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Counter-sanctions: problems and consequences

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 1630 people age 18 and older 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%.

HOW DO YOU GENERALLY RELATE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF A BAN ON IMPORTED FOOD PRODUCTS AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS BY RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE USA IN RESPONSE TO THOSE COUNTRIES’ SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA?

 

Aug.14

Oct.14

Entirely positively

36

29

Mostly positively

42

44

Mostly negatively

8

13

Sharply negatively

5

2

It is difficult to say

9

12

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED ANY PROBLEMS FEEDING YOUR FAMILY IN CONNECTION WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD PRODUCTS FROM COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE USA?

 

Aug.14

Oct.14

Practically no problems

63

52

Not problems that are too serious

27

35

Quite serious problems

5

8

Very serious problems

1

1

It is difficult to say

4

4

DO YOU THINK THAT, IN THE FUTURE, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS FEEDING YOUR FAMILY IN CONNECTION WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD PRODUCTS FROM COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE USA?

 

Aug.14

Oct.14

Practically no problems

49

41

Not problems that are too serious

32

41

Quite serious problems

10

10

Very serious problems

1

2

It is difficult to say

8

7

DO YOU THINK FOOD PRICES HAVE ALREADY RISEN OR WILL RISE LATER DUE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF A BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD PRODUCTS? OR DO YOU THINK THE BAN ON IMPORTING FOOD PRODUCTS WILL NOT CAUSE A RISE IN PRICES?

 

Aug.14

Oct.14

Already risen

35

64

Have not yet risen, but will rise later

41

22

It won’t cause a rise in prices

15

9

It is difficult to say

9

4

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE OPINION THAT, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, A DECLINE IN LIVING STANDARDS FOR THE RUSSIAN POPULATION, REDUCED INCOME, PRICE INCREASES, AND AN ECONOMIC CRISIS WILL BEGIN?

 

Oct.14

Definitely agree

16

Mostly agree

45

Mostly disagree

18

Definitely disagree

5

It is difficult to say

16

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE VIEW THAT CRIMEA’S ACCESSION TO RUSSIA AND RUSSIAN POLITICAL AND MILITARY AID TO THE DNR AND LNR MILITIAS WILL LEAD, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, TO A DECLINE IN LIVING STANDARDS FOR THE RUSSIAN POPULATION AND AN ECONOMIC CRISIS?

 

Jul.14

Oct.14

Definitely agree

9

16

Mostly agree

36

40

Mostly disagree

28

25

Definitely disagree

10

5

It is difficult to say

17

14

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