ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS COVID-19 VACCINATION IN SELECTED CAREC COUNTRIES (GEORGIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, MONGOLIA, PAKISTAN, TAJIKISTAN, AND UZBEKISTAN)
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has triggered a global health emergency, which has quickly morphed into an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions, not seen since WWII. Loss of lives and the mounting economic woes have affected the livelihood of millions of people throughout the world. Securing broad and effective immunization programs for the population is vital, not only for preserving health and lives, but also for ensuring robust economic recovery in the CAREC region. Well-designed methods and channels of distribution of vaccines must include well-selected information for the public as key for success. The CAREC Institute together with the Public Opinion Research Institute (Kazakhstan) conducted population polls about attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccinations in seven CAREC countries: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Below is a presentation with the research results and a link to the Russian and English versions of the analytical report.
The Public Opinion Research Institute conducted the first wave in the summer of 2020. 1035 respondents were interviewed.
Results published on the website of the Austrian Social Science Data Archive (AUSSDA):
COVID-19 pandemic covered almost the whole world and became a threat to the health of billions of people, including in Kazakhstan. Since March 16, 2020, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym Zhomart Tokayev, a state of emergency has been declared in the country. Since May 19 a quarantine regime has been introduced. The Public Opinion Research Institute regularly monitors the spread of coronavirus and its impact on Kazakhstan's society. For these purposes, the Institute conducted a survey of the population of Nur-Sultan on the attitude to coronavirus and the mode of life under quarantine. We bring to your attention an analytical report on the results of the research.