Comparing Perceptions of Peace in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Georgia
Projected Political Stability
To capture how the respondent views the projected political stability of her country, we asked whether they thought their country was heading towards peaceful times or towards political instability. In Sri Lanka the majority of respondents thought that country was heading towards political instability (Figure 1).
Perceived Change of Security since the End of the War
We asked the respondents to assess how security had changed since the end of the war. We asked about changes in the overall security of the country (Figure 2). The vast majority of respondents in Nepal viewed the overall security now better than at the end of the war, while the evaluation of the respondents of Georgia was more pessimistic.
For Sri Lanka and Nepal we also asked whether, compared to the end of the war, they now felt less safe, the same or safer (Figure 3). Despite higher levels of recent instability and violence in the surveyed region of the western Terai in Nepal, the vast majority of individuals in Nepal now feel safer than at the end of the war. In the more stable and secure environment in Sri Lanka, only just over half felt safer now than at the end of the war.