Armenian Diaspora Survey
The Armenian Diaspora Survey (ADS) uses pioneering research to take a fresh look at Armenian people and communities around the world. Add your voice to the many perspectives being gathered and together we will build a portrait of the contemporary, 21st century diaspora.
Data is being gathered from all corners of the globe and will be used to provide researchers, writers, policy-makers, funders with information about the multiple ways in which Armenians think about themselves, their hopes, their concerns, their connections to their shared past and future.
What we do
The Armenian Diaspora Survey (ADS) was born out of a desire to explore what people are thinking about and doing in contemporary Armenian communities across the globe. Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, and administered by the Armenian Institute, London, the ADS will send teams of researchers to cities where they will use questionnaires, interviews, observation, photography and video to record the views and concerns of people who identify themselves as Armenians – those who actively take part in community affairs - but also welcoming views of people who do not take part, for whatever reasons. The Survey explores different ways of belonging within the diaspora and also the connections between the diaspora and the Republic of Armenia and/or other forms of homeland, such as “the old country”. Within this context, the ADS also gathers information on different national contexts, how it feels to be an Armenian in, for example, France or America or Egypt, and how one becomes French, American or Egyptian as well as Armenian.
We invite you to join this exciting project, beginning with the questionnaire devised for the country you live in and the community to which you feel closest.