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67 percent of citizens of South Ossetia consider it to be part of RF2010-04-19 21:14
International Institute of Newest States and South-Ossetian State University have held a social poll called "Social portrait of South Ossetia: the citizen and the state".gt-en-newsitem-inside
The results of the poll were revealed today in Tskhinval in the University building. According to Regnum, the poll was held on April 8-13, 2010 in the whole territory of the republic, including the towns and the countryside.
The representativeness of the poll was ensured on the basis of gender and age and the social basis. The poll was conducted in the form of an interview with the participation of the students of the senior courses of the South-Ossetian State University. On the whole, there were 1039 of pollees. The average error of the absolute figures makes no more than 2 percent.
The questionnaire has been developed by the specialists of International Institute of Newest States (IINS) together with the sociologists of the SOCIUM Moscow Center and Kiev Humanitarian Research Academy.
According to the results of the research, 43 percent of people thoroughly watch the political life of the republic, 35 percent do it most probably, 11 percent think they hardly do it and another 11 percent do not watch it at all.
42 percent of the pollees assessed the SO president's work positively, 20 percent think it to be satisfactory and 14 percent gave a negative assessment.
The pollees associate the future of South Ossetia with the following politicians: E.Kokoity - 45 percent, S.Kochiev - 7 percent, V.Borovtsev - 6 percent, Z.Gassiev - 2 percent, Z.Kokoev - 1 percent, M.Tskhovrebova - 1 percent, K.Pliev - 1 percent, Y.Dzitsoity - 7 percent, A.Dzussoev - 7 percent.
When asked, "In your opinion, has South Ossetia got any future as an independent sovereign state?" 51 percent of the respondents gave a positive answer, while 14 percent answered negatively. "Which of the following statements do you like best?": SO is an independent sovereign state - 33 percent, SO is part of Russia - 67 percent, SO is part of Georgia - 0 percent.