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Is Russia a superpower?

This survey took place between 20 and 23 November 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%.

IN YOUR OPINION, IS THE RUSSIA OF TODAY A SUPERPOWER?

 

Mar.

99

Apr.

00

Oct.

01

Nov.

05

Nov.

06

Jun.

09

Nov.

10

Nov.

11

Mar.

14

Mar.

15

Nov.

15

Definitely yes

12

20

11

7

12

17

16

11

17

19

65

Probably yes

19

33

29

23

31

44

39

36

46

49

Probably no

34

30

35

44

36

27

32

35

27

24

25

Definitely no

31

13

22

23

16

6

9

11

5

3

It is difficult to say

4

4

3

4

5

6

4

6

5

6

10

WHAT, IN YOUR OPINION, DOES THE CONCEPT OF A “SUPERPOWER” CONNOTE? (multiple answers)

 

Mar.99

Jul.08

Sept.12

Nov.14

Nov.15

High standard of living

63

66

61

60

64

Economic and industrial resources, might of the country

64

57

55

60

58

Military power, possession of nuclear missiles

30

37

44

44

51

High culture, science, art

31

31

27

23

25

Having the respect of other countries and international authority

35

24

19

19

20

Rich natural resources

14

19

21

20

18

Freedom and civil rights

15

16

17

13

15

Size of the country, wide open spaces

4

8

10

16

9

Heroic past

7

10

10

13

9

Size of the population

2

5

5

6

5

Other

1

1

1

1

1

It is difficult to say

4

2

2

2

1

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RUSSIA IN THE FUTURE? (one answer)

 

Apr.98

Apr.06

Apr.07

Mar.13

Mar.14

Nov.15

Similar to developed Western countries

43

43

50

39

40

36

As it was in the Soviet era

36

32

25

25

27

23

As it is today

2

9

10

8

15

14

As it was before 1917

5

5

4

7

3

3

Other

6

5

4

8

6

10

It is difficult to say

9

6

6

14

10

14

SPEAKING OF THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RUSSIA? (multiple answers)

 

Aug.14

Nov.15

Powerful

56

57

Flourishing

60

57

Rich

49

52

Educated, cultured

38

40

Invincible

36

35

Peaceful

39

31

Just

27

30

Free

24

21

Intelligent

16

14

Clean

17

9

Kind

11

8

Diverse, multi-faceted

7

7

Open

8

5

Other

1

<1

It is difficult to say

1

1

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

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