Caucasus Barometer time-series dataset Georgia

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RESPSEX: Respondent's gender

Question text: Respondent's gender

Values:
  • Male
  • Female

AGEGROUP: Age groups

Question text: Age groups

Note: The variable is generated from AGE variable, present in the original dataset

Values:
  • 18 - 35
  • 36 - 55
  • 56+

SETTYPE: Settlement type

Question text: Settlement type

Values:
  • Capital
  • Urban
  • Rural

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

RESPMAR: Respondent's marital status

Question text: What is your current marital status?

Note: Options 'Divorced' and 'Separated' were grouped

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

BUSINABK: Approval of doing business with Abkhazians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINARM: Approval of doing business with Armenians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINARG: Approval of doing business with Armenians living in Georgia

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINAZE: Approval of doing business with Azerbaijanis

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINAZG: Approval of doing business with Azerbaijanis living in Georgia

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINGEO: Approval of doing business with Georgians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINGRE: Approval of doing business with Greeks

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINJEW: Approval of doing business with Jews

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINKUR: Approval of doing business with Kurds, Yezidis

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

Note: Before 2011 the questions asked only about Kurds

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINOSS: Approval of doing business with Ossetians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINRUS: Approval of doing business with Russians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINTUR: Approval of doing business with Turks

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINUSA: Approval of doing business with Americans

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINIRA: Approval of doing business with Iranians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

BUSINITA: Approval of doing business with Italians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWABK: Approval of women marrying Abkhazians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWARM: Approval of women marrying Armenians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWARG: Approval of women marrying Armenians living in Georgia

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWAZE: Approval of women marrying Azerbaijanis

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWAZG: Approval of women marrying Azerbaijanis living in Georgia

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWGEO: Approval of women marrying Georgians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWGRE: Approval of women marrying Greeks

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWJEW: Approval of women marrying Jews

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWKUR: Approval of women marrying Kurds, Yezidis

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

Note: Before 2011 the questions asked only about Kurds

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWOSS: Approval of women marrying Ossetians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWRUS: Approval of women marrying Russians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWTUR: Approval of women marrying Turks

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWUSA: Approval of women marrying Americans

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWIRA: Approval of women marrying Iranians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

MARWITA: Approval of women marrying Italians

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

Values:
  • Approve
  • Disapprove
  • DK/RA

ACTCHAR: Activities during last 6 months: Made a contribution to a charity

Question text: I will read out a list of activities. Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Made a contribution to a charity, including donations by sms and giving money to beggars.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without 'not applicable' option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTPBLM: Activities during last 6 months: Attended a public meeting

Question text: I will read out a list of activities. Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Attended a public meeting

Note: Frequencies are calculated without 'not applicable' option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTREST: Activities during last 6 months: Went to a restaurant

Question text: I will read out a list of activities. Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Went to a restaurant

Note: Frequencies are calculated without 'not applicable' option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

ACTTHEA: Activities during last 6 months: Went to a theatre/cinema

Question text: I will read out a list of activities. Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Went to a theatre/cinema

Note: Frequencies are calculated without 'not applicable' option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTVLNT: Activities during last 6 months: Volunteered without compensation

Question text: I will read out a list of activities. Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Volunteered without compensation

Note: Frequencies are calculated without 'not applicable' option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTCHORE: Activities during last 6 months: Helped a neighbor/friend with household chores

Question text: Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Helped a neighbor or a friend with some household chores or childcare.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTCLEAN: Activities during last 6 months: Cleaned/helped to clean public space

Question text: Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Cleaned or helped cleaning public space.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTDNCH: Activities during last 6 months: Donated money to a church / mosque

Question text: Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Donated money to a church / mosque.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTINTNT: Activities during last 6 months: Made a comment in the Internet to a publication

Question text: Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Made a comment online in respect to online media publication / video.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTMEDIA: Activities during last 6 months: Written a letter / called a newspaper, TV or radio

Question text: Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Written a letter / made a phone call to a newspaper, TV or radio program.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

ACTRESDT: Activities during last 6 months: Helped someone to resolve a dispute

Question text: Could you please tell me which of these activities have you been involved in during the past 6 months? - Helped someone to resolve a dispute.

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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

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

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

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

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

JUSABOR: Always justified/never justified: Having an abortion

Question text: Please tell me to what extent, in your opinion,each of the following actions can be justified or not? - Having an abortion

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Can not be justified
  • 2
  • Can be justified
  • DK/RA

JUSDVRS: Always justified/never justified: Getting a divorce

Question text: Please tell me to what extent, in your opinion,each of the following actions can be justified or not? - Getting a divorce

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Can not be justified
  • 2
  • Can be justified
  • DK/RA

JUSSPOUS: Always justified/never justified: Cheating on one’s spouse

Question text: Please tell me to what extent, in your opinion,each of the following actions can be justified or not? - Cheating on one's spouse

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Can not be justified
  • 2
  • Can be justified
  • DK/RA

ICITGOV: Important for a good citizen - support the government on every occasion

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen to support the government on every occasion?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • DK/RA

ICITHELP: Important for a good citizen - support people who are worse off

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen to support people who are worse off than themselves?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • DK/RA

ICITLAW: Important for a good citizen - always obey laws

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen always obey laws?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • DK/RA

ICITOPP: Important for a good citizen - be critical towards the government

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen to be critical towards the government?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • DK/RA

ICITTRAD: Important for a good citizen - follow traditions

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen to follow traditions?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • DK/RA

ICITVOTE: Important for a good citizen - vote in elections

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen to vote in elections?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • DK/RA

IMPGCVW: Important for a good citizen - do volunteer work

Question text: Please tell me, in your opinion, how important it is for a good citizen to do volunteer work meeting the needs of the community without expecting any compensation?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not important
  • Neutral
  • Important
  • 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?

Note: The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • 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. Government 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:
  • Favors some citizens
  • Treats all equally
  • DK
  • RA

PROTEST: Should people 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:
  • People should participate
  • People should not participate
  • DK
  • RA

OWNRSHP: Private ownership of business VS Government ownership of business

Question text: And how would you place your views on this scale? Statement 1: Private ownership of business should be increased and Statement 2: Government ownership of business should be increased

Values:
  • Private ownership of business should be increased
  • In the middle
  • Government ownership of business should be increased
  • DK/RA

IDEALNCH: What is the ideal number of children per family?

Question text: What do you think is the ideal number of children per family in Georgia?

Note: Option Whatever number the God will give us was added in 2013
The question was changed from open-ended

Values:
  • No children at all
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six or more
  • Whatever number the God will give us
  • DK/RA

FATEINLF: Perception of life

Question text: Please tell me which comes closest to your view on this CARD, where '1' means Everything in life is determined by fate and '10' means People shape their fate themselves.

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Everything in life is determined by fate
  • Neutral
  • People shape their fate themselves
  • DK/RA

LIFESAT: Overall life satisfaction

Question text: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your own life as a whole nowadays?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not satisfied at all
  • Neutral
  • Completely satisfied
  • DK/RA

RATEHAP: How happy would you say you are?

Question text: Overall, how happy would you say you are?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Unhappy
  • In the middle
  • Happy
  • DK/RA

EXPILL: Expectation: Close people take care when ill

Question text: Please tell me, how likely or how unlikely is it for you to receive some help from your close relatives, friends, and neighbors in the following matters: Take care of you if you are ill

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not at all likely
  • 3
  • Very likely
  • DK/RA

EXPMON: Expectation: Close people lend money for a month for usual expenses

Question text: Please tell me, how likely or how unlikely is it for you to receive some help from your close relatives, friends, and neighbors in the following matters: Lend money for a month to cover your usual expenses

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not at all likely
  • 3
  • Very likely
  • 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

GALLTRU: Most people can be trusted?

Question text: Generally speaking, would you say that most people in Georgia can be trusted, or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? Please use 5-point scale , where code '1' corresponds to answer You can't be too careful and code '5' corresponds to answer Most people can be trusted.

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • You can't be too careful
  • Neutral
  • Most people can be trusted
  • DK/RA

TRUARMY: Trust towards Army

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK/RA

TRUBANK: Trust towards Banks

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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)

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUMEDI: Trust towards Media

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK/RA

TRUNGOS: Trust towards NGOs

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUOMB: Trust towards Ombudsman

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK/RA

TRUPARL: Trust towards Parliament

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK
  • RA

TRUPOLI: Trust towards Police

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK/RA

TRUPRES: Trust towards President

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK/RA

TRUPPS: Trust - Political parties

Question text: Please tell me how much do you trust or distrust Georgia's Political parties?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • 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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Distrust
  • Neither trust nor distrust
  • Trust
  • DK
  • RA

DISCPOL: How often do you discuss politics/current events with friends/close relatives?

Question text: When you get together with your close relatives and friends, how often do you discuss politics / current affairs?

Note: The question was recoded from 10-point scale into 5-point scale

Values:
  • Never
  • 2
  • Always
  • DK/RA

DISCPRPR: Frequency of discussing private problems with close relatives and friends

Question text: When you get together with your close relatives and friends, how often do you discuss each other's private problems?

Note: The variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Never
  • 0
  • Always
  • DK/RA

CNTRDEM: How much of a democracy is Georgia today?

Question text: In your opinion, how much of a democracy is Georgia today? Is it ...

Values:
  • Not a democracy
  • A democracy but with major problems
  • A democracy but with minor problems
  • A full democracy
  • DK/RA

ELCOND: Fairness of the most recent elections

Question text: Would you say that the last national elections were conducted completely fairly, to some extent fairly, or not at all fairly?

Values:
  • Not at all fairly
  • To some extent fairly
  • Completely fairly
  • 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?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Poorly
  • In the middle
  • 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?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Disagree
  • Neither agree or disagree
  • Agree
  • DK/RA

VOTLELE: Did you vote in the last national elections?

Question text: Did you vote in the last national elections?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?

Note: The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

EUSUPP: Support of Georgia's membership in EU

Question text: Please tell me to what extent would you support Georgia's membership in the European Union?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Don't support
  • Equally support and don't support
  • Support
  • DK/RA

NATOSUPP: Support of Georgia's membership in NATO

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Don't support
  • Equally support and don't support
  • Support
  • 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 variable was recoded, options with low frequency were merged into Other

Values:
  • Unemployment
  • Poverty
  • Unsolved territorial conflicts
  • Problematic relations with Russia
  • Unaffordability of healthcare
  • Low pensions
  • Rising prices / Inflation
  • Other
  • DK/RA

IMPISS2: Second most important issue facing Georgia

Question text: And tell me the second most important issue facing Georgia at the moment

Note: The variable was recoded, options with low frequency were merged into Other

Values:
  • Unemployment
  • Poverty
  • Unsolved territorial conflicts
  • Problematic relations with Russia
  • Unaffordability of healthcare
  • Low pensions
  • Rising prices / Inflation
  • Other
  • DK/RA

ATTDEM: Attitude towards democracy

Question text: Which of these three statements is closest to your own opinion?

Values:
  • Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government
  • In some circumstances a non-democratic government can be preferred
  • For someone like me it doesn’t matter
  • 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?

Note: The variable was changed into three-point scale: options 'Politics is definitely going in the wrong direction' and 'Politics is going mainly in the wrong direction' were grouped to 'Wrong direction', options 'Politics is definitely going in the right direction' and 'Politics is going mainly in the right direction' to 'Right direction'.

Values:
  • Wrong direction
  • Does not change at all
  • Right direction
  • DK
  • RA

MAINFRN: Main friend of the country

Question text: In your opinion, which country is currently main friend of Georgia?

Note: Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

Values:
  • USA
  • Azerbaijan
  • Ukraine
  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Other
  • None
  • DK
  • RA

MAINENEM: Main enemy of the country

Question text: In your opinion, which country is currently main enemy of Georgia?

Note: Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

Values:
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • All countries
  • Other
  • None
  • 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 only but not for clothes
  • Enough money for food and clothes but not for expensive durables
  • Enough money for some expencive durables
  • Enough money for everything needed
  • 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:  Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

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

Note: Starting from 2011, the variable is generated from EMPLSIT, which records multiple options of employment/unemployment

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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 employed respondents
Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

Values:
  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Wholesale and retail trade, repairing
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Other
  • 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 employed respondents
Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

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

WORKYRS: Duration of employment

Question text: Year from which employed at primary workplace

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

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

JOBSATF: How satisfied are you with your job?

Question text: Please tell me, overall, how satisfied are you with your job?

Note: The question was aked to the employed respondents
The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Dissatisfied
  • In the middle
  • Satisfied
  • DK/RA

WORKVAL: I feel valued at work

Question text: Please tell me, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: I feel valued at work

Note: The question was asked to the employed respondents
The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • DK/RA

FAIRCOM: I am fairly compensated

Question text: Please tell me, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: I am fairly compensated.

Note: The question was asked to the employed respondents
The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • DK/RA

JBNEEDED: I am doing something that many people need

Question text: Please tell me, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement - I am doing something that many people need

Note: The question was asked to the employed respondents
The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • DK
  • RA

WORKRLT: Done unpaid or paid work for your family's or close relatives' business?

Question text: Have you done any unpaid or paid work for your family's or close relative's business for at least one hour within the past week?

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes, I did unpaid work
  • Yes, I did paid work
  • No
  • DK/RA

UNEMTYP: Type of unemployment

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

Note: The question was asked to the unemployed respondents
Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

Values:
  • Unemployed and looking for a job
  • Retired and not interested
  • Housewife/Househusband
  • Other
  • DK/RA

UNEMYRS: Duration of unemployment

Question text: Respondent's years of unemployment

Note: The question was asked to the unemployed respondents
The question was changed from open-ended

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

LOOKJOB: Looking for a job during the past 4 weeks

Question text: Have you been looking for a job during the past four weeks, or not?

Note: The question was asked to the unemployed respondents

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

INTSTJOB: Interested in a job

Question text: Are you currently interested in a job, or not?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

JOBSTART: Able to start working within the next 14 days

Question text: If a suitable job were available, would you be able to start working within the next 14 days?

Note: The question was aked to the unemployed respondents

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

NOMONFD: Not enough money to buy food for past 12 months

Question text: Speaking about the past 12 months, how often did it happen that you did not have enough money to buy the food you or your family needed?

Note: The answer options were changed into yes/no: Each week, Each month, Every other month, Less frequently were grouped to Yes, Option Never was changed into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWEMON: Does anybody owe you money?

Question text: Does anybody currently owe you any money?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

DEBTPERS: Do you have any personal debts?

Question text: Do you currently have any personal debts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?

Note: The answer options were changed into yes/no: Each week, Each month, Every other month, Less frequently were grouped to Yes, Option Never was changed into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK
  • RA

GETJOBF: The 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: Options Age, Talent, Appearance were grouped to Other

Values:
  • Education
  • Connections
  • Professional abilities & Work experience
  • Doing favors for the right people
  • Hard work
  • Luck
  • Other
  • 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

LIMBEEF: Does HH limit consumption of beef?

Question text: Households may experience financial difficulties. 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 - Beef

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMFISH: Does HH limit consumption of fish?

Question text: Households may experience financial difficulties. 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? - Fish

Note: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMPORK: Does HH limit consumption of pork?

Question text: Households may experience financial difficulties. 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 - Pork

Note: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMPOUL: Does HH limit consumption of poultry/chicken meat?

Question text: Households may experience financial difficulties. 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? - Poultry / Chicken Meat

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LIMSWEE: Does HH limit consumption of sweets and chocolates?

Question text: Households may experience financial difficulties. 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? - Sweets and Chocolates

Note: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are 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: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

LOANNUM: Have taken loan of 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 in the last 12 months?

Note: The variable was coded from open-ended question. Initially it recorded the number of loands taken by the respondent

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

OWNCOTV: Does HH own Color TV?

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

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNDIGC: HH owns - Digital photo camera

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns digital photo camera

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

OWNFRDG: Does HH own Refrigerator?

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

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

OWNLNDP: HH owns - Landline phone

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

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

CELLINT: HH owns - Activated Internet access from cell phone

Question text: Please tell me whether or not your household owns activated Internet access from your personal cell phone

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who own cell phones

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 the respondents who own PC

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

PAYBRIB: Paid bribe?

Question text: Have you or any member of your household been in a situation during the last 12 months when you/they had to pay a bribe in order to get a service or to obtain preferential treatment or consideration?

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: Options USD 401 - 800, USD 801 - 1200 and More than USD 1200 were grouped to More than USD 400

Values:
  • Up to USD 50
  • USD 51– 100
  • USD 101 – 250
  • USD 251 – 400
  • USD 400+
  • No personal income
  • DK
  • RA

SAVINGS: Does HH have any savings?

Question text: Does your household currently have any savings?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

SAVPERS: Do you currently have any personal savings?

Question text: Do you currently have any personal savings?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Poor
  • Fair
  • Good
  • DK/RA

SPENDMO: HH spending last month

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

Values:
  • Up to USD 50
  • USD 51– 100
  • USD 101 – 250
  • USD 251 – 400
  • USD 400-800
  • USD 800+
  • 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 variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • 1-4 steps
  • 5-6 steps
  • 7-10 steps
  • 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 variable was coded from 10-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • 1-4 steps
  • 5-6 steps
  • 7-10 steps
  • DK/RA

NYRRLPR: Expected income in the current year relative to the next year

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

Values:
  • Lower than in previous year
  • About the same
  • Higher than in previous year
  • DK/RA

CYRRLPR: Income in the year relative to the next year

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

Values:
  • Lower than in previous year
  • About the same
  • Higher than in previous year
  • 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?

Note: The options were recoded into yes/no: Own it was changed to Yes, Rent it, Live free of charge with permission and Dwelling is owned by state/company to No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

BANKACC: Do you have a bank account?

Question text: Do you currently have a bank account?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?

Note: The answer options were changed into yes/no: Each week, Each month, Every other month, Less frequently were grouped to Yes, Option Never was changed into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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 variable was coded from open-ended question. Initially it recorded absolute amount of money named by the respondent

Values:
  • USD 250 or less
  • USD 251 – 400
  • USD 401 – 800
  • USD 801 – 1200
  • More than USD 1200
  • 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: Options USD 801 - 1200 and More than USD 1200 were grouped to More than USD 800, None with grouped with Up to USD 50.

Values:
  • More than USD 800
  • USD 401 – 800
  • USD 251 – 400
  • USD 101 – 250
  • USD 51– 100
  • Up to USD 50
  • 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: Options Other ethnicity, Other Cacucasian ethnicity and Russian were grouped to Other ethnicity

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

CAPTRIP: Traveled to the capital?

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

Note: The answer options were changed into yes/no. Originally, the variable recorded the number of trips

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FORTRIP: Traveled outside the country?

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

Note: The answer options were changed into yes/no. Originally, the variable recorded the number of trips

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

FAMCLAB: Have family member or close relative currently living abroad

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

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

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

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?

Note: Option Turkish was grouped to Other

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

FRQINTR: Do you use the Internet?

Question text: How frequently do you use the Internet?

Note: Answers were coded into yes/no: options Every day, At least once a week, At least once a month, Less often were grouped to Yes, Never and I don’t know what the Internet is to No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

NOINTWHY: Main reason for not using Internet

Question text: What is the main reason why you do not use the Internet?

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who do not use the internet
Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

Values:
  • I do not have access to computer
  • I do not need the Internet
  • I am not interested in / I do not want
  • I do not know how to use it
  • I don't have a phone line or modem
  • Other
  • DK/RA

INTACBL: Most frequent Internet activity - Write / read other's blogs

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Write a blog / read other's blogs

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACDW: Most frequent Internet activity - Visit dating websites

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Visit dating websites

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACEM: Most frequent Internet activity - Receive / send emails

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Receive / send emails

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACEN: Most frequent Internet activity - Download / Listen / Watch music/videos

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Download / Listen to / Watch music/videos/movies

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACFD: Most frequent Internet activity - Engage in forum discussions

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Engage in forum discussions

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACGM: Most frequent Internet activity - Play online games

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Play online games

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACIN: Most frequent Internet activity - Search for information

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Search for information (Google, Wiki, etc.)

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACNW: Most frequent Internet activity - Read / listen to / watch the news

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Read / listen to / watch the news apart from social networking sites

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACSH: Most frequent Internet activity - Shop

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Shop

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTAIMSG: Most frequent internet activities - Use instant messenger (EXCEPT Skype)

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Use instant messenger other than Skype (ICQ, MSN, etc.)

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who use the internet

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTASCNA: Most frequent internet activities - Use other social networking sites

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Use social networking sites (e.g. Odnoklassniki, Facebook, My Space, Google+, etc.)

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who use the internet

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTASKY: Most frequent internet activities - Use Skype

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Use Skype (for instant messaging and for calls)

Note: The question was asked to the respondents who use the internet

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • DK/RA

INTACOT: Most frequent Internet activity - Other

Question text: Which of the following do you do most frequently when you are browsing the Internet? - Other

Note: The question was asked to the internet-users

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned
  • 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

NEWHHJOB: Anyone in the HH started a new job in the last 12 months?

Question text: Has anybody in your household started a new job during the last 12 months?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

RELGION: Respondent's religion

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

Note: Options with low frequency were grouped to Other

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

RELFAST: How often do you fast?

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

Note: Frequencies are calculated without Not applicable option
The options were recoded into yes/no: Always, Often, Sometimes, Rarely were grouped to Yes, Never - to No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No
  • DK/RA

RELIMP: How important is religion in your daily life?

Question text: How important is religion in your daily life?

Note: The variable was coded from 4-point scale into 2-point scale

Values:
  • Important
  • Not important
  • 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: Options Every day, More than once a week, Once a week, At least once a month were grouped to Once a month or more frequently

Values:
  • At least once a month or more frequently
  • Only for special holidays
  • Less often
  • Never
  • DK/RA

RLGIOUS: How religious would you say you are?

Question text: Overall, how religious would you say you are?

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Not religious
  • In the middle
  • Religious
  • DK/RA

HLTHRAT: How would you rate your health?

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

Note: The variable was coded from 5-point scale into 3-point scale

Values:
  • Poor
  • Fair
  • Good
  • DK/RA

KNOWENG: Knowledge of English

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

Note: Options Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced were grouped to Some level of knowledge

Values:
  • Some level of knowledge
  • No basic knowledge
  • DK/RA

KNOWRUS: Knowledge of Russian

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

Note: Options Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced were grouped to Some level of knowledge

Values:
  • Some level of knowledge
  • No basic knowledge
  • 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)

Note: Options Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced were grouped to Some level of knowledge

Values:
  • Some level of knowledge
  • No basic knowledge
  • 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)

Note: Options Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced were grouped to Some level of knowledge

Values:
  • Some level of knowledge
  • No basic knowledge
  • DK/RA

RESPCOM: Respondent's behavior

Question text: Respondent's behavior during the interview

Values:
  • Comfortable
  • Neutral
  • Nervous

RESPFRN: Respondent was friendly

Question text: Respondent was friendly during the interview

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned

RESPHOS: Respondent was hostile

Question text: Respondent was hostile during the interview

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned

RESPIMP: Respondent was impatient

Question text: Respondent was impatient during the interview

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned

RESPINL: Respondent's intelligence

Question text: Respondent's intelligence

Values:
  • Not intelligent
  • In the middle
  • Intelligent

RESPINT: Respondent was interested, involved

Question text: Respondent was interested, involved during the interview

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned

RESPSIN: Respondent's honesty

Question text: Respondent's honesty

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned

RESPWOR: Respondent was worried, nervous

Question text: Respondent was worried, nervous during the interview

Values:
  • Mentioned
  • Not mentioned

FRQCLAR: Frequency of asking clarifications

Question text: Frequency of asking clarifications during the interview

Note: Option Just for a few questions, For some questions, For a substantial number of questions and Throughout most of the interview were coded into Yes, option Never into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

FRQDIST: Frequency of the respondent being distracted

Question text: Frequency of the respondent being distracted

Note: Option Just for a few questions, For some questions, For a substantial number of questions and Throughout most of the interview were coded into Yes, option Never into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

FRQKNOW: Frequency the respondent seemed to lack knowledge

Question text: Frequency the respondent seemed to lack knowledge during the interview

Note: Option Just for a few questions, For some questions, For a substantial number of questions and Throughout most of the interview were coded into Yes, option Never into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

FRQRLCT: Frequency of the respondent being reluctant

Question text: Frequency of the respondent being reluctant during the interview

Note: Option Just for a few questions, For some questions, For a substantial number of questions and Throughout most of the interview were coded into Yes, option Never into No

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

LISTENO: Anybody able to listen to the answers?

Question text: Anybody was able to listen to the answers during the interview?

Values:
  • Yes
  • No

RESPTIR: How tired was respondent at the end of the interview?

Question text: How tired was the respondent in the end of the interview?

Note: The variable was coded into 3-point scale. During the waves 2011, 2012, 2013 5 point scale was used. 2015 and 2017 waves used 11 points scale

Values:
  • Not tired
  • In the middle
  • Tired

INTLANG: Interview language

Question text: Interview language

Values:
  • Georgian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Armenian

HHASIZE: Number of adult household members

Question text: Number of adult household members

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

Values:
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six or more

HHSIZE: Number of HH members

Question text: Number of HH members

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

Values:
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six or more

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