ArmInfo. One of the leading consulting companies in Armenia, MPG (Marketing Professional Group), representing the interests of Gallop Int., conducted a survey among the country's population from November 25 to December 2, the results of which, to a certain extent, reflect public opinion on the development of domestic political events. To note, the poll contains 6 issues of most concern to Armenia today, concerning the level of the country's security, the need to hold early parliamentary elections, the system of governing the country and the resignation of the incumbent Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
In particular, according to the results of the study, 38.2% of the respondents believe that today Armenia is completely unprotected from external attacks, 19.5% - believe that it is rather unprotected than not; 18.9% - more likely no than yes; 15.4% are of the opinion that today the state does not have any threats related to security and 8.1% found it difficult to answer this question.
According to 86.5% of respondents, the security of Armenia is threatened first of all by Turkey; 70.9% pointed to Azerbaijan in this regard; 11.7% of respondents believe that the main threat to Armenia is Russia, 10.4% - Israel, 6.4% - Great Britain, 5.4% - USA. 17.4% of respondents named a number of other countries, and the share of those who found it difficult to answer was 5.5%. When asked whether citizens see the need to hold early parliamentary elections, 28.8% agreed to the idea, 27.2% - think that there is no such need; 16.9% - believe that it is more likely yes than no; 14.3% - more likely no than yes; and 12.8% of respondents found it difficult to answer.
At the same time, 36.8% of the respondents believe that the parliamentary system of government should be preserved in Armenia, 32.6% would prefer to return to a semi-presidential form of government, and 30.5% found it difficult to answer.
According to the study, the majority of the surveyed citizens (56.3%) are not familiar with the anti-crisis roadmap of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, which assumes a way out of the current crisis within 6 months, 41.5% got acquainted with it, and 2.2% - found it difficult to give an answer. After signing the trilateral statement, only 37.8% of respondents believe that Nikol Pashinyan should remain in power (according to data for November 18, their number was 44.3%, for November 13 - 48.1%), 45.3% - voted for resignation of the prime minister (November 18 - 42.1%, November 13 - 35.2%) and 16.9% of citizens found it difficult to give an answer (November 18 - 13.6%, November 13 -16.7%). To note, the survey was conducted through telephone calls in the period from November 25 to December 2 this year, the sample size was 1002, the sampling error is +/- 3%. In 2011, MPG became the official representative in Armenia of the Gallup International Association, one of the most prestigious and independent public opinion research organizations in the world. Since 2003, MPG, working in the market of sociological and marketing research, has implemented more than 800 projects of various sizes.