Georgia
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2020 Opinion Polls Show Strong Support for EU in Georgia

EU financed poll shows 69% of people in Georgia trust the EU, 77% feel relations are good.
 

The EU has financed 2020 opinion polls in Georgia through its ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project. The survey took place between February and March 2020 (before the COVID-19 crisis) and is based upon face-to-face interviews among a representative sample of 1,000 people throughout the country.
 
The annual survey is now into its fifth year, with the first wave having been carried out in 2016.
 
Similar surveys were also carried out in five other Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.  Results from the six countries are presented in national reports and a consolidated regional overview report.
 
Here below are the key findings in Georgia – more details may be found in the factsheets and report at the links indicated below.
 
MAIN FINDINGS
 
  • 77% of Georgians feel relations with the European Union are good.
  • 69% of people in Georgia trust the EU, the most of any international organization, while only 28% trust the Eurasian Economic Union.
  • 49% of Georgians have a positive image of the European Union (EU). Only 7% of Georgians have a negative view of the EU.
  • 71% of Georgians are aware of the EU’s financial support to the country, and 69% of them consider the support to be active.