Information warfare

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 READ INFORMATION OR WATCH/LISTEN TO PROGRAMS THAT CONTAIN A POINT OF VIEW ON THE EVENTS IN UKRAINE THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF MAIN RUSSIAN TV CHANNELS AND OTHER FEDERAL MEDIA?

Often

12

Sometimes

46

Never

37

It is difficult to say

6

WHY DO YOU NOT READ INFORMATION OR WATCH/LISTEN TO PROGRAMS THAT CONTAIN A POINT OF VIEW ON THE EVENTS IN UKRAINE THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF MAIN RUSSIAN TV CHANNELS AND OTHER FEDERAL MEDIA? (as a %% of those who do not consult alternative media)

I consider them to be anti-Russian propaganda

26

I am not particularly interested in events in Ukraine

20

I think they are far from the truth

17

I cannot find these alternative sources

13

I do not agree with such points of view, and they irritate me

9

It is difficult to say

14

IN RECENT MONTHS, MANY ARE SAYING THAT RUSSIAN FEDERAL MEDIA ARE CONDUCTING AN INFORMATION WAR AGAINST UKRAINE. DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS, AND IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THIS?

 

Jul.14

Aug.14

Oct.14

I agree and think it is right and justified given the situation in Ukraine

15

17

13

I agree and think that the media's policy is dangerous and harmful

10

12

11

I disagree, Russian media give an objective picture of events in Ukraine

58

54

59

It is difficult to say

17

18

17

DO YOU THINK THAT THE FOLLOWING ARE CONDUCTING AN INFORMATION WAR AGAINST RUSSIA?

 

Ukraine?

USA,

 Western countries?

Definitely yes

54

55

Mostly yes

29

33

Mostly no

5

3

Definitely not

3

1

It is difficult to say

9

9

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