Legal Protection

The survey took place between 20 and 23 March 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 PERSONALLY FEEL PROTECTED BY THE LAW?

 

Dec. 06

Dec. 10

Mar. 15

Yes

25

33

41

No

68

58

47

It is difficult to say

7

9

12

WHY DO YOU NOT FEEL THAT YOU ARE PROTECTED BY THE LAW? (in % of respondents who do not feel that they are protected by the law; multiple answers given)

 

Dec. 06

Dec. 10

Mar. 15

Because everyone is corrupt, and I cannot hope for a fair and objective consideration of my claims in court

42

35

45

Because the laws are not written for everyone; there are too many people who think they are above the law (government officials, law enforcement agencies, wealthy people)

45

46

44

Because the laws are loosely interpreted by those in power

37

32

37

Because the laws are always changing

23

17

15

Because people do not have the means to affect the authorities

20

16

11

Other

1

2

1

It is difficult to say

4

5

6

Distribution of answers based on socio-demographic characteristics of respondents look at the PDF file

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

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