This survey is intended to assess if Ethiopians think that Ethiopian government has the capacity to do more than what it is currently doing to peacefully resolve the decade and half long border issue with its neighbour, Eritrea. It is obvious that the conflict has damaged and wasted valuable life and resources from both countries. However, with the progress of time, it is clear the conflict is having more negative impact on the people in Eritrea than in Ethiopia. The conflict has stifled economic and political development in Eritrea for more than 16 years now. Mass exodus of Eritrean youth from their country in search of better life has exposed them to unimaginable hardship and suffering. While in Ethiopia, the impact of the border issue has been minimal as the country has been experiencing rapid economic growth and political stability.
So, do you think the Ethiopian government has a responsibility, moral or otherwise, as well as the capacity to do more to peacefully resolve the border issue with Eritrea? This is so that peace may come to the people of both countries and more so to Eritreans.
This survey is being collected by an individual (Eritrean by birth) who wishes to collect opinion of Ethiopians on the issue of unresolved border conflict with Eritrea. The findings of this study may be examined at aggregate level to inform a grassroots peace project that aims to bring about peace and reconciliation between the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you decide to participate in this survey, please answer the questions as honestly as you can. There are 8 questions in this survey. You will not be personally identifiable by answering the questions. Responses will be completely anonymous.