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Vladimir Putin: trust and evaluation

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 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%.  

WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY PEOPLE TRUST VLADIMIR PUTIN?

 

Jul.

01

Aug.

03

Jul.

05

Jul.

09

May.

11

Aug.

13

Sep.

14

people are convinced that Putin resolves the country’s problems successfully and with dignity

14

15

16

28

26

14

38

people hope that, in the future, Putin will be able to resolve the country’s problems

43

46

36

35

38

36

36

people do not see anyone else upon whom they could rely

34

34

42

31

29

42

23

it is difficult to say

9

5

6

6

8

8

3

DO YOU THINK THERE IS A CULT OF PERSONALITY SURROUNDING VLADIMIR PUTIN IN RUSSIA?

 

Mar.

06 

Oct.

07 

Oct.

09 

Jul.

10 

Oct.

11

Sep.

14

yes, all the signs are already evident

10 

22 

23 

27 

25

19

not yet, but the preconditions for a cult of personality are growing

21 

27 

26 

28 

30

31

no, there are no signs of such a cult

57 

38 

38 

33 

33

40

it is difficult to say

12 

13 

13 

12 

12

10

WITH WHICH OF THE EVALUATIONS OF PUTIN AS PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA WOULD YOU BE INCLINED TO AGREE?

 

May

01

May

02

Aug.

04

Jun.

05

May

06

May

07

Aug.

10*

Sep.

14

I fully share Putin’s views and positions

19

17

13

18

26

27

22

31

I am ready to support Putin, as long as he carries out democratic and market reforms in Russia

28

27

30

21

26

29

30

23

I support Putin due to the absence of other worthy politicians

17

18

19

22

17

17

18

17

I am not a supporter of Putin

10

12

14

13

9

10

8

9

I liked Putin before, but recently, I have become disappointed in him

10

7

11

14

9

9

11

8

So far, I have not really liked Putin, but I hope that he will be useful for Russia in the future

9

10

6

7

6

3

4

6

I think it is necessary to support anyone but Putin

1

1

1

2

2

< 1

1

<1

it is difficult to say

7

8

6

5

5

5

7

5

* In 2010, the question was asked in the following format: «WITH WHICH OF THE RATINGS FOR PUTIN’S WORK AS PRIME MINISTER OF RUSSIA WOULD YOU AGREE MOST?»

WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS WOULD YOU AGREE MOST?

 

Apr.

00

Jul.

03

Jul.

07

Oct.

11

Sep.

14

we still know very little about Putin

66

34

21

29

23

we have learned a great deal about Putin during his tenure as President and Prime Minister

22

47

51

41

48

Putin’s persona as an individual and a politician is now crystal clear

7

16

23

25

22

it is difficult to say

5

4

5

5

6

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE OPINION THAT THE RUSSIAN POPULATION IS TIRED OF WAITING FOR POSITIVE CHANGES IN THEIR LIVES FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN?

 

Aug.

00

Apr.

03

Apr.

05

Jul.

10

Oct.

11

Aug.

13

Sep.

14

Definitely yes

21

21

24

15

17

19

9

More likely yes

29

34

39

28

35

40

29

More likely not

31

31

27

31

34

25

36

Definitely not

12

7

6

9

6

5

14

It is difficult to say

8

7

4

17

8

11

12

DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT PUTIN IS CONCERNED ABOUT SERIOUSLY IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES, OR DO HIS WORDS REPRSENT THE TYPICAL EMPTY PROMISES THAT ALL POLITICIANS MAKE?

 

May.

12

Sep.

14

Putin sincerely wants to improve the well-being of the population, but he cannot do this because of bureaucratic pushback and the absence of a good team

33

42

Putin sincerely wants to improve the well-being of the population, and he will be able to succeed in the next 6 years

22

28

Putin often says the right things, but he does not follow through on what he promises

20

15

Putin does not want to do anything, insofar as he is only interested in controlling power and in his own enrichment; he needs the support of those on whom he relies, and he couldn’t care less about the population

11

6

it is difficult to say

14

9

HOW WOULD YOU RATE VLADIMIR PUTIN’S PERFORMANCE AS PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA? (on a scale from «1» being the lowest to «10» being the highest)

 

Sep.

99**

Sep.

00

Sep.

02

Sep.

06

Jan.

08

Oct.

10

Sep.

13

Sep.

14

lowest

28

8

3

6

1

3

6

2

2

11

5

2

2

1

2

4

1

3

19

14

8

8

4

6

9

3

4

11

13

9

7

4

4

7

4

5

20

24

19

16

13

14

13

11

6

4

9

14

11

7

10

13

9

7

3

10

14

14

14

13

16

17

8

2

8

14

15

18

20

17

22

9

1

4

7

8

13

15

9

15

highest

2

7

11

14

25

14

7

17

Average:

3,31

5,17

6,23

6,36

7,49

6,88

6,07

7,33

** In 1999, the question was asked in the following format: «HOW WOULD YOU RATE V.V. PUTIN’S PERFORMANCE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS?»

** In 2010, the question was asked in the following format: «HOW WOULD YOU RATE VLADIMIR PUTIN’S PERFORMANCE AS PRIME MINISTER OF RUSSIA?»

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