Public Opinion Research Institute was established in 2013 by a group of sociologists with a professional experience of over 17 years.

The Institutespecializes in the researchof public opinion, conducts marketing and other sociological research,both in Kazakhstanand abroad.Highly qualifiedexperts — sociologists of the Institutehaveresearch experienceinthe countries of CentralAsia, Western Europe, Russia, China, Mongolia, Turkey, USA, Canada, etc.

The Research Institute employees are also the members of international professional networks — European Society of Marketing Research Professionals ESOMAR (, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (ISA) (, the Union of Turkic-speaking Countries Sociologists, the International Society for Terrorism Research (USA).

In its research, Public Opinion Institute follows ESOMAR standards and norms (

The Institute has a permanent interview network in Kazakhstan and in Central Asian countries, has partnered with research institutions of CIS and other countries.

Special focus of the Public Opinion Institute is scientific work. Institute employees regularly participate in academic basic research and regularly publish articles in various scientific journals of the world. In partnership with a number of leading analytical structures of the world, go on training and exchange of experience in the specialized international organizations.

In addition, students, graduates and PhD candidates of leading universities of Kazakhstan and foreign countries have an internship in the Institute.

The regular edition of the Institute "INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH. Society. Politics. Economics" journal is released quarterly in three languages — Kazakh, Russian and English. The Editorial Board of the magazine includes 30 prominent scholars from 19 countries of the world.

Public Opinion Research Institute has a number of areas to discuss various problems, one of which — the expert discussions. Expert discussions held with key partner — the Centre for security programs, as well as with foreign and domestic researchers.

In the framework of the VII Astana Economic Forum (May 2014) was held the first panel session "The public perception of the Eurasian integration", organized by the Center for Integration Studies of the Eurasian Development Bank and the Public Opinion Research Institute.
Inter-ethnic relations
Socio-political situation
Language Situation
Religious Situation
Structure of the identities
Evaluation of public services
Level of corruption perception
Integration mood
Electoral behavior and mood
Migration processes
Adaptation and integration of repatriates (oralmans)
Labor migration: strategies and adaptation
Study of the media
Study of the Kazakh Diaspora
Extremism and terrorism
The country's image
Social feeling of the business environment (business surveys)
The Public Opinion Research Institute uses a variety of data collection methods in its work
To solve complex research problems, sociologists of the Institute develop new research methods, including methods of research in the form of sociological expeditions, using interdisciplinary methods.

Also one of the sociological developments of the Institute — the study of the Kazakh Diaspora, using a set of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
Research topics
Data collection methods
The Public Opinion Research Institute specializes in conducting social and marketing research, public opinion research.
Quantitative data collection methods:
Face-to-face interviews
Telephone interviews
Panel research

Qualitative data collection methods:
Focus groups
In-depth interviews
Narrative biographical interview
Desk research
Retail Measurement System
Mystery Shopping
Expert surveys
Expert international surveys
Director (2013-2016) and Founder
Scientific advisor to the project
PhD in Sociology
Executive director
Master of Sociology
Scientific advisor
Doctor of Social Sciences
Botagoz Rakisheva
Ainur Mazhitova
Aigul Sadvokassova
Aizhan Nurgaliyeva
Deputy Director for Financial and Administrative Affairs
Bachelor of Political Science
Gulden Ashkenova
Gulden Yemisheva
Kalamkas Yessimova
Damira Burina
Assel Aizhanova
Data Processing Manager
Master of Sociology
Field Work Manager
Master of Sociology
Master of Antropology and Ethnology
Field Work Department Assistant
Barchelor of Economic Studies
Master of Arts in International Relations
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Public Opinion Research Institute

Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, Е-49 street, 3/1, office 83
Phones: +7 7172 78 35 49, +7 7172 78 35 59, +7 7172 78 35 69