Within the framework of the project, in total 6 polling rounds with 3,630 successful interviews were completed.
The first 4 polling rounds were based on the panel provided by CRRC (Caucasus Research Resource Centers), which comprised around 600 respondents. The panel was collected through face-to-face survey across the country in February 2011 and was a fair and accurate representation of the country’s demographics.
The last 2 polling rounds were based on a new panel of around 1300 respondents. The panel was formed based on a multi-stage clustered stratified sample developed by the polling project team. The results of the surveys of this panel were projected on the entire population of Armenia, as the whole data was weighted both for individual and household dimensions and, therefore, the results were credibly generalized on the population level.
Telephone interviews were used with both groups of respondents and ensured 100% coverage of the population reaching landline only households, mobile only households and those with both a landline and a mobile phone.
All questions were vetted thru CRRC in Tbilisi, and its director, Dr. Hans Gutbrod. The nature of the questions was agreed upon in Yerevan. The interviews were conducted to produce representative samples of the population in terms of age, gender, social background and geographical distribution across the country. Below, is the brief report on the surveys.