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Paris Attacks

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 1600/800 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%.

Paris Terror Attacks

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE TERROR ATTACKS WHICH TOOK PLACE LAST FRIDAY IN PARIS, AND IF YES, WHAT FEELING DID THESE ATTACKS EVOKE? (multiple answers; N=1600)

 

Sept. 11 attacks in USA

Paris terror attacks

 

Sept.01*

Nov.15

Satisfaction

5

2

Confusion

13

6

Sympathy

54

48

Anger

38

30

Worry

34

37

Fear

26

19

No particular feeling

4

5

I have not heard about the attacks

<1

1

It is difficult to say

1

1

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE IN FRENCH AUTHORITIES’ POSITION TO PREVENT TERROR ATTACKS? (multiple answers; N=800)

 

Jan.15*

Nov.15

Fight more actively against ISIS and cooperate with other countries in the war on terrorism

25

44

Tighten immigration policy, reducing the influx of migrants and refugees

30

41

Intensify the work of intelligence agencies

6

39

Establish control over the Muslim community to prevent the spread of radical islamic ideas and values

23

33

Alter policy in the Middle East, refrain from bombing Syria

16

5

Expand the rights (education, work, political) of Muslim citizens to encourage assimilation and equality with the “native” French population

12

4

Nothing. French authorities are doing everything possible

8

6

It is difficult to say

24

4

In January of 2015 this question was asked with a different scale, which makes comparison of these two data samples difficult. The data for January of 2015 are here.

HOW DO YOU THINK RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES SHOULD PROCEED AFTER THE AIRLINE BOMBING OVER THE SINAI PENINSULA AND THE LARGE-SCALE TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS? (one answer; N=1600)

 

Nov.15

Focus on defending the Russian population from terrorist attacks within Russia, give additional power to intelligence agencies

28

Attempt to work with European coalition countries and the USA to strengthen the joint fight against terrorism

26

Increase Russia’s military operations independently of the European coalition and USA, increase Russia’s military presence in Syria

21

Achieve a truce and develop political and diplomatic avenues for resolution of the Syrian problem

13

Decrease military presence in Syria, cease bombing campaigns

3

Other

<1

It is difficult to say

9

Possibility of Terror Attacks in Russia

WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF TERRORIST ATTACKS IN RUSSIA? (N=800)

 

Nov.15

Definitely yes

25

Probably yes

57

Probably no

11

Definitely no

2

It is difficult to say

5

 DO YOU THINK THAT TERRORIST ATTACKS COULD TAKE PLACE IN RUSSIA NOW? (N=800)

 

Oct.15*

(BEFORE Paris attacks)

Nov.15

(AFTER Paris attacks)

Definitely yes

7

20

Probably yes

41

53

Probably no

28

14

Definitely no

6

3

It is difficult to say

18

10

*Question was given in the following form: “DO YOU THINK THAT, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THERE COULD BE A TERRORIST ATTACK OR HOSTAGE SITUATION IN RUSSIA?”

Earlier data about Russians’ expectations of terrorist attacks in the country here

DO YOU THINK THAT SUFFICIENT SECURITY MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN IN RUSSIA TODAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE THREAT OF TERRORIST ATTACKS BY ISIS? (N=1600)

 

Nov.15

Sufficient

36

Insufficient

39

Excessive

2

It is difficult to say

23

WHAT, IN YOUR OPINION, IS THE ROLE OF INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES TODAY? (N=1600)

 

Sept.07

Nov.11

Nov.14

Nov.15

Russia’s intelligence agencies play a very important role, and their current authority is appropriate to this role

42

45

56

59

Russia’s intelligence agencies are currently given too much unchecked power

35

33

27

24

It is difficult to say/don’t remember

23

23

17

17

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

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