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All polls

 

March 14

According to your observations, has there been an increase in prices for food products by more than 20-30% since the beginning of the year?
1063 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1022 (96%)
  • No
     
    21 (1%)
  • I find it difficult to answer
     
    20 (1%)
March 1 2016

New Minister of Education and Science proposed to teach math’s and other technical subjects at schools and universities in English (similar to Kazakh-Turkish lyceums programs), otherwise we will be behind the whole world. Do you agree with it?
1451 people polled

  • Yes
     
    560 (38%)
  • No
     
    811 (55%)
  • I find it difficult to answer
     
    80 (5%)
February 23 2016

In your opinion, is criminal prosecution of Seitkazy Matayev, the chairman of the Kazakhstan Union of Journalists, the president of National press club, is a frame-up case?
1143 people polled

  • Yes
     
    679 (59%)
  • No
     
    190 (16%)
  • I find it difficult to answer
     
    274 (23%)
February 9 2016

Do you remember the surname of the deputy of the regional, city or district maslikhat whom you elected from your election district?
1832 people polled

  • Yes
     
    59 (3%)
  • No
     
    1773 (96%)
February 2 2016

Nursultan Abishevich announced that he personally checked and was convinced that the prices of essential food items became even lower compared to the last year's prices. Is the situation in the markets and shops where you go similar?
1991 people polled

  • Yes
     
    48 (2%)
  • No
     
    1874 (94%)
  • I find it difficult to answer
     
    69 (3%)
January 26 2016

Elections to Mazhilis (Parliament’s lower chamber) and Maslikhats (local councils) are scheduled on forthcoming March 20. Will you vote?
1764 people polled

  • Yes
     
    205 (11%)
  • No
     
    1446 (81%)
  • Can’t say for sure
     
    113 (6%)
January 19 2016

Are you expecting improvements in the economy of Kazakhstan this year?
1753 people polled

  • Yes
     
    244 (13%)
  • No
     
    1332 (75%)
  • I find it difficult to answer
     
    177 (10%)
January 12 2016

Have you got savings of more than 300,000 tenge. If yes in what currency are you keeping them?
1860 people polled

  • National
     
    302 (16%)
  • Foreign
     
    624 (33%)
  • No savings
     
    934 (50%)
January 5 2016

Kazakhstan is up to adopt Patriotism Act. Possibly it’s a coincidence that a similar by name act had been adopted in USA after the 11 September 2001 tragedy which virtually legalized phone-tapping and spying on all Internet users. In any case, are you happy your civil rights being limited in return for safety?
1178 people polled

  • Yes
     
    244 (20%)
  • No
     
    856 (72%)
  • No idea
     
    78 (6%)
December 29 2015

In general, 63% of the participants of our poll were satisfied with the year 2014. And what about 2015?
1039 people polled

  • Yes
     
    454 (43%)
  • No
     
    523 (50%)
  • I don't know
     
    62 (5%)
December 22 2015

The president of Independent association of businessmen Talgat Akuov suggests to introduce single currency - rouble in 5 EAEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia) in order not to waste 15-20 years for creation of single currency, as it was in Europe. Would you like such a gift for the new year?
1724 people polled

  • Yes
     
    631 (36%)
  • No
     
    985 (57%)
  • I don’t know
     
    108 (6%)
December 15 2015

Do you know the anthem of your republic? Can you sing it in a state language with the same inspiration that is sung by our famous athletes or kindergarten children?
1194 people polled

  • Yes
     
    647 (54%)
  • No
     
    547 (45%)
December 8 2015

Is the reduction of staff and working hours or salaries taking place in the organizations where either you or the members of your family work?
1362 people polled

  • Yes
     
    908 (66%)
  • No
     
    372 (27%)
  • I don’t know
     
    82 (6%)
December 1 2015

President instructed to remove “Integrated Accumulative Pension Fund” out of National Bank’s control and in 2016 to transfer pension assets to the management of private Kazakhstan or foreign companies. Is this a correct decision?
1247 people polled

  • Yes
     
    183 (14%)
  • No
     
    908 (72%)
  • I don't know
     
    156 (12%)
November 24 2015

On December 1, the country has a holiday and celebrates the Day of the First President. Will there be a worthy replacement found for Nursultan Abishevich?
1688 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1200 (71%)
  • No
     
    274 (16%)
  • I don't know
     
    214 (12%)
November 17 2015

It is expected that as of next year the price of ordinary loaf of bread will increase up to 100 tenge. Can your family budget endure that?
1607 people polled

  • Yes
     
    521 (32%)
  • No
     
    1086 (67%)
November 10 2015

New Chairman of National Bank let tenge “float freely”, in this regard, your forecast of dollar exchange rate for the next few months:
1662 people polled

  • Higher than 315 tenge
     
    966 (58%)
  • Within the range of 300-315
     
    427 (25%)
  • Lower than 300 tenge
     
    127 (7%)
  • I don't know
     
    142 (8%)
November 3 2015

After two scandalous criminal cases where the son and the father, the Governor of Pavlodar Oblast, are involved, does the latter have moral right to continue to hold his position?
1112 people polled

  • Yes
     
    63 (5%)
  • No
     
    999 (89%)
  • I don't know
     
    50 (4%)
October 27 2015

The head of National Bank admitted that during a short period of time banks received 2 trillion tenge (one of sources is ENPF - Integrated Accumulative Pension Fund) that they bought dollars with. The next trillion tenge from pension fund of Kazakhstan citizens they promise to spend "correctly" – to aid state companies and again banks. Perhaps, it is high time for this government “to retire with a sense of a job well done”?
1420 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1337 (94%)
  • No
     
    37 (2%)
  • I don't know
     
    46 (3%)
October 20 2015

President Nazarbayev stated that from lowering prices on oil, metals, coal “A real crisis is coming, much stronger than in 2007-2009”. Could Kazakhstan have avoided that?
1595 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1140 (71%)
  • No
     
    331 (20%)
  • I don't know
     
    124 (7%)
October 13 2015

In Kazakhstan they started to release convicted inmates who were condemned for not so serious crimes (theft, robbery, homicide by negligence, etc.) before expiration of their prison term. Conditions for consideration of a case in court are as follows: certificate of good conduct from prison administration, compensation of damage to victims and payment of about 180 thousand tenge into state budget for every year of an early release. Do you support this innovation in the law?
1301 people polled

  • Yes
     
    361 (27%)
  • No
     
    834 (64%)
  • I don't know
     
    106 (8%)
October 6 2015

Maslikhat Deputy of South Kazakhstan Oblast (Region) Amanulla Ramankul proposed to resolve the issue of wedding motorcades with paid traffic police cars’ escort instead of putting under a ban. Are you for it?
1223 people polled

  • Yes
     
    342 (27%)
  • No
     
    836 (68%)
  • I don't know
     
    45 (3%)
September 29 2015

Giving his speech in New York, Nursultan Abishevich proposed to create supranational world currency and to move UN headquarters from America to Asia. Will the community of nations accept these and other initiatives of Kazakhstan?
1287 people polled

  • Yes
     
    126 (9%)
  • No
     
    1057 (82%)
  • I don't know
     
    104 (8%)
September 22 2015

Changing the names of the countries in the well-known expression, the Defense Minister I. Tasmagambetov said: “Russia has neither permanent allies, nor permanent enemies – and China is just in the same situation”. Is it true that we are surrounded by "Not quite a friend, not quite an enemy, but just"?
1193 people polled

  • Yes
     
    825 (69%)
  • No
     
    243 (20%)
  • I don't know
     
    125 (10%)
September 15 2015

Head of state without any discussion in the society gave the second, informal, name to Kazakhstan – Uly Dala Eli (the Country of the Great Steppe). Do you like it?
2723 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1312 (48%)
  • No
     
    1282 (47%)
  • I don't know
     
    129 (4%)
September 8 2015

President Nazarbayev says people can easily survive without expensive cars, fancy clothes from the West and food. In your opinion, have most of Kazakhstan citizens known, before he mentioned it, that ‘foie gras’ was a fat liver of a goose or a duck?
1723 people polled

  • Yes
     
    162 (9%)
  • No
     
    1441 (83%)
  • I don't know
     
    120 (6%)
September 1 2015

Free of charge school books are provided to children from poor families, orphans and those left without parental care. The rest are provided too but if available at school libraries. If not, they buy books at shops. 647M tenge were allocated for books this year in Atyrau Oblast. Did you manage to get free/buy full book set?
776 people polled

  • Yes
     
    229 (29%)
  • No
     
    353 (45%)
  • Yes, but not all books
     
    194 (25%)
August 25 2015

It is expected that during the forthcoming presidential in September to Atyrau, the governor may be substituted. If this happens, who do you think will head the region?
1651 people polled

  • Someone from Imangali Tasmagambetov’s old team
     
    694 (42%)
  • Someone from Baktykozha Izmukhambetov’s team
     
    73 (4%)
  • A local person with no ties to any team
     
    505 (30%)
  • A person from the capital or other region
     
    379 (22%)
August 18 2015

Is it necessary to hold meetings in your organizations (at the plants, in educational institutions, in the communities) with the groups carrying out information-propaganda activity who do religion related awareness-raising work on the territory of the region?
1092 people polled

  • Yes
     
    531 (48%)
  • No
     
    501 (45%)
  • I don't know
     
    60 (5%)
August 11 2015

Right three years ago – on August 15, 2012 – Baktykozha Izmukhambetov was appointed the governor of Atyrau Oblast. What is your evaluation of the work done during his time in office?
2083 people polled

  • Excellent
     
    73 (3%)
  • Good
     
    130 (6%)
  • Satisfactory
     
    597 (28%)
  • Bad
     
    1283 (61%)
August 4 2015

Nursultan Abishevich called for overall cost saving. Would you also relate these words to expenses for weddings, anniversaries and funeral banquets?
1067 people polled

  • Yes
     
    589 (55%)
  • No
     
    413 (38%)
  • I don't know
     
    65 (6%)
July 28 2015

After years of negotiations president Nazarbayev signed a protocol on accession of Kazakhstan to the World Trade Organization. Officially the country will become the 162nd member of WTO by late 2015. Do you think this is beneficial?
1017 people polled

  • Yes
     
    432 (42%)
  • No
     
    357 (35%)
  • I don't know
     
    228 (22%)
July 21 2015

An Internet campaign has been launched in a bid to cancel a communal services decision to raise tap water tariffs by 50% starting August 1 in Atyrau. Do you think this action will be successful?
1315 people polled

  • Yes
     
    335 (25%)
  • No
     
    871 (66%)
  • No idea
     
    109 (8%)
July 14 2015

The President does everything that our country became recognized in the world. In this regard could the expenses for hosting such international events in 2017 such as EXPO and Universiade be justified?
1238 people polled

  • Yes
     
    160 (12%)
  • No
     
    993 (80%)
  • I don't know
     
    85 (6%)
July 7 2015

In last year's poll 50% of readers of our website answered that they or someone in their family observes Oraza (fasting). Fasting in Islam this year again fell on the hot period of summer. Do you or your relatives pass through this test of body and spirit?
1047 people polled

  • Yes
     
    568 (54%)
  • No
     
    479 (45%)
June 30 2015

Abnormal hot weather remains from the middle of June. According to weather forecasters, air temperature in the city is 42 degrees C at max. Meanwhile household thermometers behind windows show more than 50 degrees C. Do you trust the official weather forecasts?
1473 people polled

  • Yes
     
    171 (11%)
  • No
     
    1245 (84%)
  • I don't know
     
    57 (3%)
June 23 2015

In last year's June poll 63% of our website readers answered that they don’t have money for vacations. Have your financial situation improved, are you planning to have vacations this summer and where?
1273 people polled

  • In Kazakhstan
     
    189 (14%)
  • In CIS states
     
    119 (9%)
  • In non-CIS states
     
    100 (7%)
  • Again there is no money for vacations
     
    865 (67%)
June 16 2015

The more person earns, the more taxes he/she pays to the budget. So, is there a logic in speeches and actions of some Parliament deputies and ministers who try to cancel free textbooks and who already cancelled free school lunches since September 1 of this year for all junior school pupils for the purpose of budget economy and “prevention” of such privileges for children from better-off families?
853 people polled

  • Yes
     
    79 (9%)
  • No
     
    720 (84%)
  • I don't know
     
    54 (6%)
June 9 2015

Unified National Testing has been closed. Where do your young relatives - graduates plan to study?
899 people polled

  • In local Uni
     
    173 (19%)
  • In other city in Kazakhstan
     
    254 (28%)
  • In CIS
     
    166 (18%)
  • In foreign countries
     
    164 (18%)
  • So far nowhere. Either work or service in the army
     
    142 (15%)
June 2 2015

Mesh fencing installed up to the river near the state residence building hinders the Atyraulians to go for evening walks and access from one part of the city to another along the river embankment. The Governor explains that inconvenience was caused due to safety requirements, including the safety of top state officials. Should the authorities seek for compromise solution - for e.g. block the river embankment only during visits of the high guest?
1298 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1161 (89%)
  • No
     
    110 (8%)
  • I don't know
     
    27 (2%)
May 26 2015

Do schools collect money from your children to arrange graduation proms and buy presents for teachers? If yes, in what amounts?
1132 people polled

  • No, they don’t
     
    101 (8%)
  • They do, but I won’t give
     
    95 (8%)
  • 5000-25000 tenge
     
    512 (45%)
  • 30000-50000 tenge
     
    206 (18%)
  • Over 50000 tenge
     
    218 (19%)
May 19 2015

National Security Committee’s task force on May 14 detained Y. Golyshkin, the editor of Pavlodar newspaper "Versiya". On May 16, court sanctioned his arrest for 2 months. It appeared he did his own investigation of rape circumstances that took place in Governor's state residence, where Governor’s son appears as witness. The journalist, famous for his critiques, was arrested on suspicion in blackmailing and extortion of money from Governor. Could it be a special-order revenge of regional administration?
1189 people polled

  • Yes
     
    902 (75%)
  • No
     
    143 (12%)
  • I don't know
     
    144 (12%)
May 12 2015

Do you think that in the administrative police building of Internal Affairs Department they should introduce electronic queue system for the procedures connected with processing of motor transport paperwork?
1331 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1249 (93%)
  • No
     
    44 (3%)
  • I don't know
     
    38 (2%)
May 5 2015

Recently Atyrau Oblast won the first place in rating of medicine development, although last year it was on the13th place. Astana was on the 10th place, the Almaty doctors won the "bronze". Experts rated according to indicators of life expectancy, mortality rate from injuries, accidents and poisonings, from road accidents, tuberculosis and blood circulatory system diseases. And in reality did anything drastically change in medicine compared to last year?
1207 people polled

  • Yes
     
    78 (6%)
  • No
     
    985 (81%)
  • I don't know
     
    144 (11%)
April 28 2015

Newly elected president N. Nazarbayev intends "to create a professional non-corrupt government... only those eligible would pass...". Will he be able to achieve this?
1420 people polled

  • Yes
     
    167 (11%)
  • No
     
    1091 (76%)
  • I don't know
     
    162 (11%)
April 21 2015

On April 26 early elections of the President of Kazakhstan took place. Who out of three candidates did you vote for?
1453 people polled

  • Koussainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich
     
    218 (15%)
  • Nazarbayev Nursultan Abishevich
     
    1036 (71%)
  • Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich
     
    199 (13%)
April 14 2015

According to N. Nazarbayev, the middle class person is the one who "has a sufficient work, a house, a family, a vehicle, and can have a good rest, gives his/her children good education, etc... Such middle class persons should constitute at least 50%, but we have only 25-30% so far". Are you included into this number?
1745 people polled

  • Yes
     
    543 (31%)
  • No
     
    1024 (58%)
  • It isn't sure
     
    178 (10%)
April 7 2015

Early elections of the Kazakhstan President will take place on April 26. Are you or the members of your family intending to take part in vote?
1346 people polled

  • Yes
     
    525 (39%)
  • No
     
    698 (51%)
  • I don't know
     
    123 (9%)
March 31 2015

It’s been several years since the owners of trampolines, attractions, sellers of sweets and soft drinks can't getn official permit to work at city squares and walkways. Does your family need their services?
1302 people polled

  • Yes
     
    470 (36%)
  • No
     
    770 (59%)
  • I don't know
     
    62 (4%)
March 24 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a common currency for the Eurasian Economic Union. Are you ready to refuse tenge in favour of new currency?
1552 people polled

  • Yes
     
    518 (33%)
  • No
     
    945 (60%)
  • I don’t know
     
    89 (5%)
March 17 2015

All complaints of the condemned in ex-governor’s case the regional court appeal board has left without satisfaction. It is possible to appeal against the sentence in several other instances, but is there a hope that it may be changed?
747 people polled

  • Yes
     
    154 (20%)
  • No
     
    496 (66%)
  • I don't know
     
    97 (12%)
March 10 2015

Kazakhstan businessmen complain that the flow of cheap goods from Russia ruins their businesses, and ask the government to impose a ban on their import or customs duties. Should these measures be applied for protection of domestic producer?
1464 people polled

  • Yes
     
    265 (18%)
  • No
     
    1135 (77%)
  • I don't know
     
    64 (4%)
March 3 2015

Campaign for immunization from measles has already laid on a hospital bed over one hundred children throughout the country, including Atyrau. In this connection the immunization was postponed until May 4. If this inoculations are recognized as necessary for the health of our children, will you agree to vaccinate your child?
1324 people polled

  • Yes
     
    137 (10%)
  • No
     
    1081 (81%)
  • I don't know
     
    106 (8%)
February 24 2015

Do you support the idea of holding early presidential elections in Kazakhstan?
1576 people polled

  • Yes
     
    359 (22%)
  • No
     
    1070 (67%)
  • I don’t know
     
    147 (9%)
February 17 2015

President Nazarbayev urged citizens to support domestic producer by buying Kazakhstan-made products only. Will you do that?
1502 people polled

  • Yes
     
    688 (45%)
  • No
     
    814 (54%)
February 10 2015

A $1.8bn pipeline contract for Kashagan field without a twinge of conscience has been given to the same company whose shares belong to Italians and two well-known officials in Astana. Is there a sign of lobbying interests using official positions?
1424 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1334 (93%)
  • No
     
    44 (3%)
  • No opinion
     
    46 (3%)
February 3 2015

On January 30, the First Deputy Prime Minister B. Sagintayev announced that for cheap goods from the Russian Federation the border will remain open, and that devaluation of tenge won't happen. Will Kazakhstan economy withstand such competition?
1129 people polled

  • Yes
     
    258 (22%)
  • No
     
    744 (65%)
  • I don't know
     
    127 (11%)
January 27 2015

Medical help (including urgent operations), in case of emergencies, must be provided immediately, in other cases a medical practitioner should put you on a waiting list in hospitalizing portal bureau after completion of required medical tests. Are you happy with such system?
1030 people polled

  • Yes
     
    259 (25%)
  • No
     
    726 (70%)
  • I don't know
     
    45 (4%)
January 20 2015

Kazakh government is debating whether to extend the school program up to 12 years. Do you think children need more school years?
1433 people polled

  • Yes
     
    47 (3%)
  • No
     
    1374 (95%)
  • No opinion
     
    12 (0%)
January 13 2015

Do you approve the changes recently entered into the Road traffic rules?
1286 people polled

  • Yes
     
    343 (26%)
  • No
     
    871 (67%)
  • I don't know
     
    72 (5%)
January 6 2015

Will the quality of life of Kazakhstan citizens improve in 2015 after the entry into the EEU (Eurasian Economic Union)?
1056 people polled

  • Yes
     
    249 (23%)
  • No
     
    580 (54%)
  • I don't know
     
    227 (21%)
December 29 2014

As of January 1, we will live in EEU (Eurasian Economic Union). Do you know, at least, one or two basic contract provisions of this union signed by the President and approved by the Parliament?
1117 people polled

  • Yes
     
    110 (9%)
  • No
     
    1007 (90%)
December 23 2014

On the whole, are you happy with 2014 departing year?
1059 people polled

  • Yes
     
    672 (63%)
  • No
     
    313 (29%)
  • I don’t know
     
    74 (6%)
December 16 2014

While celebrating the Independence Day of Kazakhstan how do you see the future of our republic? Will it be:
835 people polled

  • Presidential?
     
    377 (45%)
  • Presidential-parliamentary?
     
    196 (23%)
  • Parliamentary?
     
    262 (31%)
December 9 2014

ENPF (“Integrated Accumulative Pension Fund”) consolidated in 2014 “inherited” hundreds of billions of default pension fund losses. Do you monitor the movement of money on your account since then?
792 people polled

  • Yes
     
    263 (33%)
  • No
     
    529 (66%)
December 2 2014

Should circulation of dollar, euro and other foreign currencies be limited on the territory of Kazakhstan after it joins EurAsEC on January 1, 2015?
1077 people polled

  • Yes
     
    399 (37%)
  • No
     
    597 (55%)
  • I don’t know
     
    81 (7%)
November 25 2014

The weather is cold. Are you happy with the service of Heat and Power Station and heat transfer vendors?
900 people polled

  • Yes
     
    379 (42%)
  • No
     
    521 (57%)
November 18 2014

Among the convicted defendants in the ex-governor’s case two of his deputies have been sentenced to heavy terms of imprisonment (15 and 12 years). In your opinion, are the law enforcement bodies of Kazakhstan really searching their former boss?
1247 people polled

  • Yes
     
    62 (4%)
  • No
     
    1063 (85%)
  • I don’t know
     
    122 (9%)
November 11 2014

Experts talk about information security of the country, zombieing of the population by foreign mass media. For example, what TV channels do you and your children mainly watch?
1199 people polled

  • Kazakhstani
     
    296 (24%)
  • Russian
     
    722 (60%)
  • Other channels
     
    181 (15%)
November 4 2014

Some Kazakhstan psychologists believe that you shouldn't send child to the first grade at age 6. Do you agree with this?
1282 people polled

  • Yes
     
    697 (54%)
  • No
     
    495 (38%)
  • I don't know
     
    90 (7%)
October 28 2014

All 22 defendants in the ex-governor Bergei Ryskaliyev’s organized crime case have made their final statements. The verdict is out on November 10. At that the court did not review materials related to the governor himself and other wanted figures. The sounding process lasted as open as possible – Ak Zhaik produced 41 detailed articles about the case available at the website. Do you think the defendants deserve the prison terms – from 8 to 18 years - proposed by prosecutors?
1401 people polled

  • Yes
     
    535 (38%)
  • No
     
    607 (43%)
  • No idea
     
    259 (18%)
October 21 2014

Doctors saved a worker from Kashagan D island after severe “poisoning with products of combustion of oil products”. Although the patient had every sign of hydrogen sulfide impact, they had no authority and opportunity to issue an exact diagnosis due to absence of a chemical-toxicological laboratory at the regional hospital. Did you ever experience symptoms of poisoning after night emissions from plants located in Atyrau?
990 people polled

  • Yes
     
    692 (69%)
  • No
     
    171 (17%)
  • I don't know
     
    127 (12%)
October 14 2014

In Ak Zhaik newspaper’s poll conducted in June, 86 % of 1120 people expressed negative attitude towards Winter Olympic Games-2022 to be held in Almaty. Their argument was that the country budget will take a sufficient load from EXPO and winter Universiade-2017. Recently in Internet there was a petition of Almaty citizens, signed by 800 people, who were against the Olympic Games to be held in their city. Thomas Bach, IOC president arrived to Almaty to reassure the pessimists. Is people’s poll necessary?
1096 people polled

  • Yes
     
    981 (89%)
  • No
     
    97 (8%)
  • I don't know
     
    18 (1%)
October 7 2014

Weddings in all the regions of Kazakhstan are held according to the similar scenario (the only unique feature of Atyrau - weddings start 3 hours later than planned). Would you get into debts or take a loan in order “to keep up with the Joneses”?
1413 people polled

  • Yes
     
    397 (28%)
  • No
     
    861 (60%)
  • I don't know
     
    155 (10%)
September 30 2014

This year Atyrau is hosting the 11th Forum of Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum attended by presidents of the two countries. On the occasion, the city has been cleaned up, roads repaired and fuel is available at every gas station. Do you think it will continue this way after the forum ends?
1373 people polled

  • Yes
     
    116 (8%)
  • No
     
    1092 (79%)
  • No idea
     
    165 (12%)
September 23 2014

Have your children visited any theater, museum or art gallery this year?
1117 people polled

  • Yes
     
    158 (14%)
  • No
     
    959 (85%)
September 16 2014

The government intends to transfer the functions of the state construction acceptance inspections to independent experts as of July, 2015. Is this a correct decision?
853 people polled

  • Yes
     
    218 (25%)
  • No
     
    528 (61%)
  • I don't know
     
    107 (12%)
September 9 2014

Despite Education Ministry’s assurance that all schools would be provided with free-of-charge course-books in full, parents still stand long lines in bookstores. How much did you spend on course-books this year?
898 people polled

  • Up to 5000 KZT
     
    94 (10%)
  • 5000-10000 KZT
     
    209 (23%)
  • 10000 or more
     
    502 (55%)
  • Got all books for free
     
    93 (10%)
September 2 2014

A campaign on legalization of property started on September 1 in Kazakhstan. Have you got anything to legalize?
1048 people polled

  • Yes
     
    103 (9%)
  • No
     
    945 (90%)
August 26 2014

Do you think the Kazakh language is taught properly in Russian language schools in Kazakhstan?
1097 people polled

  • Yes
     
    182 (16%)
  • No
     
    718 (65%)
  • No idea
     
    197 (17%)
August 19 2014

The Constitution Day of Kazakhstan – August 30 - falls on Saturday this year. Good that the country will have three days off on the occasion, but did you ever read the document of which adoption we are to celebrate?
1100 people polled

  • Yes
     
    342 (31%)
  • No
     
    758 (68%)
August 12 2014

Last week there was just another reorganization of the government in Astana. In your opinion, was it necessary?
921 people polled

  • Yes
     
    340 (36%)
  • No
     
    423 (45%)
  • I don't know
     
    158 (17%)
August 5 2014

Last week people rushed to buy foreign currencies, but the panic was over nothing. Do you think that until the end of the year the tenge/dollar exchange rate will go beyond 200KZT/USD mark?
1473 people polled

  • Yes
     
    802 (54%)
  • No
     
    467 (31%)
  • I don't know
     
    204 (13%)
July 29 2014

Do you approve the introduction of a single currency on EAEU territory?
2246 people polled

  • Yes
     
    561 (24%)
  • No
     
    1574 (70%)
  • I don't know
     
    111 (4%)
July 22 2014

Is it easy to find a well paid job in Atyrau good enough to feed your family and pay for children’s education?
1673 people polled

  • Yes
     
    193 (11%)
  • No
     
    1364 (81%)
  • I don’t know
     
    116 (6%)
July 15 2014

Some citizens and guests of Atyrau complain that mosquitoes are biting them. Are you personally concerned with this problem?
1859 people polled

  • Yes
     
    1737 (93%)
  • No
     
    122 (6%)
July 8 2014

This year's fasting in Islam – Oraza falls on the hottest period - from June 28 to July 27. Fasting is a must for everybody including those who don't pray 5 times a day. The main condition is to abstain from food and water from dawn to sunset. Are you personally or anybody in your family is going through this test of body and spirit this year?
1272 people polled

  • Yes
     
    636 (50%)
  • No
     
    636 (50%)
July 1 2014

RoK Agency for Religious Affairs is developing a draft law banning the religious organizations to register the relations between men and women according to their canons without a marriage certificate. Is such law necessary?
886 people polled

  • Yes
     
    593 (66%)
  • No
     
    236 (26%)
  • I don't know
     
    57 (6%)
June 24 2014

Did your family receive at least once free, good-quality medical service? If it did, then where?
1256 people polled

  • No
     
    805 (64%)
  • In district hospital
     
    23 (1%)
  • In Atyrau
     
    281 (22%)
  • In Almaty
     
    52 (4%)
  • In Astana
     
    50 (3%)
  • In other cities of Kazakhstan
     
    45 (3%)
June 17 2014

What are your holiday plans for this summer?
1399 people polled

  • Spend in Kazakhstan
     
    187 (13%)
  • Spend in CIS countries
     
    127 (9%)
  • Spend far aborad
     
    198 (14%)
  • I have no spare money for holidays
     
    887 (63%)
June 10 2014

Since 2004, UNT (Unified National Test) replaced final examinations at school and entrance to higher educational institutions, having practically excluded the impact of human factor during knowledge assessment, including any interaction between teachers and graduates, their parents. Should we return to our old system of examination?
1109 people polled

  • Yes
     
    765 (68%)
  • No
     
    286 (25%)
  • I don't know
     
    58 (5%)
June 3 2014

Having counted the forthcoming losses, the Swedish Stockholm and the Polish Krakow have already withdrawn their bids for the Winter Olympic Games-2022. The remaining bidders are Oslo, Lviv, Beijing and Almaty. In 2017 Kazakhstan will host EXPO and the World Student Games. In this regard, isn’t it high time for us to drop out of the game?
1120 people polled

  • Yes
     
    969 (86%)
  • No
     
    133 (11%)
  • I don't know
     
    18 (1%)
May 27 2014

According to their new strategy the Agency for Economic and Corruption-Related Crimes plans to check civil servants in the following way: financial police staff themselves will provoke the officials to take bribes. Does this method look trustworthy to you?
1011 people polled

  • Yes
     
    179 (17%)
  • No
     
    796 (78%)
  • I don't know
     
    36 (3%)
May 20 2014

Land plots have been allocated in Akmola and East Kazakhstan oblasts for agricultural purposes on lease to foreigners for 10 years. But according to the law, individuals residing in Kazakhstan for over 5 years can be granted citizenship. Will saline soil and dry summer season in Atyrau Oblast scare away foreign plant growers?
976 people polled

  • Yes
     
    266 (27%)
  • No
     
    646 (66%)
  • I don't know
     
    64 (6%)
May 13 2014

In which of the following companies with foreign participation in Atyrau Oblast you think (or heard from friends or relatives) rule bribery, favoritism during hiring process or dubious proposals are made to would-be female employees?
1723 people polled

  • Аgip KCO, NCOC
     
    964 (55%)
  • Ersai
     
    102 (5%)
  • ESS
     
    74 (4%)
  • Halliburton
     
    7 (0%)
  • PFD (Fluor)
     
    48 (2%)
  • Saipem
     
    78 (4%)
  • Schlumberger
     
    32 (1%)
  • Tengizchevroil
     
    418 (24%)
May 6 2014

On the eve of the Victory Day the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation has been supplemented with the article “Nazism rehabilitation” which provides responsibility for denial of the facts established by the sentence of the International military court, distribution of obviously false data on activity of the USSR during World War II. The punishment - from a fine up to imprisonment. Should we introduce similar article into the RoK Criminal Code?
858 people polled

  • Yes
     
    494 (57%)
  • No
     
    293 (34%)
  • I don't know
     
    71 (8%)
April 29 2014

Erbolat Dossayev, Kazakhstan’s Minister for Economy and Budget Planning, in his interview to Financial Times said that oil production at Kashagan will re-start at the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016 after 200km of pipelines are replaced. Do you believe in what he said?
1068 people polled

  • Yes, it’s all about the pipes
     
    89 (8%)
  • No, the situation is far more complicated
     
    918 (85%)
  • I don’t know
     
    61 (5%)
April 22 2014

It is expected that in May the presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will sign the Eurasian Economic Union agreement, that will become fully functional in 2015. The authorities of our country are sure of the benefit of the new organization, unlike the opposition and many experts. Should we join this alliance?
1155 people polled

  • Yes
     
    407 (35%)
  • No
     
    633 (54%)
  • I don't know
     
    115 (9%)
April 15 2014

In 2014-2015 it is planned to carry out the second, in the history of independent Kazakhstan, legalization of the capital by way of their transfer to special bank accounts. With that, the interests will be computed on them. The owners of special accounts will be able to buy securities, bonds, shares and participate in a new wave of privatization of state property. In case they choose to simply cash their money, then 10% of commission fees will be withheld. The main reason for capital amnesty is:
848 people polled

  • Retrieval of foreign accounts
     
    547 (64%)
  • Assistance to national economy
     
    176 (20%)
  • I don't know
     
    125 (14%)
April 8 2014

Putin declared readiness to provide help to former Soviet republics to protect their borders due to risks associated with forthcoming withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan. Can Kazakhstan independently and reliably protect its territory?
1409 people polled

  • Yes
     
    402 (28%)
  • No
     
    922 (65%)
  • I don't know
     
    85 (6%)
April 1 2014

Starting from April 1, the size of basic pension payments and social benefits in Kazakhstan will increase by 12%, as well as salaries of civil servants by 10% due to introduction of a monthly increment to base pay for special working conditions. Will all these increments compensate the February devaluation of tenge and price hikes?
1220 people polled

  • Yes
     
    54 (4%)
  • No
     
    1143 (93%)
  • No idea
     
    23 (1%)
March 25 2014

15 years ago, on March 24, NATO began its 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia, bypassing the UN Security Council. More than 2 thousand civilians died, the national economy was almost destroyed. Interethnic conflicts in the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were the reason for air aggression. Do you think it was possible to avoid those victims and destructions?
1024 people polled

  • Yes
     
    843 (82%)
  • No
     
    129 (12%)
  • I don't know
     
    52 (5%)
March 18 2014

In Karaganda a few veteran communists held a peaceful meeting in support of forgotten results of March 17, 1991 referendum about preservation of the USSR. If similar vote took place nowadays, would you approve the re-union of former Soviet republics into one country?
1059 people polled

  • Yes
     
    329 (31%)
  • No
     
    694 (65%)
  • I don't know
     
    36 (3%)
March 11 2014

On 19 February, 1954, the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR approved the transfer of Crimea from Russian Federation to Ukraine. The peninsula authorities appointed a referendum for March16, 2014, and the citizens have to decide whether the Autonomous Republic of Crimea should be the part of Russian Federation or Ukraine. Is it possible to have a similar scenario with the use of external military forces in any region of Kazakhstan?
1527 people polled

  • Yes
     
    664 (43%)
  • No
     
    735 (48%)
  • I don't know
     
    128 (8%)
March 4 2014

Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov announced that next year the majority of products will be produced by us. By the word “us” he meant:
1281 people polled

  • Atyrau Oblast
     
    262 (20%)
  • Kazakhstan
     
    222 (17%)
  • Customs Union
     
    797 (62%)
February 25 2014

Alikhan Smailov, the head of the RoK agency for statistics haven't noticed any substantial price increase after recent tenge devaluation. But according to your observations the prices:
1412 people polled

  • Increased significantly
     
    1219 (86%)
  • Increased slightly
     
    175 (12%)
  • I haven’t noticed a difference
     
    18 (1%)
February 18 2014

Right after the protests in Almaty a group of young people in Atyrau organized a protest action against devaluation of tenge and jump in prices. Activists are also intending to file a request with the city Mayor to have another meeting, although, in the past the authorities always refused such requests. What actions should we expect from the local government?
1580 people polled

  • If authorities give permission - I will go
     
    428 (27%)
  • If they refuse - I will go anyway
     
    716 (45%)
  • I won’t go in any case
     
    436 (27%)
February 11 2014

During his working visit to Atyrau Oblast Nursultan Nazarbayev said about possible change of the country’s name from Kazakhstan into Kazak Eli over the course of time. “But before such change we must discuss it with the public,” - he emphasized. Should we change the name of the country?
1998 people polled

  • Yes
     
    386 (19%)
  • No
     
    1547 (77%)
  • I don't know
     
    65 (3%)
February 4 2014

More than 10 lawyers and the defendants they represent, relevant to B. Ryskaliyev's organized criminal group case, repeatedly but without success, put forward submissions about their mistrust to all judges and prosecutors of Atyrau Oblast, requesting to disqualify them and transfer the case to a court in another region. What were they trying to achieve?
847 people polled

  • An independent and unbiased investigation of the case on a neutral territory
     
    277 (32%)
  • A quiet judicial process in another city without “unnecessary” witnesses
     
    478 (56%)
  • I don't know
     
    92 (10%)
January 28 2014

Practically all vehiculary manslaughter related criminal cases end with conciliation of parties. In cases when drivers scorched or were drunk, such “compensation of damage” for the loss of close ones, sparks negative reaction of the public. The changes to the RoK Criminal Code that will allow to stop this practice are in the planning stage. Are these changes necessary?
968 people polled

  • Yes, providing all road accident facts are taken into consideration
     
    653 (67%)
  • No, let the victim party decide for itself
     
    281 (29%)
  • I don't know
     
    34 (3%)
January 21 2014

By the Presidential decree of 15 January 2014 Aslan Mussin was relieved of his duties of “the Chairman of RoK Accounts Commission for Control over Implementation of the State Budget due to transference to another job”. Is it so that the President offered him a new position that, at least, corresponds to his knowledge and experience as former Governor of two regions, the Minister and Vice Prime Minister, the Chairman of Majilis (Lower Chamber of Parliament) and the Chief of his Government Staff?
1157 people polled

  • Yes
     
    190 (16%)
  • No
     
    776 (67%)
  • I don't know
     
    191 (16%)
January 14 2014

In your opinion, will Kazakhstan’s socio-economic situation improve in 2014?
1306 people polled

  • Yes
     
    191 (14%)
  • No
     
    954 (73%)
  • I don’t know
     
    161 (12%)
January 7 2014

Exasperated over bad air in Atyrau, Governor Baktykozha Izmukhambetov recently threatened to close harmful industries. Following this, the head of city’s ecology Erbol Kuanov proposed to relocate all washing stations, oil tank farms and terminals to 15-20km beyond the city boundaries. What is your attitude to these measures given the Chinese intending to boost the ANPZ capacity and the forthcoming construction of a huge petrochemical facility and other productions within Atyrau?
1380 people polled

  • Important proposal
     
    358 (25%)
  • Lies
     
    961 (69%)
  • No idea
     
    61 (4%)
December 30 2013

Every year Yermek celebrates New Year with friends in sauna. Then his friends by mistake put Yermek on a train to Kulsary. In Kulsary he meets a beautiful lady Umit, who lives in apartment block in Oilmens’ Street. Umit is soon getting married to Ilyas and Yermek’s bride Galiya is waiting for him in Atyrau. Do you believe in New Year miracles and what should young couples do?
1065 people polled

  • I believe that it’s destiny
     
    294 (27%)
  • I don't believe it, it’s just frivolity
     
    601 (56%)
  • I don't celebrate New Year
     
    170 (15%)
December 24 2013

Have you sensed an increase of your material well-being, an improvement, on the whole, of your living conditions in 2013?
1091 people polled

  • Yes
     
    275 (25%)
  • No
     
    749 (68%)
  • I don’t’ know
     
    67 (6%)
December 17 2013

Regional authorities plan to build a racecourse near Talkairan Village, in the suburbs of Atyrau. Does it mean the Akimat has sorted every problem and now deserves a triumphant horse ride?
1118 people polled

  • Yes
     
    201 (17%)
  • No
     
    842 (75%)
  • No idea
     
    75 (6%)
December 10 2013

On December 16-17 our country celebrates an annual holiday - Independence Day. If it be your will, what international organization would you draw Kazakhstan into?
1042 people polled

  • Customs Union, Eurasian Economic Union and WTO
     
    253 (24%)
  • European Union
     
    311 (29%)
  • None of the above, as neutral Turkmenistan
     
    478 (45%)
December 3 2013

Recently the diplomats of Russia and Kazakhstan exchanged notes on two absolutely different cases: our frontier guards in the Caspian Sea shot the poacher - border violator and a Kazakh citizen was killed in Moscow. Should Russian and Kazakh foreign policy departments express their concerns publicly and with the use of official documents over each similar incident for more detailed and impartial investigation by law enforcement agencies?
799 people polled

  • Yes
     
    474 (59%)
  • No
     
    264 (33%)
  • I don't know
     
    61 (7%)
November 26 2013

According to the law “… Kazakhstan positions itself as a democratic, secular state …, guarantees equality of everyone, regardless of his/her religious belief, recognizes the historical role of Hanifah Islam and Orthodox Christianity in development of culture and spiritual life of the people, respects other religions that do not conflict with the spiritual heritage of the people of Kazakhstan... ". To what trend in Islam or other religion do you attribute yourself?
1161 people polled

  • Hanafites
     
    292 (25%)
  • Salafizm
     
    78 (6%)
  • Sufism
     
    46 (3%)
  • Other Madh'habs
     
    4 (0%)
  • I belive in ‘aruakhs’ (the spirits of our ancestors) and perform Muslim ceremonies as occasion offers
     
    324 (27%)
  • Other religions
     
    140 (12%)
  • I am an atheist. Religions are simply parties with their charters and thought leaders, and in some places they hold power.
     
    277 (23%)
November 19 2013

Polish transportation and water resources minister Slavomir Novak resigned following a scandal after he was seen wearing a $5,000 watch, which he failed to show in a declaration before. On top of that, the ex-official now faces three years in prison. Do you think the Polish experience should be used on Kazakh ministers, governors and deputies?
818 people polled

  • Yes
     
    778 (95%)
  • No
     
    27 (3%)
  • No idea
     
    13 (1%)
November 12 2013

Kazakh ministry of culture and information has announced it will no longer buy Turkish and Korean soap opera serials and spend the money on development of domestic TV series and cinema instead.
762 people polled

  • Housewives will do housework finally
     
    159 (20%)
  • Can’t wait to watch domestic films
     
    113 (14%)
  • Will find and watch foreign serials anyway
     
    78 (10%)
  • Not interested in soap opera at all
     
    412 (54%)
November 5 2013

After President’s public “flogging”, the Internal Affairs Ministry of Kazakhstan proposed to toughen drivers’ responsibility: from 7 to 20 years of imprisonment for fatal road accident, penalty up to 500 MCI (Minimum Calculation Index) or arrest for a period up to 6 months and disqualification for 2 years for drunken driving, etc. Will these measures help correct the situation on our roads?
854 people polled

  • Yes
     
    354 (41%)
  • No
     
    432 (50%)
  • I don't know
     
    68 (7%)
October 29 2013

Local authorities in Atyrau are planning to construct 20 elevated crosswalks over busy roads. Design development activities have been started. Is really the structure similar to the one built on Satpaev Avenue a convenient solution for everybody (including disadvantaged people and mothers with prams) and a necessity in our city?
974 people polled

  • Yes
     
    616 (63%)
  • No
     
    300 (30%)
  • I don't know
     
    58 (5%)
October 22 2013

Vaccination of teenage girls against papilloma was suspended after two schoolgirls in Pavlodar oblast were hospitalized feeling unwell. Media officer of health ministry Daniyar Menilbekov claimed the vaccine has not been banned, but just temporarily suspended. Would you give a written permission for injection to your daughter, when the campaign resumes?
611 people polled

  • Yes
     
    28 (4%)
  • No
     
    538 (88%)
  • No idea
     
    45 (7%)
October 15 2013

Despite hot discussions in the parliament, almost every proposal laid down by the government to increase car and estate tax have been approved to various extent. What is that for?
497 people polled

  • To top up budget
     
    376 (75%)
  • To top up the number of oppositionists
     
    78 (15%)
  • No idea
     
    43 (8%)
October 8 2013

This year, salaries of province governors, popularly tagged ‘servants of people’, have grown 1.5 fold and now they get 635,000 tenge a month. What merits that’s for?
449 people polled

  • Very impressive performance?
     
    22 (4%)
  • ‘Servants’ should live not poorer than their ‘masters’?
     
    237 (52%)
  • One can’t live on mere decorations and orders?
     
    190 (42%)
October 1 2013

Recently, the leader of Azat party Bulat Abilov, a businessman who has been sponsoring opposition activities in Kazakhstan for ten years, announced he is leaving politics to write books and shoot films. At that he promised to return at any convenient moment in future. Do you think he will be waiting long to come back?
527 people polled

  • Yes
     
    254 (48%)
  • No
     
    159 (30%)
  • No idea
     
    114 (21%)
September 25 2013

In 2006, upon the initiative of the then deputy of provincial maslikhat (council) and would-be member of parliament Amanzhan Ryskali (brother of the governor at the time), a group of businesspeople built the headquarters for the Atyrau oblast branch of Nur Otan party. A similar step was taken this year by Chairman of Budget Committee and a member of provincial maslikhat Adil Zhubanov. What is this?
622 people polled

  • A must for party members
     
    239 (38%)
  • Investment in own future
     
    342 (54%)
  • A normal practice
     
    41 (6%)
September 17 2013

One year after Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov was appointed now, please, evaluate the work his cabinet has done.
693 people polled

  • Good
     
    39 (5%)
  • Bad
     
    460 (66%)
  • No idea
     
    194 (27%)
September 10 2013

September 8, Kazakhstan celebrated a newly introduced holiday – Family Day. For some people, marriage and family mean different things. What about you, what is more important for you when creating your own family?
751 people polled

  • Legal marriage
     
    607 (80%)
  • Informal marriage in accord with religious requirements
     
    45 (5%)
  • Informal marriage
     
    99 (13%)
September 3 2013

August 31, at a free concert in front of Prime Plaza Mall in Almaty, a popular Kazakh singer Kairat Nurtas, who for $5,000 had to perform 8-10 songs, left the stage barely finishing one, after a few fans breached the fencing and hopped onto the stage. Amid public discontent over the interrupted concert, a group of young men turned the event into a mass disorder. Do you think Kairat was right by leaving the scene as the unrest was heating up?
965 people polled

  • Yes
     
    382 (39%)
  • No
     
    467 (48%)
  • I don’t know
     
    116 (12%)
August 27 2013

Late August, parents are busy preparing kids for school. How much have you spent to get your child ready (in tenge)?
691 people polled

  • 30,000 and less
     
    146 (21%)
  • 30,000-50,000
     
    246 (35%)
  • 50,000 and more
     
    299 (43%)
August 20 2013

Start of production at Kashagan has been delayed over a few years and expenditures have exceedingly swollen. As per the product share agreement, the money foreign investors have spent on the project will be reimbursed at the cost of oil over coming decades. Will Kazakh specialists be able to bring under the offshore field on their own, if Kazakhstan’s government follows the example of Russia which in 2004 unilaterally quit PSAs in Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects?
786 people polled

  • Yes
     
    309 (39%)
  • No
     
    396 (50%)
  • I don’t know
     
    81 (10%)
August 13 2013

On the 1st anniversary of the changeover in the top regional management – August 15 – we suggest you to recall the history and vote for the best, in your opinion, governor of Atyrau Oblast since 1990. For unbiased evaluation, please consider budgets, epochs (as most of the voters at the website are young) and terms in office.
3767 people polled

  • Gaziz Aldamzharov, 1990-1991
     
    61 (1%)
  • Sagat Tugelbayev, 1992-1994
     
    28 (0%)
  • Ravil Cherdabayev, 1994-1999
     
    31 (0%)
  • Imangali Tasmagambetov, 1999-2000
     
    3163 (83%)
  • Serikbek Daukeyev, 2000-2002
     
    8 (0%)
  • Aslan Mussin, 2002-2006
     
    15 (0%)
  • Bergei Ryskaliyev, 2006-2012
     
    431 (11%)
  • Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, 2012-...
     
    30 (0%)
August 6 2013

Analysts have rated the most trusted second-tier banks in Kazakhstan. The result has shown people still believe in financial institutions. What about you, where do you keep your savings?
757 people polled

  • In bank
     
    172 (22%)
  • In socks
     
    96 (12%)
  • Have nothing to keep
     
    489 (64%)
July 30 2013

President Nursultan Nazarbayev received the chairman of National Bank Grigoriy Marchenko. Listened to report, the president stated there are no grounds to depreciate tenge. Did this assurance of tenge’s bright future persuade you?
910 people polled

  • Yes
     
    86 (9%)
  • No
     
    745 (81%)
  • I don’t know
     
    79 (8%)
July 23 2013

Lately under-fives frequently fall from open windows in Atyrau. Who do you think is guilty? How this can be avoided?
652 people polled

  • Parents or other adult relatives should be brought to account.
     
    441 (67%)
  • That's children's fault. Kids should be shown dangers and trained self-preservation instinct.
     
    125 (19%)
  • Nobody. It's all in God's hands.
     
    86 (13%)
July 16 2013

Due to toughened employment procedures, migrant laborers in Kazakhstan now work illegally fearing arrest and penalty. As a result good construction crews are harder to find and they charge more day by day. Do we need a new labor migration law then?
757 people polled

  • Yes. I am building/renovating a house and police raids hamper the work.
     
    441 (58%)
  • No. I would rather hire local builders than migrants.
     
    261 (34%)
  • I don’t know
     
    55 (7%)
July 9 2013

Fatal car crashes on the highways of Atyrau Oblast become increasingly frequent. Which measure do you think is the most effective to reduce the notorious record?
1074 people polled

  • More patrol units on all highways
     
    234 (21%)
  • Introduce new train routes, also Atyrau-Uralsk
     
    261 (24%)
  • Ban light cars and minivans from cabbing at long distances
     
    193 (17%)
  • Toughen driver’s license issuance procedures
     
    386 (35%)
July 2 2013

To the question by a British journalist at a joint press conference with British PM Cameron in Astana, President Nazarbayev said: “On human rights and freedoms I believe Kazakhstan secures fundamental rights. We have open and free elections, three political parties… and opposition… We have no political prosecution here…” Do you agree with him?
998 people polled

  • Yes
     
    84 (8%)
  • No
     
    837 (83%)
  • I don’t know
     
    77 (7%)
June 25 2013

All 70 alumni of a village school in South Kazakhstan successfully passed ENT, a unified national test for high school graduates. Of them 50 were nominated for the Altyn Belgi [Golden Decoration] Medal, the highest school graduation award, and 29 succeeded. As a whole, only 7 students in the country did 100% at ENT. Three of them finished same school in Atyrau. Do you believe this is a true success?
1093 people polled

  • Yes
     
    269 (24%)
  • No
     
    734 (67%)
  • I don’t know
     
    90 (8%)
June 18 2013

June 16, the day the traditional amateur fishing season begins. What do you think will get on the hook today on the Ural?
907 people polled

  • Pike perch (sudak), asp (zherekh), common carp (sazan), Caspian roach (vobla)
     
    186 (20%)
  • Catfish (som), pike (schuka), common bream (lesch)
     
    29 (3%)
  • Carassius (karas), small bream (podleschik), fishling (malyok)
     
    134 (14%)
  • Old boots and garbage
     
    558 (61%)
June 12 2013

President postponed women’s retirement age increase until 2018 – he didn’t sign the new bill, but sent it back to the parliament and government for correction and voiced his thoughts and proposals on TV. What pushed him to take this step and even make a special address to people on the point?
791 people polled

  • Care for women
     
    32 (4%)
  • Care for votes
     
    467 (59%)
  • Mistakes in the draft bill
     
    185 (23%)
  • I don’t know
     
    107 (13%)
June 5 2013

The first few summer days in Atyrau were marked by a number of accidents killing several kids. Given the three-month school vacation ahead, what will you do to arrange leisure of your child(ren)?
649 people polled

  • Summer camp, sanatorium
     
    58 (8%)
  • Will send to grandma’s in the village
     
    85 (13%)
  • He/she will attend a sport club, a children’s center, etc.
     
    79 (12%)
  • All of our family will enjoy vacation far from the city
     
    98 (15%)
  • Have no money. The kid will be planning his/her vacation on his/her own
     
    329 (50%)
May 28 2013

Life has shown, punishing for prostitution or hushing it up is useless, even in the Islamic Republic of Iran, where fallen women number about 300,000. In most countries, prostitution is legal, regulated by limits and controlled, so not to disturb people. Do we need our parliament to adopt a relevant law?
995 people polled

  • Yes
     
    669 (67%)
  • No
     
    265 (26%)
  • I don’t know
     
    61 (6%)
May 21 2013

Astana is insistently pushing to launch Kashagan, scheduling “first oil” for the Day of Astana and President Nazarbayev’s birthday [July 6], notwithstanding high environmental risks. What do you think is the main reason for such a hurry?
958 people polled

  • Taking care of the budget
     
    29 (3%)
  • Distorted information about situation at the project
     
    90 (9%)
  • Ambitions and grovel
     
    803 (83%)
  • I don’t know
     
    36 (3%)
May 14 2013

At a government sitting in Majilis, the lower chamber of Kazakh parliament, Minister of Emergency Vladimir Bozhko stated that on the basis of the existing North Caspian environmental base a naval emergency-rescue unit will be created. Do you think these measures will safeguard the Caspian Sea during drilling at its seabed and further oil production?
667 people polled

  • Yes
     
    37 (5%)
  • No
     
    584 (87%)
  • I don’t know
     
    46 (6%)
May 8 2013

Government forecast says country budget will get nearly half a trillion tenge less this year due to lower prices of metallurgic and mining products that Kazakhstan sells. Economists believe budget deficit will inevitably lead to saving, mostly social cuts. In which sphere, do you think, expenditures should be reduced?
654 people polled

  • Maternity benefits and other allowances
     
    34 (5%)
  • Housing thermomodernization
     
    24 (3%)
  • National football team
     
    47 (7%)
  • Expo-2017
     
    358 (54%)
  • Buying foreign cars and office refurbishment
     
    142 (21%)
  • Buying cows and bulls from abroad
     
    49 (7%)
April 30 2013

The peak of spring fishing season is on. Despite sturgeon catching is limited to scientific and reproduction purposes only, this kind is nearing extinction. Poachers are “skimming the last cream” – 1 kilogram of black caviar now costs 200,000 tenge. When did you eat it for the last time?
817 people polled

  • This year
     
    49 (5%)
  • Last year
     
    56 (6%)
  • Don’t remember
     
    712 (87%)
April 23 2013

Akimat of Atyrau denied a group of women – private entrepreneurs – from holding a sanctioned rally against sharp rise of heating tariffs for small business and of women’s retirement age, citing the four squares specified in the application will not be available due to scheduled cultural and sporting events. Will you come out to a peaceful, but unsanctioned rally in any other place?
787 people polled

  • Yes
     
    581 (73%)
  • No
     
    127 (16%)
  • I don’t know
     
    79 (10%)
April 16 2013

According to laws, damage inflicted by state agencies is compensated from country's budget. Salimzhan Nakpayev, former deputy governor who was illegally convicted and later justified, through court action won a compensation for material and moral damage totaling 10 million tenge. However, now being a deputy governor again and as a political civil servant he refused to receive the money from finance ministry. Who do you think should bear moral, material or any other responsibility for the unlawful acts?
811 people polled

  • Detective, prosecutor and judge
     
    399 (49%)
  • Head of police and chairman of the court
     
    162 (19%)
  • Orderer - former governor
     
    122 (15%)
  • State should recover damage
     
    90 (11%)
  • I don't know
     
    38 (4%)
April 9 2013

68 nations worldwide, including USA, China and Japan, practice capital punishment by means of electric chairs, shooting or hanging, for extremely serious crimes. Recently, our society was shaken by a number of severe raping and killing of minors and teenagers. Do you think Kazakhstan needs capital punishment back after 10 years of moratorium?
1071 people polled

  • Yes
     
    795 (74%)
  • No
     
    207 (19%)
  • I don't know
     
    69 (6%)
April 2 2013

Two years ago – April 3, 2011 – N. Nazarbayev won a four-candidate presidential election in Kazakhstan with 95.55% of votes. Imagine tomorrow is another election and the below are candidates – who would you vote for? (Names placed in random order).
1496 people polled

  • Abilov Bulat
     
    65 (4%)
  • Akhmetov Serik
     
    24 (1%)
  • Baimenov Alikhan
     
    23 (1%)
  • Yessimov Akhmetzhan
     
    1 (0%)
  • Kulibayev Timur
     
    18 (1%)
  • Massimov Karim
     
    9 (0%)
  • Mussin Aslan
     
    17 (1%)
  • Nazarbayeva Dariga
     
    17 (1%)
  • Nazarbayev Nursultan
     
    124 (8%)
  • Tasmagambetov Imangali
     
    1138 (76%)
  • Tokayev Kassym-Zhomart
     
    27 (1%)
  • Tuyakbai Zharmakhan
     
    33 (2%)
March 26 2013

In many countries, unlike Kazakhstan, there is no vehicle tax. Road maintenance there is covered by excises on fuel and lubs (e.g. 1 or 2 tenge included into 1 liter of gasoline price). At that, justice is observed: if you drive more – you pay more. We still haven’t lifted fines for non-payment of that tax on time. Should MPs representing Atyrau fight to cancel the tax like other countries?
761 people polled

  • Yes
     
    655 (86%)
  • No
     
    63 (8%)
  • I don't know
     
    43 (5%)
March 19 2013

In springs, fishing firms catch dozens of tons of fish, poachers vandalize the sea and operations in the shelf put fish on brink of extinction. In light of this, amateur fishers pose no threat. Do you think amateur fishing ban should be lifted between April 1 and June 15?
595 people polled

  • Yes
     
    353 (59%)
  • No
     
    217 (36%)
  • I don’t know
     
    25 (4%)
March 12 2013

Parliament is reviewing a draft law proposing lie detector test for police officers in order to check any criminal past and links to criminal world, etc. Do you think the country needs this new method?
782 people polled

  • Yes. But as an addition to general test.
     
    88 (11%)
  • No. Looks like a show on TV and waste of money.
     
    149 (19%)
  • I don’t know. Some honest people feel anxious too.
     
    26 (3%)
  • Yes. For all officials then. Begin with MPs and akims.
     
    519 (66%)
March 5 2013

The chief corruption fighter of the country – Senator Oralbai Abdikarimov stated that Nur Otan, a ruling party, intends to advocate inclusion of new norms to laws that will allow supervision over careers of close relatives of high ranking officials. The party of power also intends to create a database of VIP relatives to watch their career development. Do you think these measures will be useful?
713 people polled

  • Yes
     
    128 (17%)
  • No
     
    533 (74%)
  • I don’t know
     
    52 (7%)
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