YEREVAN, March 14. /ARKA/. More than 50% of 1,066 Yerevan residents surveyed by Gallup International Association on March 9, 10 and 11 pointed out unemployment as biggest trouble. Inaccuracy may be stand at 3%.
Gayane Dajunts, head of the organization’s unit in charge of studies, speaking today at a news conference in Novosti International Press Center, said 37% of respondents pointed out inflation, 19% corruption, 13% problems in education system, 12% migration, 10% state of medical centers, 10% high tax rates, 2% low salaries and 1% low pensions.
“Asked about the city’s problems, residents singled out garbage collection (27%), public transport (22%), environmental problems (17%), prices for utility services (10%), emergencies (5%), crime rate growth (3%) and poor state of roads and buildings (1% each),” she said.
Among achievements people singled out enlargement of green spaces in Yerevan (27%), new benches in the city’s streets (14%), improvement of Yerevan’s appearance (14%), cleaning of streets and buildings (13%), improvement of yards (12%), improvement of street illumination (8%), repair of roads and pavements (7%), construction of game places (7%), asphalting (6%), landscaping parks (6%), construction of new buildings (5%) and increase in numbers of buses (3%).
Aram Navasardyan, director of the Gallup International Association’s Armenian office, on his side, said that the best landscaped, illuminated, secured, clean and beautiful in terms of architecture are Kentron and Arabkir administrative districts of the capital and worst are Nubarashen and Shengavit.
He also stressed that no significant difference is seen between the results of this survey and those of the survey conducted in late November 2012. -0-