IPM Sociological Service interviewed Georgian people about construction of large hydroelectric power stations in the
capital and in the regions.
the relevance of the topic, the study’s
results are not surprising which showed that the country’s residents, both in
the cities and in the villages, are informed about the problem.
turned out that 79% of respondents are informed about this topic, while the awareness in
cities is higher than in rural areas - 85% and 70% respectively.
The level of awareness about the problems with the HPPs construction depends on the age of the respondents - 76% of citizens
are informed about the problem in the 18-29
age group, 79%- in the 30-39 age group, 84% - in the age group over 40. -
the frames of the survey, respondents expressed their opinion on how useful the
construction of large hydropower plants is for the country - 33% of respondents
considered the construction of hydropower plants useful, 31% - harmful, 36%
have no clear opinion on this matter.
results also differ in places of residence - 24% of townspeople support the
construction of hydropower plants while in the villages - 49%.
of respondents form their opinion about the
dangers and benefits of large hydropower projects based on assessments of the
non-governmental sector and ecologists. 68% believe that the opinion of those
who live in these areas should be taken into account.