This survey took place between March 7-12, 2018 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. 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%.


  Mar. 18
Yes 83
No 15
It is difficult to say 2

WHY, IN YOUR PERSONAL OPINION, WAS BORIS NEMTSOV KILLED? (single answer; percentage of respondents who had heard about the murder; ranked in descending order)

  Mar. 18
I don’t understand why he was killed 30
For his opposition views and his criticism of those in power 24
He was the victim of a conflict between criminals 21
For making offensive statements about Muslims 8
Other 2
It is difficult to say 15

DO YOU THINK THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ORGANIZED BORIS NEMTSOV’S MURDER WILL BE IDENTIFIED? (single answer; percentage of those respondents who had heard about the murder; ranked in descending order)

  Mar. 18
They will never be identified 42
They will be identified, but not anytime soon 17
They have already been identified and convicted 16
It is difficult to say 25

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

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