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Constitution Day

This survey took place between 18-21 November 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%

DO YOU KNOW WHICH HOLIDAY RUSSIA CELEBRATES ON DECEMBER 12?

  Nov.10 Nov.11 Nov.12 Nov.13 Nov.14 Nov.15 Nov.16
Constitution Day 75 74 71 74 75 76 70
Other 4 3 2 2 1 3 2
It is difficult to say 21 23 27 24 24 21 28

HAVE YOU EVER READ OUR CONSTITUTION, AND DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT IS TALKS ABOUT?

  Nov.13 Nov.14 Nov.16
Remember fairly well 11 12 11
Remember fairly poorly 26 24 24
Have read, but don’t remember anything 25 24 24
Never read 38 41 41

WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OPINIONS ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE CONSTITUTION IN OUR COUNTRY DO YOU MOST AGREE? (one answer)

 

Nov.

97

Nov.

02

Nov.

03

Dec.

05

Nov.

07

Nov.

08

Nov.

10

Nov.

11

Nov.

12

Nov.

13

Nov.

14

Nov.

15

Nov.

16

The constitution guarantees citizens’ rights and freedoms 12 21 14 21 31 22 38 44 41 29 38 48 38
The constitution supports order in government activity 20 22 25 22 30 30 22 21 22 23 26 28 25
The constitution is a tool that allows the President to control the Duma 11 7 11 15 10 11 8 6 8 7 6 5 7
The constitution plays no significant role in the country, as most disregard it 46 41 42 35 21 28 25 20 22 27 16 13 20
It is difficult to say 12 10 8 7 9 10 6 9 9 15 14 6 9

DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES ABIDE BY THE COUNTRY’S CONSTITUTION?

  Nov.13 Nov.16
Fully 6 9
Basically 27 35
Only partially 47 37
Not at all 13 12
It is difficult to say 8 8

ANO Levada Center has been included in the register of noncommercial organizations acting as foreign agents. See the Director of the Levada Center’s statement of disagreement with this decision here.

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