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This survey took place 27-30 May 2016 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 800 people over the age of 18 in 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions.  The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. 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 4.1% for indicators around 50%.

DO YOU THINK THAT THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL EXTEND ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS THIS SUMMER?

  Mar.15 May.16
Definitely yes 15 23
Probably yes 49 48
Probably no 17 13
Definitely no 3 2
It is difficult to say 16 14

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW SHOULD RUSSIA ACT IN RESPONSE TO WESTERN SANCTIONS?

  Sept.14 Dec.14 Jan.15 Mar.15 Jun.15 Aug.15 Nov.15 May.16
Continue its policies in spite of sanctions 68 66 69 72 70 68 65 75
Find a compromise, make concessions in order to remove sanctions 22 24 21 21 20 20 26 17
It is difficult to say 10 11 11 6 10 12 9 8

DO YOU THINK THAT DIMINISHED FOOD CHOICES IN STORES AND THEIR INCREASED PRICES ARE THE RESULT OF WESTERN SANCTIONS OR RUSSIAN COUNTER-SANCTIONS?

  May.16
Western sanctions 35
Russian counter-sanctions 16
It is unrelated to both 40
It is difficult to say 9

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT REMOVING THE BAN ON IMPORTING FOODSTUFFS FROM EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES?

  Mar.15 Aug.15 May.16
Completely positively 14 11 12
Probably positively 34 27 35
Probably negatively 25 33 29
Very negatively 6 10 11
It is difficult to say 20 20 13

IN YOUR OPINION, IN COMING YEARS WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT THE PHASE-OUT OF IMPORTS IN TERMS OF…

  Foodstuffs? Medicines? Clothing, footwear? Electronics, communication devices?
Fully 30 14 21 12
Largely 44 30 31 21
Somewhat 18 35 29 33
Insignificantly 4 12 12 18
Not at all 2 4 4 8
It is difficult to say 3 5 4 8

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

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