Public Patterns of Transition: Belarus 2018 Polling Memo

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Public Patterns of Transition: Belarus 2018 Polling Memo

July 31, 2019
Public Patterns of Transition: Belarus 2018 Polling Memo

The memo presents key findings from a national public opinion poll conducted by MIA Research in September 2018. The survey was commissioned by Pact under the USAID/BRAMA Activity, the main goal of which is to support greater engagement of civically-literate and objectively informed citizens in driving positive social change in Belarus.

The memo also incorporates relevant data available from the sociological surveys commissioned by the Budzma campaign in partnership with the School of Young Managers in Public Administration (SYMPA) and by the Research Center of the Institute for Privatization and Management (IPM).

Key findings:

  • Government and society appear to co-exist in two separate worlds, less so as equal and engaging partners;
  • Despite the finding that the number of Belarusians supporting market economy has more than doubled over the last 10 years, the issue of reforms is a difficult one for Belarusians;
  • Civil society’s outreach and communication remains one of key challenges;
  • Poor awareness of and trust in NGOs affected the level of civic participation;
  • Media literacy of Belarusians remains low;
  • The number one geopolitical choice of Belarusians is to live in an independent state.

Please follow the link to read the Belarus 2018 Polling Memo

 Polling tabular data 2018 are available in Russian

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