Press-releases

Trust in the Mass Media

The survey took place between 2 and 5 October 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%.

DO YOU TRUST THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE ABOUT CURRENT WORLD EVENTS THAT IS CIRCULATED…

 

…on the main television channels

…on the Internet

 

Sept. 12

Sept. 15

Sept. 12

Sept. 15

Entirely so

9

11

5

6

For the most part

38

48

24

31

Only somewhat

43

33

30

32

Not at all

8

4

6

8

It is difficult to say

3

3

35

24

WHILE WATCHING TELEVISION, LISTENING TO THE RADIO, OR READING THE NEWSPAPER, DO YOU EVER GET THE FEELING THAT SOMETHING IS BEING WITHHELD, THAT YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE FULL STORY, OR THAT YOU ARE BEING DISTRACTED FROM IMPORTANT EVENTS?

 

Sept. 12

Sept. 15

Very often

9

8

Somewhat often

46

34

Somewhat rarely

28

34

Very rarely

7

15

It is difficult to say

10

9

WHILE WATCHING TELEVISION, LISTENING TO THE RADIO, OR READING THE NEWSPAPER, DO YOU EVER GET THE FEELING THAT YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED OR GIVEN FALSE INFORMATION?

 

Sept. 12

Sept. 15

Very often

7

7

Somewhat often

38

24

Somewhat rarely

32

36

Very rarely

11

21

It is difficult to say

12

13

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