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STRESS AND TENSION

This survey took place between August 18-22, 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%

WE ALL FEEL THE NEED FROM TIME TO TIME TO SEEK RELIEF FROM STRESS AND TENSION AT THE END OF A HARD DAY. HOW OFTEN DO YOU FEEL STRESSED AND TENSE AT THE END OF THE DAY?

Oct. 98 Oct. 08 Aug. 2017
Quite often – almost every day 13 12 11
Often – once or twice a week 21 27 22
Sometimes – several times a month 36 37 39
Almost never – several times a year 22 18 24
It is difficult to say 8 7 5

WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELIEVE THIS STRESS AND TENSION? (the respondents were presented with a card; multiple choice)

Oct. 98 Aug. 2017
Watch TV 32 31
Spend time with friends 21 28
Go for a walk 27 21
Listen to music 30 20
Take a bath or shower 25 19
Eat something tasty 11 18
Drink alcohol 13 17
Chat on the phone 9 15
Engage in a hobby 7 10
Play with my kids 9 9
Go shopping 5 9
Read a book 17 8
Go to the banya/sauna -* 8
Cook 7 8
Garden/take care of flowers 6 8
Play sports, go to the gym/pool 8 7
Take medication 10 7
Have sex 6 6
Play with my pet(s) -* 5
Take a break from work 6 5
Knitting/crafting 9 5
Take a leave of absence 2 3
Aromatheraphy (use of substances that give off a pleasant aroma) 1 3
Get a massage 6 3
Do yoga, meditate 2 3
See a psychologist, doctor 1 1
Surf the internet/use social media -* 1
Other 3 4
It is difficult to say <1 8

This option was not included on the card or given as a choice.

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

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