This survey took place between 20-24 October 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%.
WHAT DO YOU FEAR MOST OF ALL? (Respondents were presented with a card and could select multiple answers; ranked in descending order according to October 2017)
|Nov. 89||Aug. 16||Oct. 17|
|Children or loved ones falling ill||61||45||47|
|Illness, losing the ability to work||38||32||32|
|Old age, helplessness||33||28||21|
|Physical pain and suffering||17||16||17|
|Arbitrary rule, lawlessness||22||10||11|
|The end of humanity||27||7||9|
|The wrath of God, Judgment Day||5||5||5|
|The return of mass repression||11||3||3|
|I’m not afraid of anything in particular||5||12||11|
|It is difficult to say||3||2||4|
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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