IRI Releases Survey of Cambodian Public Opinion

May 10, 2012

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - IRI today released its survey on democratic governance in Cambodia.  This opinion survey was conducted with face-to-face interviews taking place from November 30 - December 25, 2011, in all of the country’s 24 provinces including the capital, Phnom Penh.  The poll provides views on the direction of the nation, quality of life and voter satisfaction towards government services, as well as information on democratic governance, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, and focuses on the issues of crime, commune council funds and voter registration.

The survey selected a random sample of 2,000 Cambodian citizens, aged 18 and older and was chosen to be representative of the Cambodian population with respect to population by province and urban/rural distribution and with respect to gender.  The margin of error for the entire study is +/-2.2 percent with a 95 percent response rate.

The survey was conducted on behalf of IRI by the Center for Advanced Study in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The study was designed, coordinated and analyzed by North Star Opinion Research Inc. in consultation with IRI.  All fieldwork was carried out by Center for Advanced Study.  The poll is part of IRI’s work in Cambodia and provides stakeholders with relevant information to improve democratic governance at the state and local level and provide issue-specific information to national-level leaders. 

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, IRI advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law.