YEREVAN ( ARKA.am) — A public opinion poll conducted by Sociometer polling center in March and April this year revealed that the majority of Armenian citizens blame the negative socio-economic changes on the authorities. The findings of the poll were presented today by the head of the polling center Aharon Adibekyan.

He said the survey involved about 5,000 respondents in 95 communities across the country. Some 76% of the respondents blamed the negative socio-economic changes on central authorities, 7.5% on local authorities and as many blamed their hard economic condition on themselves.

Adibekyan said the survey found that the assessment of socio-economic changes, including employment opportunities, worsened three times when compared to the findings of a previous poll, while assessment of personal safety also worsened one and a half times.

Adibekyan cited international rating centers, according to which, in terms of governance quality among former Soviet republics Armenia fourth comes after Latvia, Lithuania and Georgia.

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