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Each week, we will send you an article by Henadz Korshunau on Belarusian society, covering its values, hopes, and fears, as well as politics and the economy.
For the sake of transparency, we publish the raw data (all respondent answers) for each round of polling. All the answers are available in Russian as SAV and XLSX files.

[ May 24 - June 3, 2023 ]
Results of the sixteenth wave of the Chatham House public opinion poll
[ November 8 - 14, 2023 ]
Results of the seventeenth wave of the Chatham House public opinion poll
[ February 3 - 22, 2024 ]
Results of the eighteenth wave of the Chatham House public opinion poll
About the website
This website is being launched as a part of the Belarus Initiative - a project run by Chatham House in partnership with the Center for New Ideas.

We decided to create it due to the lack of publicly available sociological data, which limits both Belarusian and international actors in understanding Belarusian society. The sociological data of Chatham House, like this site, serves to fill this gap.
About Belarus Initiative
Belarus’s 2020 presidential election and the brutal state response to the subsequent protests deprived most citizens of the political transformation they so clearly demanded.

The state’s continued disregard for democratic processes and human rights stymies the country’s development, and strategically directed international support is required to hold Belarus’s political actors to account.

The project uses locally gathered evidence, including polling, to bring the international political community together with local and regional experts to monitor and discuss the most crucial issues the country is facing.

It offers recommendations to guide the international community’s policy response to support political transformation, human rights, good governance, and democracy in Belarus. The project also highlights the hardships faced by women and marginalized communities.

The Belarus Initiative is run by Chatham House in partnership with the Center for New Ideas and led by Ryhor Astapenia.