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Kyrgyzstan Poll Shows Optimism Remains High, Satisfaction with COVID-19 Response Increased

October 28, 2021

The International Republican Institute (IRI) conducted a national survey across Kyrgyzstan in September 2021, gaining insights into public opinion on key issues in the country ahead of the November parliamentary elections.

Optimism in Kyrgyzstan remains high, with 69 percent of adults believing the country is going in the right direction and 27 percent believing it is going in the wrong direction. Concern over COVID-19 has lowered to 71 percent, a drop from 83 percent in the July 2021 IRI poll, coinciding with a relative drop in cases after a Delta-variant wave in the summer. Satisfaction with the government’s response to COVID-19 is at an all-time high (54 percent are very or somewhat satisfied).

Party support ahead of the next parliamentary election is low, with the Mekenchil party topping the list of parties respondents would vote for at 8 percent. Thirty-five percent cited President Sadyr Japarov as the political figure they trust most, more than any other name mentioned.

Read the English version of the poll at this link.  

С результатами исследования на русском языке можно ознакомиться по данной ссылке. 

Read the Russian version of the poll at this link.  

Сурамжылоонун жыйынтыктарын кыргызча бул шилтемеден окусаңыз болот. 

Read the Kyrgyz version of the poll at this link. 

Methodology 

The survey was conducted on behalf of IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research by SIAR Research and Consulting between September 11 and September 26, 2021. Data was collected through computer-assisted telephone interviews. The sample consists of 1,209 residents of Kyrgyzstan aged 18+, and the data was weighted for age and gender. The margin of error does not exceed plus or minus 2.8 points at the 95 percent confidence level, and the response rate was 40 percent. This survey was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).