According to a recent public opinion survey conducted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the monthly family income of approximately 50% of the public in Georgia is less than 500 GEL.NDI also asked people about their employment status. 60% of respondents consider themselves as unemployed and 40% as employed.
NDI asked similar questions about employment status in the previous surveys in 2010-2017. The number of people who consider themselves to be employed increased from 30% to 40%.
According to NDI, what respondents believe are the most critical issues in the country has not changed since 2009.The fieldwork for the survey was carried out from November 29th to December 19th, 2017 throughout the regions of Georgia, excluding the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. 2,298 face-to-face interviews were conducted based on a sampling selection. The NDI survey was conducted by CRRC-Georgia. The average margin of error is +/- 1.9%.