Crimea

The survey took place between 24 and 27 October 2014 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people age 18 and over 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 SUPPORT CRIMEA’S UNIFICATION WITH RUSSIA?

 

21-24
March
2014

May.14

Oct.14

Definitively yes

57

54

55

Mostly yes

31

36

31

Mostly against

6

4

7

Definitively against

1

1

2

It is difficult to say

4

5

5

* In March and May the questions was given with the following wording: “ARE YOU PERSONALLY FOR OR AGAINST CRIMEA’S UNIFICATION WITH RUSSIA?”

WHY DO YOU SUPPORT CRIMEA’S UNIFICATION WITH RUSSIA? (as a percentage of those who support Crimea’s unification with Russia)

because Crimea is a Russian land

74

because otherwise Crimean people could have been subjected to violence by Ukrainian right-wing radicals  

36

because otherwise Crimea would have been forcibly ukrainianized  

16

something else

1

it is difficult to say

2

WHY DO YOU NOT SUPPORT CRIMEA’S UNIFICATION WITH RUSSIA? (as a percentage of those who do not support Crimea’s unification with Russia)

because it destabilized the region and the world

58

because Russia was hit by international sanctions  

23

because Russia violated international treaties and committed aggression against neighboring Ukraine

19

something else

5

it is difficult to say

7

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE OPINION THAT RUSSIA ANNEXED CRIMEA THROUGH THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE AND THREATS OF MILITARY INTERVENTION?

definitively yes

3

mostly yes

10

mostly against

35

definitively against

44

it is difficult to say

8

Translated by the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.