This survey took place between January 19-23, 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 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 SOCIETAL PROBLEMS WORRY YOU MOST OF ALL AND SEEM MOST SEVER TO YOU? (respondents were presented with a card and could select more than one answer; ranked in descending order according to January 2018)
|Jan. 04||Jan. 06||Jan. 08||Feb. 10||Feb. 12||Feb. 14||Feb. 15||Feb. 16||Feb. 17||Jan. 18|
|Poverty / most of the population living in poverty||57||55||49||51||53||51||43||49||50||47|
|A rise in unemployment||35||36||28||47||36||33||38||43||42||40|
|The economic crisis, the poor condition of industry and agriculture||30||31||29||36||33||29||36||38||34||35|
|The extreme gap between the rich and poor, income inequality||29||32||35||29||36||27||24||26||27||33|
|Lack of access to various kinds of health care||36||30||31||27||27||25||19||15||20||26|
|Increased cost/inaccessibility of education||30||28||26||16||18||17||13||14||16||20|
|Increased drug use||28||25||26||26||30||21||14||14||15||18|
|An influx of migrants/immigrants||-*||11||8||10||15||23||9||12||9||18|
|Tyrannical government officials||10||10||9||14||15||12||8||9||10||11|
|The threat of explosions and other acts of terrorism where you live||13||12||6||6||9||12||4||11||8||10|
|A weak government||9||14||8||11||11||8||6||9||8||10|
|Disruptions in salary, pension, benefits etc. payments||10||6||3||7||4||4||3||9||5||9|
|A lack of truth in the courts||8||5||6||6||7||7||4||5||5||9|
|Higher crime rates||35||29||23||20||17||14||8||8||10||8|
|An increased AIDS incidence rate||-*||7||7||5||5||3||-*||-*||-*||8|
|A rise in nationalism, the deterioration of interethnic relations||4||8||5||7||9||10||8||8||6||7|
|Rude/cruel police behavior||-*||8||7||12||9||7||4||5||5||7|
|Terrorist attacks in Chechnya and the North Caucasus||-*||6||3||5||3||7||-*||-*||-*||6|
|Limited civil rights and democratic freedoms (freedom of speech, freedom of the press)||2||2||2||3||5||4||2||3||3||5|
|Conflicts between different government branches at various levels||-*||4||2||2||3||3||-*||-*||-*||5|
|The war in Eastern Ukraine||-*||-*||-*||-*||-*||-*||28||14||19||-*|
|Lower exchange rates for the ruble/currency depreciation||-*||-*||-*||-*||-*||-*||31||27||12||-*|
|Western sanctions against Russia||-*||-*||-*||-*||-*||-*||15||12||8||-*|
|It is difficult to say||<1||<1||2||2||1||2||1||<1||1||2|
*This option was not included in the list of possible answers on the card.
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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