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Russia doping scandal

This survey took place between 22-25 July 2016 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 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 for a selection of 1600 people (with a probability of 0.95) does not exceed:

                3.4% for indicators around 50%

                2.9% for indicators around 25%

                2.0% for indicators around 10%

                1.5% for indicators around 5%

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW CONVINCING IS THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED IN THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (WADA) COMMISSION’S REPORT CONCERNING MANIPULATION OF DOPING TESTS TAKEN BY RUSSIAN ATHLETES DURING THE SOCHI OLYMPICS AND THE COMPLICITY OF THE RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF SPORT, FSB, AND MOSCOW ANTI-DOPING LAB?

Very convincing 3
Somewhat convincing 11
Not too convincing 38
Completely unconvincing 33
Don’t remember/don’t want to answer 15

DO YOU THINK THAT IT WILL BE RIGHT IF THE ENTIRE RUSSIAN TEAM IS BANNED FROM THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO DE JANEIRO ON THE GROUNDS OF THIS EVIDENCE?

Definitely yes 2
Probably yes 5
Probably no 31
Definitely no 52
Don’t remember/don’t want to answer 10

WILL YOU WATCH THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO DE JANEIRO ON TELEVISION IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR IF…

  Russian athletes are not competing Russian athletes are competing
Very actively, quite closely 9 25
Occasionally, some broadcasts 28 37
Only what is shown on the news 27 14
I’m not at all interested in the Games 29 19
It is difficult to say 7 5

WILL YOU WATCH TELEVISION COVERAGE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN…

 

 

Sydney? Greece? China? London? Rio de Janeiro?
Aug.00 Jul.04 Jul.08 Jun.12 Jul.16
Very actively, quite closely 17 26 33 16 25
Occasionally, some events 42 38 42 43 37
Only what is shown on the news 16 13 13 17 14
I’m not at all interested in the Games 22 22 11 18 19
It is difficult to say 3 1 2 7 5

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