MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – The Youth Laboratory of Sociological Studies under the republican union of public associations Belarusian Committee of Youth Associations conducted a nationwide exit poll as part of the presidential election in Belarus on 9 August, BelTA has learned. The exit poll was conducted to the order of the representative office of the Interstate Broadcasting Company Mir in Belarus.
The exit poll took place at 320 polling stations across the country. Upon exiting the polling station, voters were asked to anonymously answer who they had voted for. As many as 67.6% of those polled gave answers while 32.4% refused to. As many as 12,340 people were polled. The survey sample is multi-tiered and sophisticated.
According to the exit poll conducted by the Youth Laboratory, the presidential candidates demonstrated the following results: Aleksandr Lukashenko scored 79.7%, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 6.8%, Anna Kanopatskaya 2.3%, Andrei Dmitriyev 1.1%, and Sergei Cherechen 0.9%. According to the source, 9.2% of the voters voted for none of the above.
The Youth Laboratory of Sociological Studies under the Council of the republican union of public associations Belarusian Committee of Youth Associations was established in 2015 as an analytical center of young professional sociologists, political analysts, lawyers, youth policy specialists. The Youth Laboratory of Sociological Studies has been certified by the Public Opinion Polls Commission under the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (certificate of accreditation No.000037) to conduct public opinion polls that focus on the social and political situation in the country and to publish results in mass media.