For the Georgian population television and in particular Rustavi 2 and Imedi are the main sources of information and the picture in this regard is similar to that of the February 2012 opinion poll survey carried out for the National Democratic Institute (NDI), according to the results of a June 2012 survey released on July 10.
The survey was carried out for NDI by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC). According to the representative sample 6,2909 respondents were interviewed.
86-86 percent of respondents receive information on politics and other current events from Rustavi 2 and Imedi. 60 and 25 percent of respondents are watching GPB 1 and Adjara TV respectively. 22-22 percent of respondents watch Maestro and Patriarch’s Channel, 19 percent – Kavkasia, 10 percent – GPB 2, 6 percent - Real TV, 5 percent – Channel 9, 4 percent – First Caucasian Channel, 3 percent – Russian-language Region TV.
To the same question about regional televisions 73 percent of respondents named Zugdidi-based TV company Odishi as the main source of information. 70 percent – Channel 25 (Batumi), 59 percent – Rioni (Kutaisi), 58 percent – 9th Wave (Poti), 45 percent Trialeti (Gori), 43 percent – Kvemo Kartli TV (Rustavi), 34 percent Tanamgzavri (Telavi district) and 5 percent Mega TV (Khoni).
65 percent of respondents think on Rustavi 2 news about Georgian politics and current affairs mostly reflect the interests of government. 62 percent thinks likewise in regard to Imedi, and 54 and 25 percent in regard go GPB 1 and Adjara TV respectively. 39 percent of respondents think Maestro reflects the interests of opposition, 28 and 14 percent of respondents think similarly in regard to Kavkasia and Channel 9 respectively.
To the same question in regard to regional TV channels the results look as follows: 50 percent thinks Odishi mostly reflects the interests of government, 38 and 35 percent of respondents think likewise in regard to 9th Wave and Rioni respectively. According to 54 and 49 percent of respondents Channel 25 and Trialeti reflect the interests of opposition respectively.