ArmInfo. Residents of the Armenian capital assess the changes in the capital over the past year rather positively than negatively.
This is evidenced by results of a survey of Yerevan residents conducted by one of the leading consulting companies in Armenia MPG (Marketing Professional Group). Thus, the number of citizens who were more likely to be satisfied with the changes averaged 48%, while a year earlier this figure was slightly higher (59.7%). It should be noted that according to the results of the survey for 2017, the number of those who rather positively assess the changes in the city was 56.9%.
At the same time, only 13.5% consider the changes in the capital to be completely positive, whereas a year earlier this figure was 22.6%, in 2017 - 11%. 18.1% of respondents (3.8% in 2019, 10.5% in 2017) are extremely negative about changes in the city.
The biggest evil in the capital city residents consider the problems with public transport. For 35.4% of respondents, this issue causes the greatest concern, followed by the problem of cleaning and garbage disposal (24%) and closes the three main problems of Yerevan - the issue of unemployment, which was noted by only 10% of respondents.
According to the survey, the least of all Yerevan residents are concerned about the greening of the city, the state of the educational system and the practice of illegal construction (1.6%, 1.9% and 1.9%, respectively). The work of the "revolutionary" Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan was rated 2.9 points on a 5-point scale, which is much lower than the assessment of the activities of the heads of all administrative districts of the capital. In particular, the highest score was awarded to the heads of the administrative districts of the capital Malatia-Sebastia and Davidashen (4 points each).
At the same time, during the Artsakh war, the work of Hayk Marutyan was positively assessed by only 16.9% of the respondents, negatively - by 19.6%, and 35.4% found it difficult to assess. However, the majority of respondents do not see the need to hold early mayoral elections (30.5%), while 21.8% voted for their holding, 12.9% found it difficult to answer. 19.3% of the respondents expressed the opinion that the elections should be held rather than not, while 15.6% believe that it is rather unnecessary. Note that the survey was conducted through telephone calls to residents of Yerevan in the period from 12 to 17 January this year, the sample size was 800, the sampling error was +/- 3.5%.
In 2011, MPG became the official representative in Armenia of the International Association Gallup, 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.