Almost half of Armenia’s population would leave if could – poll

14:51 • 01.09.16



A poll conducted by the Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor office showed a considerable increase in the number of people wishing to leave Armenia over the last three years.

Specifically, 36% of the respondents gave a positive answer to the question: “Would you leave Armenia to settle down in another country you could?” in 2014. In 2015, this figure was 39% and is 42% this year.

Ruben Sargsyan, expert for the Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor office, presented the poll results at a discussion ‘Northward or westward.’

On the other hand, the number of respondents that gave a negative answer to the same question has remained unchanged since 2014 - 33%.

Asked about Armenia’s future, 22% of the residents said “nothing is changing.”





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