June 5, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

Internet Poll Shows 99% Supporting Work of ANCA-Western Region

Los Angeles, CA – An internet poll conducted over a two week period showed that the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) enjoys support from over 99% of the Armenian American community. The poll was conducted in May and June and included the participation of 848 participants. Individuals who participated in the internet poll were asked if they considered the ANCA-WR an effective organization, a mildly effective organization or an organization that does not effectively represent the Armenian American community. Over 80% of the respondents considered the ANCA-WR to be a trustworthy organization that effectively advocates the concerns of the Armenian American community. Over 15% considered the ANCA-WR a mildly effective grassroots organization. Over 4% explained their support and opinions of the organization in additional comments. Less than 1% of respondents conveyed that the ANCA-WR does not work effectively for the community.

“We are honored to have broad and deep grassroots support in our community,” commented ANCA-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian. “Our work on Armenian issues in California and across the western United States reflects the hopes and dreams of our community. The results of this poll reconfirms that our agenda is a grassroots agenda and not one based on personalities or private agendas,” Kzirian added. The ANCA-WR internet poll was conducted between May 25, 2007 and June 4, 2007 and included the participation of individuals across the Western United States. The internet poll surveyed the opinions of 848 individuals and had an error margin of plus/minus 3 percent. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Photo Caption: The table indicates that 99% of Armenian Americans support the ANCA-WR.