As an independent research institute aiming to create positive impacts in Mongolia, the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) initiated its own social survey on subjective well-being and social cohesion in 2016. Between 2016 and 2017, the survey covered a representative sample of 1825 respondents from 12 aimags and Ulaanbaatar. In the survey, cluster sampling, random cluster and intercept line sampling methods were employed, making it internationally comparable.  The one of the main outcome of the survey was knowing that people were least satisfied with the country’s economic and political situation, and most satisfied with their own personal (and personal group’s) social life. Currently, IRIM is cooperating with KOBE University’s Research Team to implement “The Life Style and Culture study of Mongolia".  

Unlike other studies, lifestyle and culture studies of the nation has the following features:

  • the questions mainly focus on a respondent’s activities, interests and views;
  • it aims to identify social groups within the population by combining the characteristics of the non-traditional lifestyle

The main feature of this study is studying the lifestyle and culture of Mongolians in terms of their views regarding economics. The survey sample will cover two household members from each of the 150 households from Ulaanbaatar and rural areas to gather information in pre-designed chambers with unique questions about lifestyle and culture.

We hope that the findings of the study will bring interesting results on the personal (and personal group’s) social life of Mongolians.