This report covers the findings of the Public Opinion Poll on Evaluation of Victimization in the Republic of Armenia conducted by the Proactive Society Human Rights NGO on the commission of the OSCE office in Yerevan
The implementation of the public opinion poll aimed at evaluation of victimization among the general population and the results of its findings are an alternative valuable source along with the official statistics on crimes. Public opinion polls conducted on evaluation of victimization has effectively been applied in both the United States and many European countries long since, but no experience of such a large-scale survey ever occurred in the Republic of Armenia.
The methodology of the survey on victimization carried out among the general population of the Republic of Armenia, namely, the pilot public opinion poll, the actual public opinion poll, identification and computer processing of the obtained data, analysis of findings, representation of the findings in charts and tables, was developed in close cooperation with the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
As a result of the discussions, the following methodological approaches were considered:
During the public opinion poll, the method of direct interviews was applied and a questionnaire developed earlier together with the OSCE Office in Yerevan was used. The public opinion poll was conducted among 5337 residents of the RA aging above 14.
The main objectives of the public opinion poll are as follows: