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96.4% of residents of Tajikistan are satisfied with the development of their state!

In 2017 The Central Asia Barometer (CAB) launched a new survey project in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The goal of the project is to obtain a reliable reading of public opinion in several countries of Central Asia with fieldwork conducted simultaneously.

Central Asia Barometer conducts two waves of the research per year. Wave 1 was implemented in June-July of 2017, with the results completely available by now. Wave 2 has been completed in November of 2017.


The survey is conducted with a sample size of 1,500 interviews in each country and reflects attitudes of adults 18+.

A combination of stratification and cluster sampling was utilized to obtain a nationally representative sample of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and

Uzbekistan. For each country, all regions were included in the sample frame and had a possibility of selection.

Margin of error of the survey not exceeds 2.5%, with a confidence level of 95%.

Data collection methodology

The survey is carried out via face-to- face (F2F) interviewing using tablet computers (Tablet assisted personal interviewing).

Interviewers use a Kish grid or Table of Random Numbers to select individual respondents within an eligible household.

Standard questionnaire is used in all four countries. The questionnaire includes mostly close-ended questions, with average length of interview not exceeding 20 min.

Quality Control

To ensure the highest quality of data, CAB implements rigid quality control system. Quality control procedures include direct observations by supervisors, back checks by phone, post-field review of audio files. All completed interviews are subject to logical control for proper administration prior to data entry. Additionally, 100% of cases are subject to back check via GPS control.


The data are weighted in all countries to adjust for minor statistical imbalances, via post stratification weighting. The weight variables used in all four countries are the same: gender, age and type of residence (urban/rural).

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