Some 80 percent of Armenians endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea, survey

Some 80 percent of Armenians endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea, survey

YEREVAN, April 30. / ARKA /. About 80% of respondents embraced by a public opinion survey conducted by Gallup International Association in Armenia, endorsed Russia’s decision to annex Crimea. 

The findings of the survey were made public today by Aram Navasardyan, the chairman of the Armenian Marketing Association, which is the official representative of Gallup International Association in Armenia.

The study was conducted on  8-18 April in the format of personal interviews in all regions of Armenia and administrative districts of Yerevan involving 1,067 men and women of different ages. Also 73% of respondents said that Armenia should officially recognize Crimea as Russian territory.

About 92% of respondents were informed about developments in Ukraine and 77% disapproved them.
"The findings reflect Armenians’ sentiments concerning the peoples’ rights to expression of their will, “ said Navasardyan.

He said a similar problem exists in Armenia – it is the Karabakh conflict. 

"And although political analysts cite various reasons to prove similarities or differences between these two issues, ordinary people draw clear parallels between the two issues”, said Navasardyan. -0 

17:58 30.04.2014

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