ArmInfo.In Armenia, 67% of respondents considered the collapse of the Soviet Union to be negative for the country. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted and published by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC).
At the same time, 22% of respondents consider the collapse of the Union to be positive for Armenia, another 11% found it difficult to answer. At the same time, 56% of respondents noted that they began to live worse after the collapse of the Union, 22% - better, 21% - remained at the same level.
To the request to note the positive aspects for Armenia of the collapse of the USSR - 80% of respondents mentioned the declaration of independence, 3% -opportunities for the development of Armenian culture, 3% - ensuring rights. The following answers received 2% each: involvement in trade relations, preservation of language, opportunity to express an opinion or not to be persecuted. 5% found it difficult to answer.
At the same time, 52% of respondents considered the deterioration of the economic situation of people as a negative side of the collapse of the Union, 16%- lack of jobs, 10% - Karabakh conflict, 5% - widening gap between rich and poor, 12% gave other answers, another 5%-found it difficult to answer.
The study was conducted from December 18, 2021 to February 4, 2022. The study involved 1648 respondents over 18 years of age. Citizens were selected from the republican electoral lists of 2018. Accuracy +/- 2.4%. Conducted tete-a-tete polls. 31% of respondents are from Yerevan, 32% - from other cities of the republic, another 37% - from villages. 55% are women, 47% are men, of which 52% are unemployed and 48% are employed. 35% of respondents had secondary education, 28%- secondary vocational education, 25% - higher education, 1%- post-graduate scientific degree, 3% - incomplete higher education, 7% - incomplete secondary education.