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Sanctions

The survey took place between 26 and 29 September 2014 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1630 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%.  

IN YOUR OPINION, AGAINST WHOM ARE THE WEST’S CURRENT SANCTIONS DIRECTED?

 

May.14

Jun.14

Sep.14

Against the general population of Russia

27

31

41

Only against a small circle of people responsible for Russian policies concerning Ukraine

42

35

30

Western leaders do not think about the extent to which their sanctions affect the general population of Russia

19

22

21

It is difficult to say

13

12

8

HAVE THE SANCTIONS CREATED PROBLEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

Yes, very serious problems

2

Yes, quite serious problems

14

No, they have not created serious problems

44

No, they have not created any problems

35

It is difficult to say

5

DO YOU THINK THAT THE CURRENT WESTERN SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA COULD CREATE PROBLEMS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

Yes, very serious problems

5

Yes, quite serious problems

21

No, they will not create serious problems

41

No, they will not create any problems

21

It is difficult to say

12

DO YOU THINK THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IS ACTING CORRECTLY IN COMPENSATING LOSSES OF COMPANIES AND BANKS TARGETED BY THE SANCTIONS USING THE STATE BUDGET?

Definitely yes

9

Mostly yes

31

Mostly no

28

Definitely no

11

It is difficult to say

21

WHAT WOULD YOUR ATTITUDE BE TOWARD THE FOLLOWING IDEA: IN ORDER TO COMPENSATE THE EXPENSES OF SUCH REIMBURSEMENTS, SEIZE THE ACCOUNTS AND ASSETS OF FOREIGN COMPANIES OR STATES THAT BENEFITTED FROM SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN COMPANIES?

Entirely positive

24

Mostly positive

36

Mostly negative

14

Sharply negative

3

It is difficult to say

23

HOW DO YOU VIEW THE IDEA OF BOYCOTTING (REFUSING TO PURCHASE) GOODS PRODUCED ABROAD?

Entirely positively

18

Mostly positively

40

Mostly negatively

21

Sharply negatively

4

It is difficult to say

17

DO YOU THINK THAT WESTERN SANCTIONS AND RETALIATORY SANCTIONS FROM RUSSIA WILL BENEFIT OR HARM THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY?

Definitely benefit

15

Mostly benefit

44

Mostly harm

19

Definitely harm

6

It is difficult to say

17

DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIA SHOULD CEDE TO THE WEST’S DEMANDS AND LIMIT ITS SUPPORT OF THE DONETSK AND LUGANSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLICS AND OF MILITIAMEN IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

Definitely yes

4

Mostly yes

12

Mostly no

41

Definitely no

27

It is difficult to say

17

WHAT WOULD YOUR ATTITUDE BE TOWARD THE IDEA OF RETURNING CRIMEA TO UKRAINE?

Entirely positive

7

Mostly positive

7

Mostly negative

28

Sharply negative

51

It is difficult to say

8

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