This survey took place between 5-8 August 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%
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE RECENT SEARCHES OF THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE AND ARRESTS OF A NUMBER OF ITS HEAD MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION, OR THE SEARCHES OF THE FEDERAL CUSTOMS SERVICE AND ITS DIRECTOR’S APARTMENT IN CONNECTION WITH ACCUSATIONS OF ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING?
|Following these events closely||13|
|Have heard something about this||56|
|First time hearing about this||31|
IN YOUR OPINION, CORRUPTION AND OTHER FINANCIAL CRIMES, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ONE’S POSITION FOR PERSONAL BUSINESS SCHEMES ARE…
|Isolated incidents, atypical for the country’s leadership||17|
|A typical phenomenon, manifestation of the degradation of Russian authorities||72|
|It is difficult to say||11|
IN YOUR OPINION, THE RECENT SEARCHES AND ARRESTS ARE…
|A show designed to demonstrate the fight against corruption on the eve of the upcoming State Duma and presidential elections||44|
|Fall out from the effort to redraw high-ranking officials’ spheres of influence||24|
|The beginning of a serious war on corruption in the government||19|
|It is difficult to say||13|
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).