Press-releases

The most alarming problems

This survey took place between 18-22 August 2017 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%

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS IN OUR SOCIETY DO YOU FIND THE MOST ALARMING AND MOST PRESSING? (respondents were shown a card; multiple answers permitted; arranged according to August 2017)

Jul. 97 Jul. 99 Jul. 01 Jul. 03 Jul. 05 Jul. 07 Aug. 11 Aug. 13 Aug. 14 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17
Price increases 47 86 66 48 71 64 73 69 71 78 72 61
Poverty/impoverishment of most of the population 59 56 53 52 52 55 40 42 47 45
Increase in unemployment 54 64 34 44 39 30 41 36 26 36 37 33
Corruption, bribery 38 29 23 37 24 27 27 39 26 29 31 33
Economic crisis, decreased industrial and agricultural production 47 56 30 22 33 28 32 29 28 32 31 28
Lack of access to various kinds of health care 25 29 29 32 24 23 23 20 22 26
Extreme gap between the rich and poor, income inequality 45 34 26 28 27 32 27 33 30 27 26 25
Moral/cultural crisis 26 26 24 16 22 28 26 30 18 17 16 15
Environmental degradation 26 20 9 17 22 25 19 14 13 11 14
The war in Eastern Ukraine 22 11 14
Increasing cost of/inaccessibility to education 26 26 27 26 18 20 16 14 16 13
The threat of explosions and other acts of terrorism where you live 11 18 15 6 12 5 6 5 8 12
Tyrannical government officials 9 9 14 14 12 10 11 12
Rise in drug use 37 24 29 25 25 22 14 15 14 12
Western sanctions against Russia 12 7 11
Lower exchange rates for the ruble/currency depreciation 27 15 10
Weak government 40 30 11 9 11 9 10 9 6 6 9 10
Influx of migrants/immigrants 7 9 12 27 24 11 11 10
Lack of truth in the courts 5 8 6 7 6 6 6 8
Rise in crime rates 54 45 41 25 29 28 21 15 8 9 8 8
Rise in nationalism, deterioration of interethnic relations 15 17 8 9 4 7 9 10 11 6 6 7
Disruptions in salary, pension, benefits etc. payments 63 40 9 19 4 3 6 3 4 5 6 6
Rude/cruel police behavior 8 6 9 7 5 5 5 5 6
Limited civil rights and democratic freedoms (freedom of speech, freedom of the press) 2 1 2 1 4 3 3 3 3 4
Other 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
It is difficult to say 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 1 2 2

* There was no variation in the list of problems.

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

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.

close

РАССЫЛКА ЛЕВАДА-ЦЕНТРА

Подпишитесь, чтобы быть в курсе последних исследований!