Why on earth should we trust them?

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Peter

Germany

#1 Aug 14, 2012
I've always been rather suspicious towards those research centers imposing their statistics over us all.... Why on earth should we trust them? Say in USA there are hell of such institutions and some of them present to wide public some dubious results of their numerous surveys in Georgia. Sometimes when you try to analyze them you come to rather amusing conclusions.
Say in the recent poll conducted in July by the National democratic institute it turned out to be that 43% of the Georgian respondents believe there's no democracy in modern Georgia while 49% of the respondents are sure the country's moving in the right direction!! My conclusion is that half of the Georgian populace hates democracy to be established in Georgia!! Something evidently doesn't click in this poll I guess it's good meat for work of brain with the Saakashvili's sponsors in Washington.
Generally, that figure 49% seems to be far from reality. I am sort of a farmer in Georgia and I know for sure from the other farmers I deal with daily (some of them came here to try luck from foreign countries on the invitation by Saakashvili btw) that there are lots of disappointed people among them and few if any who is more or less satisfied with the reality in Georgia.
On the whole, there are few people here in Georgia whom I'd dare to identify as really happy with their life. So I tend to think those polls by NDI and other similar institutions and their data on Georgia are absolute rubbish! Bunch of lies, it is, meant to fool us all and present reality up to their liking!

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