This survey took place between 23-26 September 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% / 75%
2.0% for indicators around 10% / 90%
1.5% for indicators around 5% / 95%
Awareness of Election Results and Trust in Them
DO YOU KNOW WHICH PARTIES RAN CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE DUMA?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT PERCENT OF VOTES THESE PARTIES RECEIVED?
HOW FAIRLY DO YOU THINK THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 RUSSIAN STATE DUMA ELECTIONS WERE CONDUCTED?
|Not very fairly||15||30||22|
|Not at all fairly||5||15||9|
HAVE YOU ENCOUNTERED PRESSURE TO VOTE IN SUPPORT OF A CERTAIN PARTY OR CANDIDATE DURING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND IF SO, FROM WHOM? (multiple choice)
|From regional authorities||6||7||4|
|From superiors at work||7||7||5|
|From friends, neighbors, acquaintances, coworkers, or schoolmates||4||5||4|
|Have not encountered anything like that||73||73||78|
|It is difficult to say||12||11||9|
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE WERE IRREGULARITIES IN THE COUNTING OF VOTES DURING THESE ELECTIONS, AND IF SO, HOW SIGNIFICANT WERE THEY?
|There were no irregularities||16||19||38||12||18|
|Somewhat significant, but unlikely to have changed the election results||14||13||6||20||13|
|Significant, significantly affecting the election results||5||4||3||14||6|
|It is difficult to say||42||30||35||23||33|
ARE YOU SATISFIED OVERALL WITH THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS?
|It is difficult to say||14||23|
Expectations for the New State Duma
DO YOU EXPECT THESE ELECTIONS TO CHANGE LIFE FOR THE BETTER?
|It is difficult to say||9||8|
DO YOU THINK THE NEWLY ELECTED STATE DUMA WILL WORK BETTER OR WORSE THAN THE FORMER DUMA?
|No better and no worse||46||46|
|It is difficult to say||17||11|
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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