Almaty, Kazakhstan — IRI released its latest survey of Kazakhstan public opinion today (Russian version).  The poll, conducted February 17-28, 2011, is a comprehensive analysis of attitudes regarding the Kazakhstani economic, social and political landscape in the run-up to the country’s April 3 presidential election. 

IRI has conducted surveys in Kazakhstan since 2004, including three nationalk polls over the past 12 months.  The goal of its survey research program is twofold – gauging public opinion and using this information in conjunction with IRI’s work with Kazakhstan’s political parties. 

The randomly selected sample consists of 1,521 adult men and women from 55 rural and 31 urban locations in all 14 regions of Kazakhstan, plus the cities of Astana and Almaty.  The study was designed and analyzed by Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization.  The survey was fielded by the Institute for Comparative Social Research-Kazakhstan under the supervision of IRI.  The margin of error for the national sample will not exceed plus or minus 2.5 percent in 19 out of 20 cases.

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