Most Georgians believe new government will be able to normalise relations with Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec.6 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
According to a public opinion survey held by the International Republican Institute (IRI), 63 per cent of respondents believe that Georgia is on the right path, 12 per cent gave a negative response to the question and 25 per cent gave an indefinite response.
When asked whether the Georgian economy has changed over last two months 78 per cent replied in the negative, 11 per cent of respondents think it has slightly changed, one per cent believe it has deteriorated and one per cent said it had changed significantly.
The survey showed that 92 per cent of the population is optimistic, six per cent neutral and only one per cent was pessimist.
The Georgian Orthodox Church again leads in the rating of trust to state institutions by 94 per cent. It is followed by the army, police, parliament, government, media and presidential administration.
According to the survey, 52 per cent of respondents believe that the new government of Georgia will be able to normalise relations with Russia, and 34 per cent partially believe this and one per cent do not believe in this possibility.
Some 83 per cent of respondents supported the start of a dialogue with Russia, 11 per cent partially supported it and two per cent oppose it.
The survey covers the period from Nov.9 to 21. Some 1500 respondents were questioned.