The Republic of Georgia: Public Opinion about NATO and the Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Hanson, Zachary C.
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This paper explores how various socioeconomic measures affect Georgian residents' opinions on joining NATO. These measures include education level, knowledge of the English language, and job satisfaction. Through statistical analysis and the use of a comprehensive regional dataset, it is found that there is a statistically significant relationship between education level, knowledge of the English language, job satisfaction, and support for joining NATO. These findings have a high relevance to current U.S. foreign policy as the majority of U.S. led initiatives have been geared towards enhancing Western support in the Republic of Georgia through English language courses and cross-cultural democracy training.