Arthur J. Finkelstein & Associates conducts survey on forthcoming referendum in Azerbaijan

Baku, September 16, AZERTAC

US-based Arthur J. Finkelstein & Associates in partnership with the Citizens' Labor Rights Protection League held a survey on a referendum to make some amendments to the Constitution due to take place in Azerbaijan on September 26.

A total of 1000 respondents from across Azerbaijan were involved in the survey, with 73.7 per cent being from cities, 10.1 per cent from towns and the rest from villages and other rural areas. 49.6 per cent of the responders were women, while 50.4 per cent were men.

89.2 per cent of the respondents said they would cast their ballots in the referendum.

95 per cent answered “yes” when asked whether they were aware of the referendum. In total, 92.8 per cent of the respondents said they approved of the amendments to the Constitution.

The survey revealed that the reforms implemented in the country had had a positive impact on the living standard of the population.

77.4 per cent answered “Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” to the question “What is the main problem of Azerbaijan today?”. Only 5.8 per cent said the main problem was unemployment, while 5.3 per cent considered economic issues as the main task facing the government.

92.8 per cent of the respondents said they voted for the New Azerbaijan Party in the 2015 parliamentary elections. 98.4 per cent are sure that the government manages to protect the people from terror attacks. 95.9 per cent believe that Azerbaijan is the most stable country in the region against the background of instability in many countries.

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