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Memorable Events

This survey took place between December 13–19, 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 136 localities of 52 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 EVENTS IN THE THE LAST FOUR WEEKS HAVE BEEN MOST MEMORABLE FOR YOU? (respondents named the events THEMSELVES and could name more than one; ranked in descending order)

Dec.
18
Events in Ukraine (including the clash between ships in the Kerch Strait) 21
Events in personal life 9
Strikes in France 7
Rising prices for gas, housing & public utilities, and groceries (also including increased taxes) 6
Crashes/accidents, catastrophes, terrorist attacks 5
The situation with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 4
Sporting events (Biathlon, figure skating, soccer, hockey + doping scandal) 4
Vladimir Putin’s meetings 3
Pension reform (including protests against raising the retirement age) 3
Russia-United States relations, new wave of sanctions 3
Arrival of winter and preparations for New Years 2
Gubernatorial elections 1
Events in Syria 1
Observance days (the 100th anniversary of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s birthday, 25th anniversary of the RF constitution, etc.) 1
Other (transferring the capital of Primorsky Krai from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok, natural disasters, rappers, etc.) 8
No memorable events 21
It is difficult to say 22

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

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