An annual survey by the European Union Neighbourhood Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood has revealed 84 percent of Georgians believe their country has “good relations” with the bloc.
Released on Friday, the survey Georgia - Perception of the European Union showed a nine point increase compared to the first poll in 2016.
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EU Neighbours East said the awareness of the EU’s financial support for Georgia had also risen “dramatically”, standing at 82 percent this year compared to 60 percent seven years ago.
The EU continued to be the “most trusted” international institution among Georgians, trusted by 78 percent of respondents - a 12 percent increase on 2016, it added.
A majority of 54 percent had a positive image of the EU, in contrast to three percent with a negative perception, while 82 percent were aware of the EU’s financial support for the country and 46 percent would welcome even more support in economic development and trade.
The survey was conducted in February and involved face-to-face interviews with 1,000 individuals across the country.