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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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).
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