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Public Opinion Survey:

Residents of Moldova
September-October 2017
Detailed Methodology

The survey was coordinated by Dr. Rasa Alisauskiene from Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization on behalf of the Center
for Insights in Survey Research. The field work was carried out by Magenta Consulting.

Data was collected throughout Moldova (with the exception of Transnistria) between September 23 and October 17, 2017
through face-to-face interviews in respondents homes.

The sample consisted of 1,514 permanent residents of Moldova aged 18 and older and eligible to vote and is
representative of the general population by age, gender, education, region and settlement size.

A multistage probability sampling method was used, with random route and next birthday respondent selection
procedures.

Stage One: All districts of Moldova are grouped into 11 groups; all regions (with the exception of Transnistria)
were surveyed.
Stage Two: Selection of the settlements (cities and villages).
o Settlements were selected at random.
o The number of settlements selected in each region was proportional to the share of population living in the
particular type of the settlement in each region.
Stage Three: Primary sampling units were described.

Sampling frame: Moldova Statistical Databank. Weighting: Data weighted for 11 regional groups, urban/rural, and gender.

The margin of error does not exceed plus or minus 2.5 percent.

The response rate was 65 percent.

Charts and graphs may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

The survey was funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
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Mood of the Country
Generally speaking, do you think that things in Moldova are going
in the right direction or wrong direction?

Right direction Wrong direction Don't know/No answer


90%
83% 82%
79% 78%
80%
73% 74%

70% 66%
61%
58% 57% 58%
60% 54% 55% 54% 62%
53%
51%
51%
47% 47%
50% 45%
42%
40% 38% 41%
40% 38%
42% 41% 32%
30% 37%
34% 33% 32% 33%
30% 31%
20% 27%
19%
22% 21% 13% 11%
10% 17% 10% 16%
14% 15% 14% 15% 13% 14%
12% 11% 11% 12%
10%
8% 9% 9%
5% 5% 8% 5% 8% 6% 6%
0%
Nov-04
Mar-04

Apr-06

Nov-08
Mar-07

Apr-08

Jun-09

Nov-09

Feb-10

May-10

Sep-10

Feb-11

Aug-11

Dec-11

Jan-12

Jun-14

Sep-14

Oct-15

Mar-16

Sep-16

Mar-17

Oct-17
*In December 2014, news broke of a major banking scandal involving nearly $1 billion missing from three state banks.
**In 2016, Moldova conducted the first popular election of the president since 1996. Igor Dodon was elected in the second round
contest on November 13, 2016. 4
Are you satisfied with the pace of change in Moldova today?
I am satisfied; change is happening at the right pace
I am dissatisfied; change is not happening fast enough
I am dissatisfied; change is happening too fast
No change is taking place
Dont know/No answer

October 2017 4% 48% 7% 39% 2%

March 2017 10% 45% 9% 33% 3%

September 2016 3% 38% 7% 49% 3%

March 2016 4% 31% 15% 46% 4%

October 2015 1% 30% 15% 50% 4%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

5
Over the last 12 months, how has the economic situation in
Moldova changed?
Improved a lot Improved somewhat Stayed the same
Worsened somewhat Worsened a lot Don't know/No answer

October 2017 15% 45% 21% 16% 3%


March 2017 1% 16% 35% 29% 15% 3%
September 2016 1% 6% 25% 30% 35% 3%
March 2016 1% 6% 23% 32% 36% 2%
October 2015 4% 16% 34% 42% 4%
September 2014 6% 22% 24% 21% 19% 7%
June 2014 4% 20% 33% 23% 14% 6%
January 2012 2% 13% 31% 28% 22% 4%
December 2011 2% 15% 20% 31% 29% 3%
August 2011 5% 23% 34% 17% 18% 3%
February 2011 3% 25% 27% 22% 18% 5%
September 2010 5% 18% 28% 26% 17% 6%
May 2010 2% 14% 30% 30% 19% 5%
February 2010 2% 11% 24% 38% 21% 4%
November 2009 2% 8% 34% 39% 10% 7%
June 2009 1% 9% 22% 42% 20% 5%
November 2008 2% 20% 30% 28% 15% 5%
April 2008 2% 13% 30% 29% 20% 6%
March 2007 4% 24% 32% 27% 10% 4%
April 2006 3% 24% 36% 27% 5% 5%
November 2004 5% 26% 37% 22% 6% 4%
March 2004 3% 23% 37% 25% 9% 3%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
6
Over the last 12 months, how has the financial situation of your household
changed?
Improved a lot Improved somewhat Stayed the same
Worsened somewhat Worsened a lot Don't know/No answer

October 2017 12% 56% 19% 12% 1%


March 2017 1% 11% 53% 23% 10% 2%
September 2016 1%7% 42% 24% 23% 2%
March 2016 1% 5% 32% 33% 27% 2%
October 2015 4% 24% 33% 35% 4%
September 2014 4% 21% 38% 19% 15% 3%
June 2014 2% 18% 45% 24% 9% 2%
January 2012 2% 10% 41% 29% 15% 3%
December 2011 1% 13% 39% 28% 17% 2%
August 2011 4% 18% 43% 18% 14% 3%
February 2011 1% 16% 34% 31% 15% 3%
September 2010 4% 14% 36% 29% 14% 4%
May 2010 1% 11% 42% 29% 15% 2%
February 2010 1% 8% 36% 36% 16% 4%
November 2009 1%7% 46% 34% 9% 3%
June 2009 1% 9% 32% 36% 17% 5%
November 2008 1% 15% 39% 27% 14% 4%
April 2008 2% 11% 37% 25% 16% 9%
March 2007 3% 19% 41% 23% 9% 5%
April 2006 2% 25% 44% 22% 5%1%
November 2004 4% 23% 47% 20% 5%1%
March 2004 2% 16% 48% 22% 10% 1%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
7
In your opinion, how will the economic situation of Moldova
change in the next 12 months?
Improve a lot Improve somewhat Stay the same Worsen somewhat Worsen a lot Don't know/No answer

October 2017 1% 20% 42% 14% 8% 15%

March 2017 4% 27% 32% 19% 7% 11%

September 2016 1% 13% 35% 20% 17% 14%

March 2016 2% 14% 34% 21% 19% 10%

October 2015 1% 6% 21% 30% 32% 10%

September 2014 11% 27% 24% 11% 12% 15%

June 2014 6% 24% 29% 17% 7% 17%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

8
What are the most important problems that Moldova is facing at
the moment?
(Respondents permitted to supply three spontaneous answers)
Low income/Pensions 42%
Unemployment 36%
Corruption 28%
Emigration 15%
Poverty 14%
High prices/Inflation 12%
Bad government 11%
Economic crisis 9%
Roads 7%
Government indifference 5%
Healthcare 4%
Expensive utilities/Housing 4%
Citizen indifference 3%
Conflicts between politicians 3%
Political crisis 3%
Low standard of living 3%
Expensive medicine 3%
Education 2%
Social assistance 2%
Crime 2%

0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%


9
What are the most important problems facing your village/town at
the moment?
(Respondents permitted to supply three spontaneous answers)
Roads 43%
Unemployment 18%
Cleanliness 12%
Water supply 10%
Insufficient street lighting 9%
Lack of public transport 8%
Low income/Pensions 7%
Emigration 7%
Bad mayor 6%
Lack of sanitation or sewerage 5%
Corruption 5%
Gas supply 5%
Expensive utilities/Housing 4%
High prices/Inflation 4%
School closing 3%
Traffic 3%
Lack of parks 3%
Bad infrastructure 3%
Healthcare system 3%
Poverty 2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%


10
What are the most important problems facing you and your
household?
(Respondents permitted to supply three spontaneous answers)

Low income/Financial problems 50%

Unemployment 16%

Health problems 12%

Emigration 8%

Expensive utilities/Housing 7%

High prices/Inflation 6%

No firewood 4%

Expensive medicine/Poor medical services 4%

Loneliness 3%

Poverty 3%

Poor social assistance 3%

Water supply 3%

Poor housing and utilities 2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%

11
How satisfied are you with the way democracy is developing in
Moldova?
Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Somewhat dissatisfied Very dissatisfied Don't know/No answer

October 2017 1% 17% 33% 44% 5%


March 2017 2% 24% 34% 37% 3%
September 2016 2% 12% 26% 54% 6%
March 2016 3% 11% 22% 58% 6%
October 2015 1% 7% 23% 66% 3%
September 2014 9% 31% 26% 26% 7%
June 2014 4% 41% 30% 16% 9%
January 2012 1% 18% 43% 27% 11%
December 2011 3% 23% 36% 29% 9%
August 2011 5% 25% 39% 22% 9%
February 2011 3% 29% 36% 21% 10%
September 2010 5% 23% 41% 24% 8%
May 2010 2% 27% 40% 21% 10%
February 2010 4% 22% 37% 27% 10%
November 2009 3% 27% 37% 20% 14%
June 2009 1% 16% 41% 25% 17%
November 2008 2% 21% 42% 20% 15%
April 2008 2% 17% 41% 24% 16%
March 2007 5% 21% 41% 18% 15%
April 2006 1% 25% 43% 14% 17%
November 2004 2% 26% 44% 14% 14%
March 2004 2% 24% 44% 17% 13%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
12
Which of these statements is closest to your point of view?
Our society needs serious reforms (structural and systemic change)
Our society needs gradual reforms which preserve the existing system
Our society has to be protected from the forces who want to change the current order
Don't know/No answer

October 2017 61% 17% 17% 5%

March 2017 60% 17% 13% 10%

September 2016 78% 9% 7% 6%

March 2016 74% 12% 6% 8%

October 2015 71% 14% 9% 6%

September 2014 58% 21% 11% 10%

June 2014 57% 24% 8% 11%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

13
If you could choose only one or the other, which is more important to
you: a democratic system of governance or a prosperous economy?
Democracy is definitely more important to me
Democracy is somewhat more important to me
Economic prosperity is somewhat more important to me
Economic prosperity is definitely more important to me
Dont know/No answer

October 2017 12% 7% 21% 54% 6%

March 2017 17% 9% 20% 50% 4%

September 2016 17% 6% 24% 43% 10%

March 2016 22% 13% 17% 40% 8%

October 2015 18% 7% 15% 53% 7%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

14
Views on Corruption
Do you consider the country to be governed in the interest of the
majority of people or the interest of some groups?
Majority of people Some groups Don't know/No answer

October 2017 5% 91% 4%

March 2017 7% 89% 4%

September 2016 5% 90% 5%

March 2016 17% 78% 5%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
16
How big of a problem is corruption in Moldova today?

It is a very big problem It is a big problem It is not a big problem


It is not an problem at all Don't know/No answer

October 2017 85% 11% 2%2%


March 2017 75% 19% 3%1% 2%
September 2016 89% 7%1%1%2%
March 2016 87% 8% 1%1%3%
October 2015 87% 8% 1%2%2%
September 2014 73% 18% 5%1%3%
June 2014 81% 14% 1%1%3%
January 2014 73% 21% 2% 3%
December 2011 80% 15% 2%1%2%
August 2011 61% 29% 3%1% 6%
February 2011 59% 33% 3%1%4%
September 2010 57% 31% 4%1% 7%
May 2010 53% 37% 4%1%5%
February 2010 58% 33% 4% 2%3%
November 2009 61% 31% 3% 5%
November 2008 62% 27% 4% 1% 6%
April 2008 60% 25% 5% 10%
March 2007 64% 26% 2% 8%
March 2006 66% 25% 3% 5%
November 2004 72% 24% 2%2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

17
What, in your opinion, is the greatest cause of corruption in
Moldova?
October 2017 March 2017

36%
Lack of government control and oversight
38%

27%
Poverty and necessity
25%

21%
The actions of business leaders and oligarchs
21%

9%
Education levels of citizens
11%

4%
Custom and history
2%

1%
Other
1%

3%
Don't know/No answer
2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%


18
Where, in your opinion, is corruption most present in Moldova?

October 2017 March 2017

30%
Parliament
20%
22%
Public servants (doctors, teachers, police)
25%
10%
Prime Minister and Cabinet
11%
9%
Business leaders/Oligarchs
13%
9%
Judicial branch
10%
7%
Political parties and party leadership
7%
4%
President
3%
3%
Local officials
2%
4%
Other
7%
3%
Don't know/No answer
2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%


19
In the past 12 months, how often, if ever, have you had to do a
favor, give a gift or pay a bribe in order to receive services?
Never 1 or 2 times 3-5 times More than 5 times Refused to answer Dont know/No answer

October 2017 67% 23% 4% 3% 2%1%

March 2017 59% 22% 6% 4% 8% 1%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

20
For whom did you do a favor, give a gift or pay a bribe in order to
receive services?
(Respondents who had to do this in the last 12 months; permitted to
supply three spontaneous answers)
October 2017 March 2017
(N=456) (N=478)

Doctor/Hospital employee 72%


63%
Educator/University Official 23%
25%
Police 14%
21%
Traffic patrol 5%
5%
Local government official 5%
5%
Kindergarten administrator 4%
4%
Civil servant 1%
2%
Border official 1%
2%
Judge 1%

Tax inspector 1%
1%
Other 6%
4%
Don't know/No answer 6%
10%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
21
Politics
How much interest do you have in politics?

Interested Medium interest Not interested Don't know/No answer


October 2017 27% 30% 41% 2%
March 2017 35% 34% 31%
September 2016 30% 29% 40% 1%
March 2016 31% 39% 29% 1%
October 2015 35% 30% 33% 2%
September 2014 34% 28% 35% 3%
June 2014 31% 29% 39% 1%
January 2012 28% 32% 38% 2%
December 2011 37% 33% 29% 1%
August 2011 29% 30% 40% 1%
February 2011 34% 29% 36% 1%
September 2010 32% 26% 41% 1%
May 2010 28% 29% 41% 2%
Feburary 2010 32% 31% 36% 1%
November 2009 30% 30% 39% 1%
June 2009 34% 30% 35% 1%
November 2008 22% 31% 46% 1%
April 2008 25% 29% 45% 2%
March 2007 21% 29% 49% 2%
March 2006 25% 26% 46% 3%
November 2004 23% 28% 48% 1%
March 2004 27% 31% 41% 2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

23
Are people in Moldova afraid to openly express their political views?
Majority are afraid Many are afraid Some are afraid Nobody is afraid Don't know/No answer

October 2017 43% 28% 12% 15% 2%


March 2017 24% 26% 27% 19% 3%
September 2016 39% 26% 17% 15% 3%
March 2016 42% 26% 19% 11% 2%
September 2014 17% 24% 30% 17% 12%
June 2014 27% 30% 24% 15% 4%
January 2012 28% 32% 28% 9% 3%
December 2011 31% 26% 23% 16% 4%
August 2011 34% 31% 18% 10% 7%
February 2011 25% 30% 22% 18% 5%
September 2010 31% 27% 19% 17% 6%
May 2010 25% 25% 24% 17% 8%
February 2010 30% 27% 24% 14% 5%
November 2009 30% 32% 22% 10% 6%
June 2009 30% 29% 19% 13% 9%
November 2008 26% 28% 24% 16% 6%
April 2008 29% 27% 22% 14% 8%
March 2007 28% 27% 20% 15% 10%
April 2006 23% 32% 26% 14% 5%
November 2004 25% 31% 25% 14% 5%
March 2004 27% 27% 25% 16% 4%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
24
Would you be willing to donate to the political party or political
movement you support?

1% 5%
10% 1%

Yes, single donation

Yes, monthly

No

No, I don't support any political party or movement

Dont know/No answer

83%

25
Which political party or political movement can most successfully
solve the economic and political problems Moldova is facing?
(Respondents permitted to supply one spontaneous answer)

Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (Greceanii) 25%

Political party Action and Solidarity (Sandu) 11%

Democratic Party of Moldova (Plahotniuc) 6%

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (Voronin) 2%

Political party "Dignity and Truth Platform (Nastase) 2%

Liberal Party (Ghimpu) 1%

Our Party (Usatii) 1%

Other 2%

None of the parties 37%

Dont know/No Answer 13%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40%

26
What is your opinion of the following Moldovan politicians or
members of the Moldovan government?
Favorable Unfavorable Have not heard of them Don't know/No answer

Igor Dodon 49% 48% 2%

Maia Sandu 39% 56% 2% 3%

Pavel Filip 38% 54% 4% 4%

Zinaida Greceanii 36% 53% 5% 6%

Andrei Nastase 31% 54% 8% 6%

Dorin Chirtoaca 29% 58% 6% 7%

Vladimir Voronin 27% 68% 1% 4%

Andrian Candu 24% 58% 13% 5%

Iurie Leanca 23% 66% 6% 5%

Renato Usatii 22% 71% 3% 4%

Ilan Shor 19% 64% 11% 6%

Vlad Plahotniuc 16% 78% 2%4%

Valentina Buliga 14% 61% 19% 6%

Mihai Ghimpu 12% 84% 1% 3%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

27
Which politicians or public figures do you trust the most?
(Respondents permitted to supply three spontaneous answers)

Igor Dodon 26%


Maia Sandu 15%
Andrei Nastase 6%
Pavel Filip 6%
Zinaida Grecianii 5%
Vladimir Plahotniuc 4%
Vladimir Voronin 3%
Renato Usatii 2%
Marian Lupu 2%
Andrian Candu 2%
Iurie Leanca 1%
Irina Vlah 1%
Dorin Chirtoaca 1%
Ilan Shor 1%
Other 11%
None 38%
Don't know/No answer 8%

0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%


28
What is your opinion of each of the following institutions?

Favorable Unfavorable Dont know/No answer

Moldovan Orthodox Church 65% 26% 9%


Romanian Orthodox Church 59% 28% 13%
Army 57% 35% 8%
Moldovan mass media 52% 40% 8%
Local authorities 49% 47% 4%
Education system 48% 46% 6%
Police authorities 40% 55% 5%
International Monetary Fund 39% 37% 24%
Presidents Office 38% 58% 4%
Healthcare system 36% 60% 4%
Central Bank 32% 50% 18%
Moldovan Government 29% 67% 4%
Central Electoral Commission 28% 53% 18%
Courts of justice 23% 63% 14%
Moldovan Parliament 19% 76% 4%
Political parties 14% 81% 5%

0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

29
Attitudes Toward the President,
Government and Local Authorities
Do you approve or disapprove of the activities of the President of
Moldova Igor Dodon?
Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Dont know/No answer

October 2017 26% 22% 14% 33% 4%

March 2017 31% 23% 15% 29% 2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

31
Do you approve or disapprove of the Filip government?

Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Dont know/No answer

October 2017 7% 29% 20% 35% 9%

March 2017 6% 22% 26% 39% 7%

September 2016 5% 20% 19% 42% 14%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

32
What is your opinion of the activities of each of the following
Moldovan ministries?
Positive Negative Dont know/No answer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration 50% 34% 16%

Ministry of Defense 47% 42% 11%

Ministry of Education, Culture and Research 45% 46% 8%

Ministry of Internal Affairs 42% 47% 11%

Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and


42% 50% 8%
Environment

Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection 34% 61% 5%

Ministry of Justice 21% 65% 14%

Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure 21% 66% 13%

Ministry of Finance 21% 66% 13%

0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

33
What are the most important problems that the Filip government
must solve?
(Respondents permitted to supply three spontaneous answers)

Wages/Pensions 35%
Job creation 29%
Tackling corruption 16%
Economic performance 8%
Emigration 7%
Roads 4%
Disconnect between the government and citizens 4%
Consumer prices 4%
Assitance to pensioners 3%
Low standard of living 3%
High price of utilities 3%
Social assistance 3%
Healthcare system 3%
Collaboration with the President 3%
Recovering the "stolen billion" 2%
Issues of public order 2%
Education system 2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40%


34
Do you approve or disapprove of the parliamentary majority led by
the Democratic Party?

8% 3%

18%

Strongly approve

Somewhat approve

Somewhat disapprove

Strongly disapprove
45% Dont know/No answer
26%

35
Do you think that the Moldovan Parliament is responsive to the
needs of citizens like you?
Yes, responsive Somewhat responsive Somewhat not responsive
Not responsive at all Don't know/No answer

October 2017 1% 14% 29% 53% 3%

March 2017 1% 13% 27% 57% 2%

September 2016 1% 7% 20% 70% 2%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

36
Do you approve or disapprove of the activities of your local
government (i.e. mayor, local councilors and raion councilors)?

4%

21%
18%

Strongly approve

Somewhat approve

Somewhat disapprove

Strongly disapprove

Dont know/No answer


21%

36%

*Below the central government, Moldova is divided administratively into 3 municipalities, 2 autonomous regions and 32 districts which
are referred to as raions. The raions are governed by a locally-elected council. 37
Parliamentary Elections
What is your opinion of the mixed election system, in which half
the deputies are elected on party lists and half in single-mandate
constituencies?
Strongly support Somewhat support Somewhat do not support
Strongly do not support Dont know/No answer

October 2017 21% 30% 15% 21% 13%

March 2017 21% 22% 18% 23% 16%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

39
How likely, if at all, are you to vote in the next parliamentary
elections?
Very likely Somewhat likely Somewhat unlikely Very unlikely Don't know/No answer

October 2017 60% 23% 7% 7% 3%

March 2017 62% 24% 8% 3% 3%

September 2016 61% 26% 5% 5% 3%

March 2016 75% 18% 3%2%1%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

40
How likely, if at all, are you to vote in the next parliamentary
elections?
(Disaggregated by age)
Very likely Somewhat likely Somewhat unlikely Very unlikely Don't know/No answer

18-29 years old


51% 29% 8% 7% 4%
(N=323)

30-49 years old


62% 21% 7% 7% 3%
(N=445)

50+ years old


63% 22% 6% 6% 3%
(N=746)

0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

41
If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday and the
following political parties participated in the election, for which
political party would you vote?
First choice Second choice

Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (Greceanii) 30% 3%

Political party Action and Solidarity (Sandu) 21% 5%

Democratic Party of Moldova (Plahotniuc) 8% 3%

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (Voronin) 4% 7%

Political party "Dignity and Truth Platform (Nastase) 4% 10%

Our Party (Usatii) 2% 6%

European Peoples Party of Moldova (Leanc) 2%3%

Liberal Party (Ghimpu) 1%1%

Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (Cibotaru) <1% <1%

Other 1%3%

None of the parties 6% 14%

Will not vote 5% 11%

Dont know/No answer 15% 33%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%


42
If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday and the
following political parties participated in the election, for which
political party would you vote?
(Likely voters: N=1,264)
Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (Greceanii) 34%

Political party Action and Solidarity (Sandu) 23%

Democratic Party of Moldova (Plahotniuc) 9%

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (Voronin) 4%

Political party "Dignity and Truth Platform (Nastase) 4%

Our Party (Usatii) 2%

European Peoples Party of Moldova (Leanc) 2%

Liberal Party (Ghimpu) 1%

Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (Cibotaru) <1%

Other 2%

None of the parties 3%

Will not vote 1%

Dont know/No answer 15%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40%


43
Have you seen any political activists working in your area in the last
12 months?

Yes No Don't know/No answer

October 2017 19% 78% 3%

March 2017 27% 70% 3%

September 2016 16% 81% 3%

March 2016 30% 63% 7%

October 2015 27% 66% 7%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

44
If so, which political party were the political activists in your area
from?
(Respondents who have seen political activists working in their area: N=296)

Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (Greceanii) 50%

Democratic Party of Moldova (Plahotniuc) 36%

Political party Action and Solidarity (Sandu) 21%

Our Party (Usatii) 17%

Liberal Party (Ghimpu) 12%

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (Voronin) 9%

Political party "Dignity and Truth Platform (Nastase) 8%

Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (Cibotaru) 8%

Socialist People's Party of Moldova (Stepaniuc) 3%

Green ecologist Party (Prohnitchi) 1%

European Peoples Party of Moldova (Leanc) 1%

Other 2%

Don't know/No answer 5%

0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

45
International Relations
How would you assess current relations between Moldova and each
of the following countries?
Good Neither good nor bad Bad Don't know/No answer

European Union 15% 12% 3%


70%

Romania 66% 14% 16% 4%

Russia 57% 18% 23% 2%

United States 52% 20% 12% 16%

Ukraine 50% 23% 20% 7%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

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Which of these countries do you consider to be the greatest
economic partner, political partner and threat for Moldova?

European Union Russia Romania Ukraine United States None Don't know/No answer
80%

70% 67% 66%

60% 58%
56%

50% 48%
46%

40% 36%

30% 28% 27% 28% 28%


23%
20% 19%
20%
16%

9%
10% 6% 7%
2% 3% 3%

0%
Economic partner Political partner Threat

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If Moldova could only join one international economic union, which
one should it be?
The European Union The Customs Union/Eurasian Union Other Dont know/No answer

October 2017 49% 38% 5% 8%

March 2017 42% 43% 8% 7%

September 2016 40% 43% 8% 9%

March 2016 43% 44% 4% 9%

October 2015 38% 45% 3% 14%

September 2014 46% 42% 1% 11%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

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If Moldova could only join one international economic union, which
one should it be?
(Disaggregated by Age)
The European Union The Customs Union/Eurasian Union Other Dont know/No answer

18-29 years old


65% 24% 3% 8%
(N= 323)

30-49 years old


51% 38% 5% 6%
(N= 445)

50+ years old


41% 44% 5% 10%
(N= 746)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

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If a referendum were held today on Moldova joining NATO, how
would you vote?
For Moldova joining NATO Against Moldova joining NATO Would not vote Dont know/No answer

October 2017 22% 43% 22% 13%

March 2017 27% 45% 18% 10%

September 2016 21% 42% 21% 16%

March 2016 16% 40% 24% 20%

October 2015 19% 35% 19% 27%

September 2014 31% 31% 15% 23%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

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What do you think the future of Transnistria should be?
An ordinary region of Moldova, without any autonomous status An autonomous entity within the state of Moldova
A part of the Russian Federation A part of Ukraine
Become independent Don't know/No answer

October 2017 70% 15% 3% 7% 5%


March 2017 60% 23% 4% 9% 3%
September 2016 60% 24% 3% 7% 6%
March 2016 48% 26% 7% 1% 13% 5%
October 2015 56% 26% 8% 2% 5% 3%
September 2014 60% 15% 8% 2% 11% 4%
June 2014 67% 16% 7% 1% 6% 3%
January 2012 66% 16% 7% >1% 7% 4%
December 2011 66% 17% 6% 1% 5% 4%
August 2011 61% 20% 6% 1% 8% 4%
February 2011 60% 18% 5%>1% 8% 9%
September 2010 65% 16% 3% 1% 7% 8%
May 2010 72% 12% 2% >1% 8% 6%
February 2010 68% 17% 4% 1% 5% 5%
November 2009 69% 18% 2%1% 5% 6%
November 2008 68% 19% 1% >1% 4% 7%
April 2008 65% 21% 2% 1% 4% 7%
March 2007 61% 21% 3% 4% 11%
April 2006 80% 12% 1%2% 4%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
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Sources of Information
Which of these sources do you use to gain political information?
October 2017 March 2017 September 2016

87%
TV news, programs 89%
90%
47%
Internet 45%
40%
34%
Relatives, friends 43%
25%
31%
Radio news, programs 41%
30%
18%
Articles in newspapers 28%
20%
15%
Social media 21%
11%
11%
Meetings with politicians 13%
7%
9%
Billboards, stands in the streets 15%
8%
8%
Work colleagues 14%
7%
8%
Leaflets, other free information by mail 17%
8%
6%
Articles in magazines 9%
5%
1%
Don't know/No answer
1%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
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Which television channels do you watch for political information?
(TV channels mentioned at least by 1% of respondents)

Prime TV 44%
Moldova 1 34%
Jurnal TV 24%
Publica TV 22%
Pro TV 21%
RTR 11%
Canal 3 11%
Sanson 8%
NTV 8%
Canal 2 6%
Canal 1 4%
Rossia 3%
TV8 2%
2+ 2%
Accent TV 2%
Realitatea TV 1%
TVR1 1%
1+1 1%
TV7 1%
Euronews 1%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%

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Which television channels do you watch for entertainment?
(TV channels mentioned at least by 1% of respondents)
Prime TV 25%
RTR 17%
NTV 16%
Moldova 1 13%
TNT 13%
Canal 3 12%
Sanson 11%
CTC 8%
Canal 2 8%
Pro TV 7%
Jurnal TV 6%
TV1000 5%
Publica TV 4%
Discovery 4%
Rossia 3%
2+ 2%
N4 2%
Canal 1 2%
1+1 1%
RenTV 1%
Acasa 1%
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%

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If you had to choose one, which of the following channels do you
watch most of the time?

Prime TV 20%

Moldova 1 12%

Jurnal TV 10%

RTR 7%

Pro TV 7%

TNT 6%

Canal 3 5%

NTV 5%

Publica TV 4%

Canal 2 4%

CTC 1%

Other 8%

I do not watch TV 7%

Don't know/No answer 5%

0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%

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How often do you use the internet?
Every day 5-6 days a week 3-4 days a week 1-2 days a week
Less often Never Don't know/No answer
October 2017 46% 4% 4% 3% 5% 38%

March 2017 40% 8% 6% 3% 6% 37%

September 2016 38% 6% 5% 3% 5% 42% 1%

March 2016 35% 6% 6% 3% 8% 41% 1%

October 2015 34% 6% 6% 4% 4% 46%

September 2014 33% 6% 6% 4% 3% 47% 1%

June 2014 32% 6% 6% 4% 3% 48% 1%

January 2012 23% 4% 4% 4% 11% 52% 2%

December 2011 23% 4% 4% 4% 8% 56% 2%

August 2011 18% 6% 7% 6% 14% 45% 4%

February 2011 17% 6% 8% 5% 12% 51% 1%

September 2010 18% 5% 5% 6% 11% 51% 3%

May 2010 13% 5% 8% 7% 13% 52% 2%

February 2010 15% 5% 7% 6% 12% 48% 6%

November 2009 12% 2% 4% 6% 12% 59% 4%

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
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Do you own a smart phone which can access the internet?
(Respondents who use the internet)

Yes No Dont know/No answer

October 2017
67% 32% 1%
(N=940)

March 2017
68% 30% 2%
(N=946)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

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Do you use any of the following social media sites?
(Respondents who use the internet)

October 2017 March 2017 March 2016


(N=940) (N=946) (N=699)

65%
Odnoklassniki 76%
72%
58%
Facebook 59%
47%
22%
Instagram 18%

18%
Vkontakte 18%
14%
5%
Twitter 5%
5%
6%
MoiMir 4%
8%
1%
LiveJournal 3%
1%
1%
Linkedin 1%
2%
14%
I dont use social media 13%
16%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%

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Demographics
Demographics
Men 47%

GENDER
Women 53%
18-29 21%
AGE 30-49 29%
50 and older 49%
Primary/Incomplete secondary 15%
EDUCATION

Secondary 28%
Vocational 32%
Higher/Incomplete higher 24%
Romanian 5%
Moldovan 79%
ETHNICITY

Russian 5%
Ukrainian 5%
Other 6%
Russian Orthodox 87%
RELIGION

Romanian Orthodox 10%


Other 1%
None 2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
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Demographics
Manager/Director/Patron 1%
Specialist 7%
Technician 1%
White collar 4%
Services/Trade 4%
Blue collar 9%
OCCUPATION

Unqualified worker 5%
Farmer 2%
Student 6%
Retired (not working) 33%
Housewife 7%
Unemployed/Looking for a job 16%
Unemployed/Not looking for a job 3%
Other 1%
No answer 1%
My salary or the income of enterprise or family farm 35%
BASIC SOURCES OF LIVELIHOOD

The salary or income of some of the members of my family 45%


Sale of products of the part-time farm 9%
Use of products of the part-time farm 41%
Social benefits 42%
The help of relatives/friends in the form of money/food/goods 10%
Something else 1%
No answer 3%
SETTLEMENT

Chisinau 22%
TYPE

Mid-sized/Small town 22%


Rural area 56%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
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