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Unity Day

This survey took place between 23 and 26 October 2015 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600/800 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%/4.1%.

DO YOU KNOW WHICH HOLIDAY WILL BE CELEBRATED ON NOVEMBER 4TH? (N=800)

 

Oct.

05

Oct.

06

Oct.

07

Oct.

08

Oct.

09

Oct.

10

Oct.

11

Oct.

12

Oct.

13

Oct.

14

Oct.

15

National Unity Day

8

20

23

28

31

36

41

43

49

54

55

Day of Accord and Reconciliation

33

27

22

26

26

25

24

25

22

22

19

October Revolution Day

5

1

3

6

5

2

4

4

5

5

Day of Emancipation from Polish-Lithuanian Invaders

5

3

4

2

2

2

4

3

2

3

4

Other

3

3

2

4

4

3

2

2

5

<1

2

Don’t know/it is difficult to answer

51

43

47

37

33

29

28

23

17

16

16

DO YOU PLAN TO CELEBRATE… (respondents could choose two answers; N=800)

 

Oct.

06

Oct.

07

Oct.

08

Oct.

09

Oct.

10

Oct.

11

Oct.

12

Oct.

13

Oct.

14

Oct.

15

National Unity Day, November 4

12

15

18

15

14

16

16

15

19

22

October Revolution Day, November 7

23

23

21

17

17

18

18

17

12

14

Neither

58

59

52

63

61

59

61

62

59

55

Don’t know / it is difficult to say

12

11

18

11

13

15

9

10

14

14

ARE YOU PROUD OF TODAY’S RUSSIA? (N=1600)

 

Mar.06

Oct.07

Oct.08

Apr.10

Oct.13

Oct.14

Apr.15

Oct.15

Definitely yes

19

27

22

18

13

22

27

29

Probably yes

29

33

40

37

40

47

43

42

Probably no

32

23

23

27

30

13

15

15

Definitely no

16

12

6

7

10

5

5

5

It is difficult to say

5

6

9

11

7

12

9

9

WHAT MOST OF ALL GIVES YOU A SENSE OF PRIDE FOR RUSSIA? (several answers; N=1600)

 

Oct.14

Mar.15

Oct.15

Russia’s natural wealth

40

41

39

Russian history

39

43

38

Armed forces

24

24

35

Russian culture

30

34

30

Russia’s position in the world

26

24

30

Athletic accomplishments

33

32

29

The country’s size

28

31

26

Modern achievements of Russian science

16

15

14

Fellow citizens

8

7

9

Economic success

6

5

4

Russian education system

6

6

4

Health care system

2

2

2

Nothing from this list

3

3

6

It is difficult to say

3

3

3

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT RUSSIA’S FUTURE? IF SO, BY WHAT? (multiple answers; N=1600; September 2015)*

 

Jan.91

Sept.15

Unemployment

26

42

Threat of war

29

41

Economic crisis

59

40

Rise in crime, disturbance of public order

65

24

Ecological problems, destruction of the environment

48

16

Escalation of inter-ethnic clashes, ethnic conflicts

35

15

Political chaos

41

14

International isolation

6

12

Earthquakes, other natural disasters

7

9

Religious conflicts

3

6

Other

4

2

Russia’s future does not worry me

<1

11

I’m not concerned about Russia’s future, whatever it may be

1

3

It is difficult to say

<1

5

*In January of 1991 this question was given in the following form: “ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SOVIET UNION?”

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