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Ukraine

The survey took place between 21 and 24 August 2015 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 134 localities of 46 of the country’s regions. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys. The statistical error of these studies does not exceed 3.4%.

Attention and Expectations

DO YOU FOLLOW THE CURRENT EVENTS IN UKRAINE?*

 

2013

2014

2015

XII

VIII

XI

XII

I

II

III

IV

V

VII

VIII

Very attentively

4

15

15

13

16

15

17

14

13

15

13

Somewhat

attentively

21

49

37

35

43

43

40

33

37

36

32

Without particular

attention

40

30

36

41

35

33

34

38

37

38

41

Not at all

17

6

11

9

5

9

8

14

11

11

14

I haven’t heard

anything about it

18

1

1

1

1

1

1

<1

2

1

1

IN YOUR OPINION, IS A SHARP INCREASE IN MILITARY CONFLICT LIKELY IN DONBASS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS?

 

Aug. 15

It’s practically inevitable

16

Entirely likely

54

Unlikely

19

It’s practically impossible

2

It is difficult to say

10

Crimea’s Accession and Russia’s Participation

DO YOU SUPPORT CRIMEA’S ACCESSION TO RUSSIA?*

2014*

2015

III

V

X

XI

XII

I

II

III

IV

V

VII

VIII

Definitely yes

57

54

55

53

50

50

52

55

55

56

51

50

Probably yes

31

36

31

31

36

34

32

33

34

29

33

33

Probably no

6

4

7

6

7

8

9

6

6

7

8

10

Definitely no

1

1

2

5

3

4

3

2

2

2

3

2

It is difficult to say

4

5

5

6

4

4

4

4

4

6

4

5

*In March and May the question was asked in the following format: “ARE YOU PERSONALLY FOR OR AGAINST CRIMEA’S ACCESSION TO RUSSIA?”

IN YOUR OPINION, HAS CRIMEA’S ACCESSION TO RUSSIA OVERALL BROUGHT MORE GOOD OR MORE HARM TO RUSSIA?

 

Mar. 15

Aug. 15

More good

70

59

More harm

18

23

It is difficult to say

12

18

IN YOUR OPINION, IS RUSSIA CURRENTLY UNDERTAKING MILITARY ACTION AGAINST UKRAINE?

 

Mar. 15

Aug. 15

Definitely yes

4

4

Probably yes

13

16

Probably no

36

40

Definitely no

35

30

It is difficult to say

11

10

IN YOUR OPINION, SHOULD RUSSIA REFUSE THE FOLLOWING TO THE DONETSK AND LUGANSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLICS? (N=800; statistical error does not exceed 4.1%)

Definitely yes

Probably yes

Probably no

Definitely no

It is difficult to say

Humanitarian aid

May 14

53

37

5

2

3

July 14

47

39

8

3

3

Aug. 15

40

44

10

3

4

Political and diplomatic support

May 14

34

55

7

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4

June 14

47

45

3

2

3

July 14

46

42

6

2

5

Aug. 15

40

48

6

2

4

Economic support

May 14

22

48

15

5

9

June 14

42

37

12

4

5

July 14

36

37

14

6

7

Aug. 15

26

39

17

8

9

Military & technical support (consultations & weapons)

May 14

17

41

20

12

10

June 14

29

35

17

8

11

July 14

26

32

19

12

11

Aug. 15

19

31

21

17

12

Direct military support (troops)

May 14

11

20

32

24

14

June 14

16

24

24

21

16

July 14

10

16

34

27

14

Aug. 15

8

12

35

37

9

Aid in accepting refugees

July 14

41

40

12

4

4

Aug. 15

22

45

15

10

9

 Sanctions and Countersanctions

HAVE THE SANCTIONS OF WESTERN COUNTRIES AGAINST RUSSIA CREATED ANY PROBLEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

 

Sept. 14

Dec. 14

Jan. 15

June 15

Aug. 15

Yes, very serious problems

2

8

7

8

5

Yes, somewhat serious problems

14

23

27

25

22

No, no serious problems

44

47

45

49

53

No, no problems at all

35

13

12

13

14

It is difficult to say

5

10

9

5

6

IN YOUR OPINION, COULD THE SANCTIONS OF WESTERN COUNTRIES AGAINST RUSSIA CREATE ANY PROBLEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

Sept. 14

Dec. 14

Jan. 15

June 15

Aug. 15

Yes, very serious problems

5

7

10

7

5

Yes, somewhat serious problems

21

38

37

25

24

No, no serious problems

41

35

33

39

48

No, no problems at all

21

10

10

14

13

It is difficult to say

12

10

10

15

10

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW SHOULD RUSSIA REACT IN RESPONSE TO THE SANCTIONS OF WESTERN COUNTRIES? (N=800; statistical error does not exceed 4.1%)

 

Sept. 14

Dec. 14

Jan. 15

Mar. 15

June 15

Aug. 15

Continue its previous policies, ignoring the sanctions

68

66

69

72

70

68

Find a compromise and make concessions so that the sanctions are removed

22

24

21

21

20

20

It is difficult to say

10

11

11

6

10

12

IN GENERAL, HOW DO YOU FEEL TOWARDS THE RUSSIA GOVERNMENT’S BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION AND USA IN RESPONSE TO THE SANCTIONS THOSE COUNTRIES HAVE ENACTED AGAINST RUSSIA?

 

Aug. 14

Oct. 14

Mar. 15

7-10

Aug. 15

21-24

Aug. 15

Entirely positively

36

29

19

30

25

Somewhat positively

42

44

45

38

42

Somewhat negatively

8

13

21

17

17

Entirely negatively

5

2

4

7

4

It is difficult to say

9

12

9

9

12

HAVE ANY PROBLEMS EMERGED FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION AND USA?

 

Aug. 14

Oct. 14

Mar. 15

Aug. 15

Practically none

63

52

38

43

Nothing serious

27

35

40

39

Somewhat serious

5

8

18

13

Very serious

1

1

2

1

It is difficult to say

4

4

2

4

WHAT CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS POLITICAL MOVE WOULD YOU SAY HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY UNPLEASANT OR SIGNIFICANT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? (multiple answers given)

 

Aug. 15

An increase in the price of food products

71

A decrease in quality of food products

14

A more limited selection of food products

12

Other

<1

There have been no negative consequences for my family

16

It is difficult to say

3

WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OPINIONS ON THIS TOPIC DO YOU MOST AGREE?

 

Aug. 15

Russia’s ban on importing food products from the European Union and the USA has been effective and has already caused positive political results – Russia and its interests have become more respected in the world

58

Russia’s ban on importing food products from the European Union and the USA is senseless, absurd, and harmful – it is causing the people of our country to suffer, more than anything else

24

It is difficult to say

19

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE IDEA TO LIFT THE BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION?

 

Mar. 15

Aug. 15

Entirely positively

14

11

Somewhat positively

34

27

Somewhat negatively

25

33

Entirely negatively

6

10

It is difficult to say

20

20

Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly  Monterey Institute of International Studies).