23.Mar .2021 12:30

Quarter of the population reports losing their job since the start of the pandemic – NDI

Quarter of the population reports losing their job since the start of the pandemic – NDI
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The state of the country’s economy and the impact of Covid-19 remain at the forefront of citizens’ concerns. A quarter of the population reports either losing their job (13%) or experiencing salary/income reduction (12%) since the start of the pandemic, while a plurality said they remain unemployed, - the National Democratic Institute (NDI or the Institute) and CRRC Georgia released poll results today.

According to the poll, Georgians in the retail, construction, transport, and restaurant sectors were most affected by the pandemic. The public is split when assessing the government’s economic response to the pandemic; 50 percent assess the government’s economic plan as effective and half of those who received financial assistance report it as being sufficient.

The NDI reports that amidst an ongoing political crisis, Georgians are looking to their elected leaders to prioritize policies that address their pressing concerns.

The results reflect data collected between February 17-24, through telephone interviews with a nationwide representative sample of Georgia’s adult population, excluding occupied territories, that included 2,024 completed interviews. The average margin of error is +/- 1.4%. Respondents were selected using the random-digit-dial method.