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This survey took place between 21-24 October 2016 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 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions.  The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys.

 The statistical error of these studies for a selection of 1600 people (with a probability of 0.95) does not exceed:

                3.4% for indicators around 50%

                2.9% for indicators around 25%

                2.0% for indicators around 10%

                1.5% for indicators around 5%

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD PAY HEED TO WESTERN CRITICISM OF RUSSIA?

  Feb.07 Mar.10 Feb.12 Dec.14 Oct.15 Oct.16
Yes 46 42 38 27 29 30
No 38 45 50 57 62 59
It is difficult to say 16 12 12 16 10 12

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD NOT PAY HEED TO WESTERN CRITICISM? (as a percentage of those respondents who believe that Russia shouldn’t pay heed to Western criticism; multiple answers)

  Feb.07 Mar.10 Feb.12 Dec.14 Oct.15 Oct.16
The West sees Russia as a competitor and is eager to weaken it 39 35 40 40 37 43
The West has a negative attitude towards Russia, Western criticism is hostile 24 22 26 43 34 35
The West does not understand Russian life yet wants to teach Russia 38 36 29 27 28 21
Western critics often criticize that which they themselves are guilty of doing (double standards) 22 14 17 22 25 25
It is difficult to say 4 3 5 6 4 2

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE WEST PRIMARILY HOPES TO GAIN BY STRENGTHENING ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS?

  Sept.14 Dec.14 Feb.15 Jun.15 Oct.15 Oct.16
Weaken and humiliate Russia 71 72 72 66 69 74
Restore the geopolitical balance disrupted by the annexation of Crimea 18 14 17 21 17 13
Stop the war, destruction, and death in Eastern Ukraine 4 6 7 5 6 5
It is difficult to say 8 7 5 8 7 8

The ANO Levada Center has been registered as a non-commercial organization acting as a foreign agent.

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