Caucasus Barometer 2009 Georgia

Caucasus Barometer is the annual household survey about social economic issues and political attitudes conducted by CRRC.
Country: Georgia
Fieldwork Dates: October 13 2009 to October 28 2009

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Caucasus Barometer 2009 Georgia

Caucasus Barometer is the annual household survey about social economic issues and political attitudes conducted by CRRC.
Country: Georgia
Fieldwork Dates: October 13 2009 to October 28 2009

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SETTYPE: Settlement type

Question text: Settlement type

Values:
  • Capital
  • Urban
  • Rural

INTLANG: Interview language

Question text: Interview language

Values:
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Georgian

RESPSEX: Respondent's gender

Question text: Respondent's gender

Values:
  • Male
  • Female

AGEGROUP: Age groups

Question text: Age groups

Values:
  • 18-35
  • 36-55
  • 56+

INFSOU1: First main source of information about current events in Georgia

Question text: What are your main sources of information for receiving news about current events in Georgia? Please tell me, which is your first main source of information

Note: The question was recoded and differs from the original database. Options: Radio and Colleagues were grouped with Other

Values:
  • TV
  • Neighbors, friends
  • Family members
  • Newspapers
  • Internet
  • Other
  • DK/RA

INFSOU2: Second main source of information about current events in Georgia

Question text: What are your main sources of information for receiving news about current events in Georgia? Please tell me, which is your second main source of information

Note: The question was recoded and differs from the original database. Options: Radio and Colleagues were grouped with Other. Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Neighbors, friends
  • Newspapers
  • Family members
  • Internet
  • TV
  • Other
  • DK
  • RA

READPAP: Does respondent read a newspaper/newsmagazine at least once a week?

Question text: Do you usually read a newspaper or a news magazine at least once a week to obtain news about current events in Georgia?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

WATCHTV: Does respondent watch at least one TV news program per day?

Question text: Do you usually watch at least one TV news program or one TV show per day to obtain news about current events in Georgia?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

RECEPTV: Number of TV channels respondent has reception for

Question text: How many of Georgia's TV channels that broadcast news and/or shows related to current events do you have reception for?

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4 or more
  • None
  • DK
  • RA

NUMCHAN: Number of country's TV channels for watching news and talk shows

Question text: On how many of Georgia's TV channels do you usually watch news and/or shows related to current events?

Note: The question was asked only to those respondents who has reception to two or more TV channels.
Question was changed from open-ended and grouped

Values:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4 or more
  • None
  • DK/RA

CHANPRS: TV channels present different perspectives on news?

Question text: In general, do you think that Georgia'sTV channels for which you have reception present different perspectives on news in Georgia?

Note: The question was asked only to those respondents who has reception to two or more TV channels

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

QUALINF: How well TV journalists inform the population about what is going on?

Question text: Please tell me, overall, how well do you think TV journalists in Georgia inform the population about what is actually going on in the country?

Values:
  • Very poorly
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Very well
  • DK
  • RA

TVSRVPP: TV journalists serve interests of people like you?

Question text: How strongly do you agree or disagree with the opinion that, overall, TV journalists in Georgia are serving interests of people like you?

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

TVSRVGV: TV determines what people think about the current events?

Question text: How strongly do you agree or disagree with the opinion that, overall, TV in Georgia determines what people in Georgia think about the current events?

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

FEELTRU: There are many people I can trust completely

Question text: For each of the following statements, please tell me whether it describes your feelings, more or less describes your feelings, or does not describe your feelings - There are many people I can trust completely

Values:
  • Does not describe
  • More or less describes
  • Describes
  • DK/RA

FEELEMP: I experience a general sense of emptyness

Question text: For each of the following statements, please tell me whether it describes your feelings, more or less describes your feelings, or does not describe your feelings - I experience a general feeling of emptiness

Values:
  • Does not describe
  • More or less describes
  • Describes
  • DK/RA

FEELCLS: There are enough people I feel close to

Question text: For each of the following statements, please tell me whether it describes your feelings, more or less describes your feelings, or does not describe your feelings - There are enough people to whom I feel close

Values:
  • Does not describe
  • More or less describes
  • Describes
  • DK/RA

HLTHRAT: How would you rate your health?

Question text: Overall, how would you rate your health?

Values:
  • Very poor
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Very good
  • DK/RA

ILLHELP: Unpaid help from outside HH if ill

Question text: If you were ill, are there people besides those in this household who would help look after you, without expecting any compensation?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BRRWABL: Ability to borrow money outside HH

Question text: If you needed to borrow money to cover your usual expenses for two weeks, could you borrow it from someone outside your household?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BIGCER1: Biggest concern

Question text: Which of the issues from the list would you say is the biggest concern for you at this point in time?

Values:
  • Basic expenditure reduction
  • More dependence on family support
  • Not enough money when old
  • More dependence on government financial support
  • Personal spendings on leisure reduction
  • Loss of job
  • Threat of forcible sale of car, home etc.
  • None
  • DK
  • RA

BIGCER2: Second biggest concern

Question text: Which of the issues from the list would you say is the second biggest concern for you at this point in time?

Values:
  • More dependence on family support
  • Not enough money when old
  • More dependence on government financial support
  • Basic expenditure reduction
  • Loss of job
  • Personal spendings on leisure reduction
  • Threat of forcible sale of car, home etc.
  • None
  • DK
  • RA

FAMLGOV: Family member working for local government?

Question text: Do you have a family member or close relative who works for the local government?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FAMLPOF: Family member working for the police?

Question text: Do you have a family member or close relative who works for the police force?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FAMNGOV: Family member working for national government?

Question text: Do you have a family member or close relative who works for the national government in Tbilisi?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FAMIORZ: Family member working for an international organization?

Question text: Do you have a family member or close relative who works for an international organization or company?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

JOBLOST: Any HH member lost job during the last 12 months?

Question text: Has anybody in your household lost his/her job during the last 12 months?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FAMCLAB: Family member currently living abroad?

Question text: Do you have a family member or close relative currently living abroad?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FAMCRRE: Family member returned from emigration?

Question text: Do you have a family member or close relative who had been living abroad for at least 12 months but returned to Georgia within the last 6 months?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

CLFRDAB: Close friends living abroad?

Question text: Now, let me ask about your friends. Do you have any close friends currently living abroad?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

CLFRDRE: Close friends returned from emigration?

Question text: Do you have any close friends who had been living abroad for at least 12 months but have returned to Georgia within the last 6 months?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FEELMSS: I miss having people around

Question text: For each of the following statements, please tell me whether it describes your feelings, more or less describes your feelings, or does not describe your feelings - I miss having people around

Values:
  • Does not describe
  • More or less describes
  • Describes
  • DK/RA

FEELRLY: There are plenty of people I can rely on

Question text: For each of the following statements, please tell me whether it describes your feelings, more or less describes your feelings, or does not describe your feelings - There are plenty of people I can rely on when I have problems

Values:
  • Does not describe
  • More or less describes
  • Describes
  • DK/RA

FEELREJ: I often feel rejected

Question text: For each of the following statements, please tell me whether it describes your feelings, more or less describes your feelings, or does not describe your feelings - I often feel rejected

Values:
  • Does not describe
  • More or less describes
  • Describes
  • DK/RA

RELPLMB: Trust towards repair people, masters

Question text: How much could you trust the following people to deal honestly with people like you while performing their jobs? - Plumbers, builders, car mechanics, and other repair people

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

RELFINC: Trust towards financial/insurance companies

Question text: How much could you trust the following people to deal honestly with people like you while performing their jobs? - Financial companies such as banks and insurance agencies

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

RELPRIV: Trust towards private sector employers

Question text: How much could you trust the following people to deal honestly with people like you while performing their jobs? - Private sector employers

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

RELPUBL: Trust towards public officials

Question text: How much could you trust the following people to deal honestly with people like you while performing their jobs? - Public officials

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

FRNDGRE: Approval of friendship with Greeks

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Greeks?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINGRE: Approve doing business with Greeks?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Greeks?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWGRE: Approval of women marring Greeks

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Greeks?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDJEW: Approval of friendship with Jews

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Jews?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINJEW: Approve doing business with Jews?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Jews?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWJEW: Approval of women marring Jews

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Jews?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDSWE: Approval of friendship with Swedes

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Swedes?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINSWE: Approve doing business with Swedes?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Swedes?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWSWE: Approval of women marring Swedes

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Swedes?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDTUR: Approval of friendship with Turks

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Turks?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINTUR: Approve doing business with Turks?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Turks?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWTUR: Approval of women marring Turks

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Turks?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDITA: Approval of friendship with Italians

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Italians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINITA: Approve doing business with Italians?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Italians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWITA: Approval of women marring Italians

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Italians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDRUS: Approval of friendship with Russians

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Russians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINRUS: Approve doing business with Russians?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Russians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWRUS: Approval of women marring Russians

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Russians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDARM: Approval of friendship with Armenians

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Armenians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINARM: Approve doing business with Armenians?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Armenians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWARM: Approval of women marring Armenians

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Armenians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDCHI: Approval of friendship with Chinese

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Chinese?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINCHI: Approve doing business with Chinese?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Chinese?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWCHI: Approval of women marring Chinese

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Chinese?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDAZE: Approval of friendship with Azerbaijanis

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Azerbaijanis?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINAZE: Approve doing business with Azerbaijanis?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Azerbaijanis?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWAZE: Approval of women marring Azerbaijanis

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Azerbaijanis?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDGER: Approval of friendship with Germans

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Germans?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINGER: Approve doing businesswith Germans?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Germans?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWGER: Approval of women marring Germans

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Germans?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDGEO: Approval of friendship with Georgians

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Georgians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINGEO: Approve doing business with Georgians?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Georgians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWGEO: Approval of women marring Georgians

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Georgians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDKUR: Approval of friendship with Kurds

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Kurds?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINKUR: Approve doing business with Kurds?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Kurds?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWKUR: Approval of women marring Kurds

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Kurds?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDUSA: Approval of friendship with Americans

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Americans?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINUSA: Approve doing business with Americans?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Americans?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWUSA: Approval of women marring Americans

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Americans?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDABK: Approval of friendship with Abkhazians

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Abkhazians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINABK: Approve doing business with Abkhazians?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Abkhazians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWABK: Approval of women marring Abkhazians

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Abkhazians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FRNDOSS: Approval of friendship with Ossetians

Question text: Can you please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity being friends with Ossetians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BUSINOSS: Approve doing business with Ossetians?

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of people of your ethnicity doing business with Ossetians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MARWOSS: Approval of women marring Ossetians

Question text: Would you approve or disapprove of women of your ethnicity marrying Ossetians?

Note: Options Approve/Disapprove are present in the original dataset

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HAVEJOB: Do you have a job?

Question text: Do you have a job? This job may be part-time or full-time, or you may be officially employed, informally employed, or self-employed, but it brings you monetary income

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

WORKYRS: Duration of employment

Question text: From which year have you been working at this workplace?

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who were employed
The question was changed from open-ended

Values:
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1-5
  • 6-10
  • 11+
  • DK/RA

WORKTYP: Status and type of primary workplace

Question text: Speaking about your primary place of employment only, which of the following best describes your status and the type of workplace?

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who were employed.
Following options were grouped to Other: Employee in a foreign or international organization, company, enterprise, or joint venture and Employee in a local or international non-governmental or non-profit organization

Values:
  • Own business without employees
  • Employee in a state organization
  • Employee in a medium / big private organization
  • Employee in small family business
  • Own business with employees
  • Other
  • DK/RA

WORKSEC: Primary employment sector

Question text: Speaking about your primary place of employment only, which of the following best describes the sector in which you work?

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who were employed.
Following options were grouped to Other: Fishing, Mining, Quarrying, Electricity, gas, water supply, Financial Intermediation / Banking, Real Estate, Property, Renting, Civil society / NGO

Values:
  • Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry
  • Education
  • Trade, Repair of vehicles
  • Government, Public Administration, Defense
  • Construction
  • Transport, Storage, Communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare, Social Work
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes
  • Other
  • DK/RA

UNEMTYP: Type of unemployment

Question text: Which of the following best describes your situation?

Note: The question was asked to those respondents who were unemployed.
The question was recoded and options Unemployed and interested, NOT looking and Unemployed and NOT interested, NOT looking were grouped to Unemployed and not looking for a job, options: Retired, looking for a job, Retired and interested, NOT looking, Retired and NOT interested, Disabled to Retired, option Other to DK

Values:
  • Unemployed, looking for a job
  • Retired
  • Housewife
  • Unemployed, NOT looking
  • Student
  • DK/RA

UNEMYRS: Duration of unemployment

Question text: Respondent's years of unemployment

Note: The question was asked to those respondents who were unemployed.
The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • Never had a job
  • Less than 5 years
  • 6-10
  • 11-15
  • 16 - 20
  • 20 years or longer
  • DK/RA

INFWRKE: Engaged in informal work while unemployed?

Question text: From the time you have not had a job, have you engaged in any informal, temporary, or seasonal labor which brought you monetary income?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

PERSINC: Personal income last month

Question text: Speaking about your personal monetary income last month, after all taxes are paid, to which of the following groups do you belong? Please think of all sources of income that you had last month.

Note: The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to More than USD 400: USD 401 - 800, USD 801 - 1200, More than USD 1200

Values:
  • Up to USD 50
  • USD 51 - 100
  • USD 101 - 250
  • USD 251 - 400
  • More than USD 400
  • None
  • DK
  • RA

LOANNUM: Number of loans more than USD 100

Question text: How many times have you taken out a loan or had a debt or a line of credit, including instant credit, of more than 100 USD[2] in the last 12 months?

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • 1-5
  • Six or more
  • Never
  • DK
  • RA

NUMJOBS: Change in the number of jobs available

Question text: Compared to the situation 12 months ago, do you think that the number of jobs available in Georgia has decreased, remained the same, or increased?

Values:
  • Decreased
  • Remained the same
  • Increased
  • DK
  • RA

GETJOBN1: Most important factor for getting a good job

Question text: Which of the following factors do you consider most important for getting a good job in Georgia?

Note: The question was recoded. Option Appearance was grouped to Other

Values:
  • Connections
  • Education
  • Professional abilities
  • Hard work
  • Luck
  • Work experience
  • Talent
  • Age
  • Other
  • DK
  • RA

GETJOBN2: Second most important factor for getting a good job

Question text: Which of the following factors do you consider second most important for getting a good job in Georgia?

Note: The question was recoded. Option Appearance was grouped to Other. Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Education
  • Professional abilities
  • Connections
  • Luck
  • Work experience
  • Age
  • Hard work
  • Talent
  • Other
  • DK/RA

PROTEUI: Our way of life needs to be protected against European influences

Question text: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: Our way of life needs to be protected against European influences?

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

PROTRUI: Our way of life needs to be protected against Russian influences

Question text: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: Our way of life needs to be protected against Russian influences?

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

PROTAMI: Our way of life needs to be protected against American influences

Question text: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: Our way of life needs to be protected against American influences?

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

OBAMPOL: Obama's policies towards Georgia compared to Bush's

Question text: Compared to the policies of the Bush administration, in your opinion, how favorable are policies of Obama administration towards Georgia?

Values:
  • Much less favorable
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Much more favorable
  • DK
  • RA

MEMBREU: Is Georgia a member of the European Union?

Question text: Is Georgia currently a member of the European Union?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MEMBRCE: Is Georgia a member of the Council of Europe?

Question text: Is Georgia currently a member of the Council of Europe?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

MEMBOED: Is Georgia a member of the Organization for European Development?

Question text: Is Georgia currently a member of the Organization for European Development?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

EUKNOWL: How much do you know about the EU?

Question text: Please tell me how much you feel you know about the European Union, its policies, and its institutions?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

CISKNWL: How much do you know about CIS?

Question text: Please tell me how much you feel you know about the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

MEMBCIS: Is Georgia a member of the CIS?

Question text: Is Georgia currently a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

COOPCIS: Cooperation with the CIS VS cooperation with the EU

Question text: Please tell me with which of the following statements you agree: 1. Georgia should focus on closer cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States, because that's where we belong 2. Georgia should focus on closer cooperation with the European Union, because this will help us develop in the right direction

Note: The question was recoded. Original options are as follows: 1. Closer cooperation with CIS: Strongly agree 2. Closer cooperation with CIS: Agree 3. Closer cooperation with EU: Agree 4. Closer cooperation with EU: Strongly agree 5. Agreement with neither. Options 1 and 2 were grouped to CIS, 3 and 4 to EU, 5 - DK

Values:
  • CIS
  • EU
  • DK
  • RA

NATOSUPP: Support of Georgia's membership in NATO

Question text: To what extent would you support Georgia's membership in NATO?

Values:
  • Don't support at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully support
  • DK
  • RA

TREAWRL: Greatest threat to the world

Question text: Which of the following, in your opinion, poses the greatest threat to the world?

Values:
  • Spread of nuclear weapons
  • Poverty
  • Globalization
  • Pollution and other environmental problems
  • Religious and ethnic hatred
  • AIDS and other infectious diseases
  • Other
  • DK/RA

INTERFP: Interest in foreign policy

Question text: How interested would you say you are in Georgia's foreign policy?

Values:
  • Not at all interested
  • Hardly interested
  • Quite interested
  • Very interested
  • DK/RA

INTERDP: Interest in domestic policy

Question text: How interested would you say you are in Georgia's domestic policy?

Values:
  • Not at all interested
  • Hardly interested
  • Quite interested
  • Very interested
  • DK/RA

INTERLP: Interest in local policy

Question text: How interested would you say you are in local policy on the regional, municipal, or village levels?

Values:
  • Not at all interested
  • Hardly interested
  • Quite interested
  • Very interested
  • DK/RA

TRUARMY: Trust towards Army

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Army

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUBANK: Trust towards Banks

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Banks

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUEDUC: Trust towards Educational system

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Educational system

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUHLTH: Trust towards Healthcare system

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Healthcare system

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUCRTS: Trust towards Courts

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Court system

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUNGOS: Trust towards NGOs

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - NGOs

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUPARL: Trust towards Parliament

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Parliament

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUEXEC: Trust towards Executive government

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Executive government (Prime minister and ministers)

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUPRES: Trust towards President

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - President

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUPOLI: Trust towards Police

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Police

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUMEDI: Trust towards Media

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Media

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRULOCG: Trust towards Local government

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Local government

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRURELI: Trust towards Religious institutions

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Religious institutions to which respondent belongs

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUOMB: Trust towards Ombudsman

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - Ombudsman

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUSTEU: Trust towards EU

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - European Union

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUSTUN: Trust towards UN

Question text: Please assess your level of trust toward each of social institutions and political unions - United Nations

Values:
  • Fully distrust
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Fully trust
  • DK
  • RA

POLDIRN: Direction of national politics in Georgia

Question text: There are different opinions regarding the direction in which Georgia's domestic politics are going. Which of the following would you personally agree with?

Values:
  • Wrong direction
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Right direction
  • DK
  • RA

IMPISS1: Most important issue facing Georgia

Question text: What do you think is the most important issue facing Georgia at the moment?

Note: The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to Other: Corruption, Court system, Fairness of elections, Human rights / Freedom of speech, NATO membership, Property rights, Rising prices / Inflation, Wages, Quality of education, Pensions.

Values:
  • Unemployment
  • Peace
  • Territorial integrity
  • Poverty
  • Affordable healthcare
  • Relations with Russia
  • Political stability in the country
  • Other
  • DK/RA

IMPISS2: Second most important issue facing Georgia

Question text: What do you think is the second most important issue facing Georgia at the moment?

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option. The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to Other: Corruption, Court system, Fairness of elections, Human rights / Freedom of speech, NATO membership, Property rights, Rising prices / Inflation, Quality of education, Wages.

Values:
  • Unemployment
  • Poverty
  • Territorial integrity
  • Peace
  • Relations with Russia
  • Pensions
  • Affordable healthcare
  • Rising prices / Inflation
  • Other
  • DK/RA

FAIRTRT: People are treated fairly by the government?

Question text: Under the present system of government in Georgia, do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree that people like yourself are treated fairly by the government?

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

FREESPK: People have the right to openly say what they think?

Question text: In Georgia today, do you think or not that people like yourself have the right to openly say what they think?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

GOVTROL: Government as parent vs government as employee

Question text: Please tell me which of the following statements you agree with? 1. People are like children, the government should take care of them like a parent 2. Government is like an employee, the people should be the bosses who control the government

Note: The question was recoded. Original options are as follows: 1. Government as parent - Strongly agree 2. Government as parent - Agree 3. CloGovernment as employee - Agree 4. Government as employee - Strongly agree 5. Agreement with neither. Options 1 and 2 were grouped to Parent, 3 and 4 to Employee, 5 - DK

Values:
  • Parent
  • Employee
  • DK/RA

OBJCOUR: Is Georgia's court system partial or impartial?

Question text: Please tell me which of the following statements you agree with? 1. The court system in Georgia favors some citizens over others 2. The court system in Georgia treats all citizens equally, rather than favoring some over others

Note: The question was recoded. Original options are as follows: 1. Court favours some citizens - Strongly agree 2. Court favours some citizens - Agree 3. Court treats everyone equally - Agree 4. Court treats everyone equally - Strongly agree 5. Agreement with neither. Options 1 and 2 were grouped to Partial 3 and 4 to Impartial, 5 - DK

Values:
  • Partial
  • Impartial
  • DK/RA

PROTEST: People should VS People should not participate in protest actions

Question text: Please tell me which of the following statements you agree with? 1. People should participate in protest actions against the government, as this shows the government that the people are in charge. 2. People should not participate in protest actions against the government, as it threatens stability in our country

Note: The question was recoded. Original options are as follows: 1. Participation in protests - Strongly agree 2. Participation in protests - Agree 3. Non-participation in protests - Agree 4. Non-participation in protests - Strongly agree 5. Agreement with neither. Options 1 and 2 were grouped to Yes 3 and 4 to No, 5 - DK

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

VOTLELE: Did you vote in the last national elections?

Question text: Did you vote in the 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

ELCOND: Fairness of the most recent elections

Question text: Would you say that 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections were conducted completely fairly, to some extent fairly, or not at all fairly?

Values:
  • Not at all fair
  • To some extent fair
  • Completely fair
  • DK
  • RA

ELECRUN: Every adult citizen had the right to run for office?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Every adult citizen had the right to run for office

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECSEC: The ballot was secret?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - The ballot was secret

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECNOP: Voters were not intimidated?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Voters were not intimidated or pressured

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECEQU: All parties had equal opportunities

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - All parties/candidates had equal opportunities to campaign

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECMED: Each party had equal access to the media?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Each party/candidate had equal access to the media

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECADM: Election administration was politically impartial?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Election administration was politically impartial

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECCRT: Courts handled disputes impartially?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Courts handled election disputes impartially

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ELECCNT: Votes were counted correctly?

Question text: Speaking about 2008 May 21 parliamentary elections , to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? - Votes were counted correctly

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

VOTPRCP: Would you participate if national elections were next Sunday?

Question text: If national elections were held next Sunday, would you participate in the elections or not?

Values:
  • Certainly not participate
  • Most probably not participate
  • Most probably participate
  • Certainly participate
  • DK
  • RA

POLUNIO: Citizens can form or join political parties

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Citizens can form or join political parties without any restrictions

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLNGOS: Citizens can form or join NGOs

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Citizens can form or join non-governmental organizations without any restrictions

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLSAY: Citizens can openly say what they think

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Citizens can publicly and openly say what they think

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLMNR: Ethnic and religious minorities are excluded from running for political office

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Ethnic and religious minorities are excluded from running for political office

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLPRES: The winner of elections in entitled to govern as s/he sees fit

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Whoever wins the presidential elections is entitled to govern as he/she sees fit

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLCOUR: Courts are free from governmental influence

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Courts are free from government influence

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLRLAW: Country is governed by the rule of law

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Georgia is governed by the rule of law

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLPUN: High officials are punished for unlawful actions

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - High officials are punished for unlawful actions

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

POLMEDI: TV is independent from the government

Question text: Speaking about the current political system in Georgia, to what extent would you agree or disagree with following statement? - Major TV channels are independent from the government

Values:
  • Completely disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Completely agree
  • DK
  • RA

ETHNIC: Respondent's ethnicity

Question text: There are a number of ethnic groups living in Georgia. Which ethnic group do you consider yourself a part of?

Note: The question was recoded and differs from the original dataset. Options Other and Other Caucasian ethnicity were grouped

Values:
  • Georgian
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Other ethnicity
  • Russian
  • DK/RA

NATLANG: Main language spoken at home as child

Question text: Which language did you mainly speak at home when you were a child?

Values:
  • Georgian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Armenian
  • Other language
  • DK/RA

KNOWRUS: Knowledge of Russian

Question text: Please tell me which one of these levels best describes your ability in Russian

Values:
  • No basic knowledge
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • DK/RA

KNOWENG: Knowledge of English

Question text: Please tell me which one of these levels best describes your ability in English

Values:
  • No basic knowledge
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • DK/RA

KNOWOTH: Knowledge of other foreign language

Question text: Please tell me which one of these levels best describes your ability in other foreign language (except Russian or English)

Values:
  • No basic knowledge
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • DK/RA

COMPABL: Knowledge of computer

Question text: Please tell me which one of these levels best describes your ability in computer (Microsoft Office programs, excluding games)

Values:
  • No basic knowledge
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • DK/RA

FLMANDSC: Which foreign language should be mandatory in schools?

Question text: Which foreign language, if any, do you think should be mandatory in secondary schools of Georgia?

Values:
  • No foreign language should be mandatory
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Other foreign language
  • DK/RA

KNOWLEG: Important to know legislation?

Question text: How important do you think it is for people like you to know the legislation of Georgia?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

KNOWCNS: Knowledge of Constitution

Question text: Please tell me how well you feel you know the Constitution of Georgia?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

KNOWEDL: Knowledge of Laws regulating secondary education

Question text: Please tell me how well you feel you know Georgia's laws regulating secondary education?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

KNOWDIV: Knowledge of Laws regulating family life

Question text: Please tell me how well do you feel you know Georgia's laws regulating family life, rights and obligations of the spouses, and divorce?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

KNOWTAX: Knowledge of Laws regulating taxation

Question text: How well do you feel you know Georgia's laws regulating taxation of personal income?|

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

KNOWEMP: Knowledge of Laws regulating employment

Question text: Please tell me how well you feel you know Georgia's laws regulating rights and obligations of the employees?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Nothing at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • A great deal
  • DK
  • RA

FRQINTR: How frequently do you use the Internet?

Question text: How frequently do you use the Internet?

Values:
  • Every day
  • At least once a week
  • At least once a month
  • Less often
  • Never
  • I don't know what the Internet is
  • DK/RA

RELGION: Respondent's religion

Question text: Which religion or denomination, if any, do you consider yourself to belong to?

Note: The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to Other: Roman Catholic Church, Other Protestant Church, Other Christian Church or Sect, Judaism

Values:
  • Georgian, Russian or Greek Orthodox Church
  • Islam
  • Armenian Apostolic Church
  • Other
  • None
  • DK/RA

RELHELP: Religion helping in everyday life?

Question text: To what extent do your own religious beliefs help you to make decisions in daily life?

Note: The question was asked to the respondent who identified themselves as the member of any religious denomination

Values:
  • Not helping at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Helping very much
  • DK
  • RA

RELSERV: Attendance of religious services

Question text: Apart from special occasions such as weddings and funerals, about how often do you attend religious services nowadays?

Note: The question was asked to the respondent who identified themselves as the member of any religious denomination

Values:
  • Once a week or more often
  • At least once a month
  • Only on special holidays
  • Less often
  • Never
  • DK/RA

RELFAST: How often do you fast?

Question text: How often do you fast when it is required by your religious traditions?

Note: The question was asked to the respondent who identified themselves as the member of any religious denomination
Frequency is calculated without Fasting is not required in my religion/Not applicable option.

Values:
  • Always fast
  • Often fast
  • Sometimes fast
  • Rarely fast
  • Never fast
  • DK
  • RA

CAPTRIP: Number of trips to the capital

Question text: How many times did you travel to Tbilisi within the last 2 months?

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • Once
  • Twice or more
  • Never
  • DK
  • RA

FORTRIP: Number of trips outside the country

Question text: How many times have you been outside Georgia in the last five years?

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • Once
  • Twice or more
  • Never
  • DK
  • RA

MIGSHRT: Would you leave Georgia for a certain period?

Question text: If you had a chance, would you leave Georgia for a certain period of time to live somewhere else?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

EMIGRAT: Would you leave Georgia forever?

Question text: If you had a chance, would you leave Georgia forever to live somewhere else?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

DWELOWN: Ownership status of the dwelling

Question text: Speaking about this dwelling where your household lives, do you own, rent, live free of charge there or the dwelling belongs to the state/company?

Values:
  • Own it
  • Rent it
  • Live for free with owner's permission
  • Owned by state/company
  • DK/RA

WATRACC: HH connected to pipline tap water?

Question text: Is this dwelling connected to the following public utilities? - Pipeline tap water

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

WATRFRQ: Frequency of access - pipeline tap water

Question text: Please tell me, on average, how consistently does this dwelling have access to each of these services? - Pipeline tap water

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who were connected with tap water The question was recoded. Options Most of the day and A few hours per day were grouped with Several times a day, options Several times a month and Less frequent access - Several times a month or less frequently.

Values:
  • 24 hours per day
  • Several times a day
  • Several times a week
  • Several times a month or less frequently
  • DK/RA

ELECACC: HH connected to electricity?

Question text: Is this dwelling connected to the following public utilities? - Electricity

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

ELECFRQ: Frequency of access - electricity

Question text: Please tell me, on average, how consistently does this dwelling have access to each of these services? - Electricity

Note: The question was asked to only those respondents whose households are connected to electricity. Options were recoded: Most of the day, A few hours a day were grouped to Several times a day, Several times a month and Less frequent access - to Several times a month or less frequently

Values:
  • 24 hours per day
  • Several times a day
  • Several times a week
  • Several times a month or less frequently
  • DK/RA

ELECDBT: Disconnected from electricity because you owed money?

Question text: Speaking about the last 6 months, have you been disconnected from electricity because you owed money?

Note: The question was asked to only those respondents whose households are connected to electricity.

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

GASPACC: HH connected to pipline gas?

Question text: Is this dwelling connected to the following public utilities? - Pipeline gas

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

GASPFRQ: Frequency of access to pipeline gas

Question text: Please tell me, on average, how consistently does this dwelling have access to each of these services? - Pipeline gas

Note: The question was asked to only those respondents whose households are connected to pipeline gas. Options were recoded: Most of the day, A few hours a day were grouped to Several times a day, Several times a month and Less frequent access - to Several times a month or less frequently

Values:
  • 24 hours per day
  • Several times a day
  • Several times a week
  • Several times a month or less frequently
  • DK/RA

GASPDBT: Disconnected from gas because you owed money?

Question text: Speaking about the last 6 months, have you been disconnected from pipeline gas because you owed money?

Note: The question was asked to only those respondents whose households are connected to pipeline gas.

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

TRSHACC: HH connected to trash removal?

Question text: Is this dwelling connected to the following public utilities? - Trash removal

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

TRSHFRQ: Frequency of access - trash removal

Question text: Please tell me, on average, how consistently does this dwelling have access to each of these services? - Trash removal

Note: The question was asked to only those respondents whose households are connected to trash removal service. Options were recoded: Most of the day, A few hours a day were grouped to Several times a day, Several times a month and Less frequent access - to Several times a month or less frequently

Values:
  • 24 hours per day
  • Several times a day
  • Several times a week
  • Several times a month or less frequently
  • DK
  • RA

SEWGACC: HH connected to public sewage system?

Question text: Is this dwelling connected to the following public utilities? - Public sewage system

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATCCS: Heating with climate control system?

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Climate control system

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATCKS: Heating with coal / kerosene stove?

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Coal / kerosene stove

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATELH: Heating with electric heater?

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Electric heater

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATGS: Heating with gas stove?

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Gas stove

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATGH: Heating with gas heater?

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Gas heater

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATPUCH: Heating with public central heating system

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Public central heating system

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATPRCH: Heating with private central heating system

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? -Private central heating system

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATWBS: Heating with wood burning stove

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Wood-burning stove

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

HEATOTH: Heating with other means of heating?

Question text: Please tell me what were the most important means of heating your dwelling last winter? - Other

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

GETARND: Means of daily transportation

Question text: How do you usually get around for your everyday activities?

Note: The question was recoded. Options Horse/Donkey and Taxi were grouped to Other

Values:
  • Walk
  • Minibus
  • Bus
  • Personal car
  • Subway / Metro
  • Other
  • DK/RA

ECONSTN: HH economic sutation

Question text: Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household?

Values:
  • Not enough money for food
  • Enough money for food
  • Enough money for food & clothes
  • Enough money for some durables
  • Enough money for everything needed
  • DK
  • RA

OWNCOTV: Does HH own Color TV?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns color television

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNDVDP: Does HH own DVD player?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns DVD player

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNWASH: Does HH own Automatic washing machine?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns automatic washing machine

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNFRDG: Does HH own Refrigerator?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns refrigerator

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNAIRC: Does HH own air conditioner?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns air conditioner

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNCARS: Does HH own Car?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns car

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNCELL: Does HH own Cell phone?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns cell phone

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNCOMP: Does HH own Personal computer?

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns personal computer, including laptop

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

WEBHOME: HH has Internet access

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household has Internet access from home computer

Note: The question was asked to those respondents whose households owned computer

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

PLANBUY: HH appliance the HH is planning to buy

Question text: Which household appliance, if any, is your household planning to buy in the next 6 months?

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option. The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to Other: Video camera, Dishwasher, Climate control system / Air conditioner, Microwave, Vacuum cleaner, Electric or gas water heater, Range hood, Outdoor grill

Values:
  • Automatic washing machine
  • Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Color TV
  • Personal computer / Laptop
  • Cell phone
  • Other
  • DK
  • RA

LIMBRED: Does HH limit consumption of bread, pasta?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Bread, pasta

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMMILK: Does HH limit consumption of butter, milk?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Butter, milk

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMMEAT: Does HH limit consumption of meat?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Meat

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMVEGS: Does HH limit consumption of fruit, vegetables?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Fruit, vegetables, EXCEPT potatoes

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMPOTA: Does HH limit consumption of potatoes?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Potatoes

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMELEC: Does HH limit consumption of electricity?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Electricity

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMGASS: Does HH limit consumption of gas?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Gas

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMTRAN: Does HH limit consumption of transportation?

Question text: Please tell me, over the course of a typical month, does your household have to limit consumption or use of the following due to budget difficulties? - Transportation

Note: Frequency is calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

SAVINGS: Does HH have any savings?

Question text: Does your household currently have any savings?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

DEBTSHH: Does HH have any debts?

Question text: Does your household currently have any debts?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

HHMNLOT: Did any of the HH members participate in money lottery?

Question text: During the last 12 months, have you or any other member of your household participated in the money lottery?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

FINAN12: Financial situation - last 12 month

Question text: In the last 12 months, has your household saved money, just got by, spent some savings, borrowed money, or spent savings AND borrowed money?

Values:
  • Saved money
  • Just got by
  • Spent some savings
  • Borrowed money
  • Spent savings AND borrowed money
  • DK
  • RA

MONYTOT: HH total monetary income last month

Question text: Speaking about monetary income of all your household members last month, to which of the following groups does your household belong?

Note: The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to More than USD 400: USD 401 - 800, USD 801 - 1200, More than USD 1200

Values:
  • Up to USD 50
  • USD 51 - 100
  • USD 101 - 250
  • USD 251 - 400
  • More than USD 400
  • DK
  • RA

SPENDMO: HH spending last month

Question text: Please tell me your household's spending last month?

Note: The question was recoded. Following options were grouped to More than USD 400: USD 401 - 800, USD 801 - 1200, More than USD 1200

Values:
  • Up to USD 50
  • USD 51 - 100
  • USD 101 - 250
  • USD 251 - 400
  • More than USD 400
  • DK
  • RA

PCTFOOD: Percentage of income spent on food

Question text: What is the approximate percentage of your household's monthly monetary income that is spent on food?

Values:
  • 25% or less
  • 26% to 50%
  • 51% to 75%
  • 76% to 100%
  • DK
  • RA

FOODDBT: Frequency of borrowing money for food

Question text: In the past 6 months, how often has your household borrowed any money to buy food?

Values:
  • Each month
  • Every other month
  • Less frequently
  • Never
  • DK
  • RA

PCTUTIL: Percentage of income spent on utilities

Question text: What is the approximate percentage of your household's monthly monetary income that is spent on utilities?

Values:
  • 25% or less
  • 26% to 50%
  • 51% to 75%
  • 76% to 100%
  • DK/RA

UTILDBT: Frequency of borrowing money for utilities

Question text: In the past 6 months, how often has your household borrowed any money to pay for utilities?

Values:
  • Each month
  • Every other month
  • Less frequently
  • Never
  • DK
  • RA

CYRRLPR: 2008 income relative to 2007

Question text: Excluding income from sales of property or vehicles, compared to 2007, was your household's income in 2008 higher than in 2007, about the same as in 2007, or lower than in 2007?

Values:
  • Lower
  • About the same
  • Higher
  • DK
  • RA

NYRRLPR: Expected income in 2009 relative to 2008

Question text: Compared to 2008, excluding income from sales of property or vehicles, do you believe your household's income in 2009 will be higher than in 2008, about the same as in 2008, or lower than in 2008?

Values:
  • Lower
  • About the same
  • Higher
  • DK
  • RA

CURRUNG: Current perceived economic rung

Question text: Let's imagine there is a 5-step ladder reflecting the economic standing of all households in Georgia today. The first rung of this ladder corresponds to the lowest possible economic position in society, while the 5th rung corresponds to the highest possible position. On which rung of this ladder do you think your household currently stands?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Lowest
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Highest
  • DK/RA

FUTRUNG: Perceived econoomic rung in 5 years

Question text: Let's imagine there is a 5-step ladder reflecting the economic standing of all households in Georgia today. The first rung of this ladder corresponds to the lowest possible economic position in society, while the 5th rung corresponds to the highest possible position. On which rung of this ladder do you think your household will be standing 5 years from now?

Note: The question was recoded. 10-point scale was used in the original dataset

Values:
  • Lowest
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Highest
  • DK
  • RA

RELCOND: Perceived relative economic condition

Question text: Relative to most of the households around you, would you describe the current economic condition of your household as very good, good, fair, poor or very poor?

Values:
  • Very poor
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Very good
  • DK/RA

MININCN: Desired minimal monthly income for normal life (USD)

Question text: What is the minimal monthly income that would enable your household live a normal life?

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • 250 or less
  • 251-500
  • 501-1000
  • 1001-2500
  • 2501 or more
  • DK
  • RA

CHLDFIN: Perceived financial sitation of children

Question text: Do you think your children will be better off or worse off financially than you are when they are your age?

Note: Frequency is calculated without No children/Not applicable option

Values:
  • Worse off
  • The same
  • Better off
  • DK
  • RA

RESPPOB: Respondent's place of birth

Question text: Respondent's place of birth

Values:
  • In this settlement, where the interview is now conducted
  • In another settlement, but in the same region of the country
  • In a settlement in another region of the country
  • Outside the , but inside the Former Soviet Union
  • Outside the Former Soviet Union
  • DK/RA

RESPEDU: Respondent's education

Question text: Respondent's education

Note: The question was recoded. Options No primary education, Primary education, Incomplete secondary education, Secondary education were grouped to Secondary or lower, Incomplete higher education, Completed higher education and Post-graduate degree were grouped to Higher than secondary

Values:
  • Secondary or lower
  • Secondary technical
  • Higher than secondary
  • DK
  • RA

RESYREM: Respondent's length of employment (since 1992)

Question text: Respondent's length of employment (since 1992)

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • 1-5 years
  • 6-10 years
  • 11 or longer
  • Never employed

RESPMAR: Respondent's marital status

Question text: Respondent's marital status

Note: The question was recoded. Options Separated and Divorced were grouped.

Values:
  • Married: official state marriage only, no religious ceremony
  • Never married
  • Married: both religious ceremony and state marriage
  • Widow / Widower
  • Cohabiting without civil or religious marriage
  • Married: religious ceremony only, not registered with state
  • Divorced / Separated
  • DK/RA

RESSPHH: Respondent's spouse living in the HH?

Question text: Respondent's spouse living in the HH?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • RA

LISTENO: Anybody able to listen to the answers?

Question text: Anybody able to listen to the answers?

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Yes, during the entire interview
  • Yes, most of the time
  • Yes, while answering questions of section A/C
  • Yes, for less than half of the interview, except section A/C
  • Yes, for only a few questions, except section A/C
  • No

RESPINT: Respondent was interested, involved

Question text: Respondent was interested, involved

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

RESPFRN: Respondent was friendly

Question text: Respondent was friendly

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

RESPIMP: Respondent was impatient

Question text: Respondent was impatient

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

RESPWOR: Respondent was worried, nervous

Question text: Respondent was worried, nervous

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

RESPHOS: Respondent was hostile

Question text: Respondent was hostile

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

FRQCLAR: Frequency of asking clarifications

Question text: Frequency of asking clarifications

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Never
  • Just for a few questions (less than ten)
  • For some questions
  • For a substantial number of questions
  • Throughout most of the interview

FRQDIST: Frequency of the respondent being distructed

Question text: Frequency of the respondent being distructed

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Never
  • Just for a few questions (less than ten)
  • For some questions
  • For a substantial number of questions
  • Throughout most of the interview

FRQKNOW: Frequency the respondent seemed to lack knowledge

Question text: Frequency the respondent seemed to lack knowledge

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Never
  • Just for a few questions (less than ten)
  • For some questions
  • For a substantial number of questions
  • Throughout most of the interview

FRQRLCT: Frequency of the respondent being reluctant

Question text: Frequency of the respondent being reluctant

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Never
  • Just for a few questions (less than ten)
  • For some questions
  • For a substantial number of questions
  • Throughout most of the interview

RESPSIN: Respondent's honesty

Question text: Respondent's honesty

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Completely honest
  • Mostly honest
  • Mostly dishonest
  • Completely dishonest

RESPCOM: Respondent's behavior

Question text: Respondent's behavior

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Comfortable
  • Neutral
  • Nervous

RESPINL: Respondent's intelligence

Question text: Respondent's intelligence

Note: Interviewer's assessment of the respondent

Values:
  • Not intelligent at all
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Very intelligent

HHSIZE: Number of HH members

Question text: Number of HH members

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6 or more

HHASIZE: Number of adulst HH members

Question text: Number of adulst HH members

Note: The question was changed from open-ended and recoded

Values:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6 or more

Found: 255 record(s)