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Vladimir Putin’s public image

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%

WHICH WORDS COULD YOU USE TO CHARACTERIZE YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS VLADIMIR PUTIN? (multiple answers)

 

Mar.

00

Feb.

02

Feb.

05

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08

Jan.

11

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13

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14

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15

Mar.

16

Jul.

16

Admiration 3 4 3 9 3 2 6 10 8 8
Affection 29 30 25 41 28 18 31 37 30 29
I have nothing bad to say about him 34 37 35 34 36 30 29 30 30 31
Neutral, indifferent 11 10 14 10 18 22 15 10 15 17
Guarded, wait-and-see 14 11 10 2 4 10 6 5 8 4
I have nothing good to say about him 5 5 8 3 5 8 7 3 4 6
Aversion 2 2 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 2
Disgust <1 <1 1 <1 1 2 <1 1 1 1
It is difficult to say 4 2 2 2 3 3 4 2 3 1

TO WHAT DEGREE DO YOU TRUST VLADIMIR PUTIN?

  Fully trust Probably trust Probably distrust Fully distrust It is difficult to say
Jul.16 20 58 12 6 5
May.16 33 46 12 7 2
Mar.16 21 52 14 5 8
Mar.15 26 57 10 4 3
Mar.14 16 55 15 5 8
Jun.13 11 48 24 14 3
Jun.12 13 46 25 11 4
Jan.11 12 58 18 4 8
Aug.10 25 53 12 4 6
Sept.09 28 48 12 6 6
May.08 28 56 10 2 4
Aug.07 23 57 9 3 8
Aug.06 17 59 16 5 4
Aug.05 15 55 20 5 5
Aug.04 11 57 21 6 5
Aug.03 17 59 16 4 5
Aug.02 14 61 14 5 6
Aug.01 11 59 15 4 11
Jul.00 14 58 17 3 8
           

IN THE SEVENTEEN YEARS SINCE VLADIMIR PUTIN’S ELECTION AS PRIME MINISTER OF RUSSIA IN 1999, HAVE YOUR EXPECTATIONS BEEN MET?

  Aug.02 Aug.03 Aug.04 Aug.05 Aug.06 Aug.07 Aug.09 Jul.16
Definitely yes 5 7 5 7 7 10 9 12
Probably yes 40 40 33 39 40 48 50 41
Probably no 23 23 25 22 22 16 17 16
Definitely no 8 10 12 12 10 6 8 7
I had and have no expectations 16 11 18 14 15 11 11 15
It is difficult to say 8 9 6 7 7 9 7 8

Vladimir Putins Accomplishments and Failures

 WHAT WOULD YOU SAY HAS BEEN VLADIMIR PUTIN’S MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENT IN HIS YEARS IN POWER? (one answer)

 

Mar.

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Mar.

05

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06

Mar.

07

Mar.

08

Jul.

09

Jul.

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Feb.

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Aug.

14

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Jul.

16

Improving military capability, reforming armed forces 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 3 8 10 14
Strengthening Russia’s international position 4 4 7 8 8 7 7 8 13 10 11
Economic development of Russia 10 7 10 18 21 17 12 14 12 13 10
Bringing order, supporting a peaceful political climate 6 9 8 6 8 8 8 7 9 9 10
Increasing quality of living, wages and pensions 24 18 14 16 16 22 20 14 11 12 7
Solving the Chechen problem 2 2 2 4 5 4 3 5 7 7 6
Growth of optimism, hope for a better life in the near future 13 11 14 10 12 9 10 7 9 8 6
Removing the danger of terrorism in Russia <1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 4 3
Fighting corruption, bribery 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 3
Bringing the oligarchs under control, restricting their influence 6 6 5 4 2 2 3 2 3 3 3
Improving Russia’s relations with the West 6 8 6 5 4 5 6 4 1 2 2
Fighting crime 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Partnership with other CIS countries 3 4 3 2 2 1 4 2 4 2 2
Defending democracy and citizens’ political rights and freedoms 1 1 2 1 1 <1 1 1 <1 1 1
Strengthening the country’s moral fiber <1 1 1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 1
Creating favorable conditions for private business 3 2 2 3 1 2 2 4 2 3 1
Improving interethnic relations in Russia <1 1 1 <1 1 <1 1 1 <1 1 1
Other 1 <1 1 1 1 1 <1 1 1 1 2
I don’t see any accomplishments 12 13 13 10 5 8 9 15 8 8 8
It is difficult to say 4 4 8 4 7 8 10 8 6 4 8

 

  Main accomplishment Additional accomplishments Sum of accomplishments* Failures Balance
Increasing military capability, reforming armed forces 14 25 40 2 38
Strengthening Russia’s international position 11 23 34 4 30
Solving the Chechen problem 6 23 28 2 26
Bringing order, supporting a peaceful political climate 10 15 25 4 21
Removing the danger of terrorism in Russia 3 16 19 3 16
Partnership with other CIS countries 2 13 15 4 11
Growth of optimism, hope for a better life in the near future 6 11 16 6 11
Fighting crime 2 10 12 6 6
Improving interethnic relations in Russia 1 6 7 4 4
Defending democracy and citizens’ political rights and freedoms 1 4 5 2 3
Improving Russia’s relations with the West 2 8 10 8 2
Creating favorable conditions for private business 1 7 8 8 0
Economic development in Russia 10 8 18 19 -1
Strengthening the country’s moral fiber 1 7 8 10 -3
Increasing quality of living, wages and pensions 7 11 18 27 -8
Bringing the oligarchs under control, restricting their influence 3 8 10 19 -9
Fighting corruption, bribery 3 10 12 29 -17

 * “Sum of accomplishments” was calculated as the sum of values for the questions “What would you say has been Vladimir Putins main accomplishment in his years in power?” and “In which other areas has Vladimir Putin been successful?”

“Balance” was calculated as the difference between “Accomplishments” and “Failures.”

Calculations were done in Excel to the first decimal place, but numbers on the site have been rounded, so the discrepancy of ± 1% in the difference is not an error.

Sum of Accomplishments**

 

Mar.

04

Mar.

05

Mar.

06

Mar.

07

Mar.

08

Jul.

09

Jul.

10

Feb.

12

Aug.

14

Aug.

15

Jul.

16

Increasing military capability, reforming armed forces 11 13 9 14 14 12 11 15 28 33 40
Strengthening Russia’s international position 19 22 25 32 26 26 26 25 30 27 34
Solving the Chechen problem 10 11 10 21 20 18 12 16 23 24 28
Bringing order, supporting a peaceful political climate 19 19 19 23 24 23 22 19 29 27 25
Reducing the danger of terrorism in Russia 3 6 6 10 10 10 6 9 9 14 19
Increasing quality of living, wages and pensions 39 29 28 30 36 43 40 29 25 24 18
Economic development 21 14 15 30 35 31 24 23 22 22 18
Increasing optimism, hope for a better life in the near future 28 21 24 25 27 26 26 19 26 24 16
Partnership with other CIS countries 15 16 16 15 14 14 19 12 17 18 15
Fighting corruption, bribery 14 12 8 14 8 9 9 7 13 14 12
Fighting crime 8 10 7 9 8 8 7 5 6 9 12
Muzzling the oligarchs, restricting their influence 18 15 13 11 8 9 9 10 11 12 10
Improving Russia’s relations with the West 21 26 25 28 20 22 29 17 5 7 10
Creating favorable economic and political conditions for private business 11 8 7 13 10 12 13 12 10 12 8
Strengthening the country’s moral fiber 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 5 8
Improving interethnic relations in Russia 3 5 7 5 5 4 6 5 4 6 7
Defending democracy and citizens’ rights 6 5 7 8 4 4 4 5 3 4 5
I don’t see any accomplishments 26 26 28 20 10 15 17 30 16 16 17
It is difficult to say 19 15 19 14 21 19 23 19 15 9 19

** The sum of values for the questions “WHAT WOULD YOU SAY HAS BEEN VLADIMIR PUTIN’S MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENT IN HIS YEARS IN POWER?” and “IN WHICH OTHER AREAS HAS VLADIMIR PUTIN BEEN SUCCESSFUL?”

Failures***

 

Mar.

04

Mar.

05

Mar.

06

Mar.

07

Mar.

08

Jul.

09

Jul.

10

Feb.

12

Aug.

14

Aug.

15

Jul.

16

Fighting corruption, bribery 28 27 28 33 32 35 37 38 28 29 29
Increasing quality of living, wages and pensions 21 21 20 19 17 13 13 21 15 15 27
Economic development 18 19 16 11 8 12 12 14 11 17 19
Muzzling the oligarchs, restricting their influence 19 14 16 20 18 23 24 20 15 16 19
Strengthening the country’s moral fiber 13 13 16 22 14 16 16 15 13 10 10
Creating favorable economic and political conditions for private business 4 4 4 6 3 5 5 7 6 6 8
Improving Russia’s relations with the West 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 9 8
Fighting crime 25 20 18 23 17 19 18 13 7 7 6
Increasing optimism, hope for a better life in the near future 6 6 7 6 4 5 4 5 4 5 6
Strengthening Russia’s international position 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 4 4 7 4
Bringing order, supporting a peaceful political climate 10 7 8 6 4 6 6 7 5 6 4
Improving interethnic relations in Russia 7 5 5 10 6 6 4 7 4 6 4
Partnership with other CIS countries 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 5 4 3 4
Reducing the danger of terrorism in Russia 24 15 9 7 4 4 9 6 4 5 3
Solving the Chechen problem 34 27 18 13 7 9 10 10 5 3 2
Increasing military capability, reforming armed forces 6 5 6 4 3 5 4 5 3 7 2
Defending democracy and citizens’ rights 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2
I don’t see any failures 2 2 4 3 2 3 4 6 6 5 5
It is difficult to say 10 10 12 17 20 19 16 9 18 10 18

 *** Percentage distribution for the question “IN WHICH OF THESE AREAS HAVE VLADIMIR PUTIN’S ACTIONS BEEN THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL?” (multiple answers)

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

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