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%
In December 2018, complaints against the actions of the government in public opinion became more concrete and formal (this is reflected in the significant increase in frequency of answers to this question in the past year). The problems of the economic well-being of citizens and social support from the government still remain at the top of “ratings” of people’s dissatisfaction with the actions of the current government.
WOULD YOU CURRENTLY BE FOR OR AGAINST DISMISSING THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT? (one answer)
|It is difficult to say||25||22||16||24||20||15||8|
WHICH ACTIVITIES OF THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT ARE YOU MOST DISSATISFIED WITH? (respondents were presented with a card from which they could choose more than one answer or write in their own; ranked in descending order according to December 2018)
|Sept. 99||Nov. 00||Nov. 02||Nov. 04||Nov. 06||Nov. 08||Nov. 10||Nov. 12||Mar. 14||Aug. 16||Apr. 17||Dec. 18|
|It can’t stop the increase of prices and the decline of incomes||37||44||43||53||48||61||50||52||41||42||44||57|
|It is unable to ensure that people have jobs||25||25||24||34||33||29||32||33||23||23||24||46|
|It doesn’t provide a social safety net for people||30||34||36||43||38||38||32||32||22||34||31||43|
|It can’t manage the economic crisis||28||23||25||24||21||26||18||21||18||25||23||36|
|It is corrupt and acts primarily in its own interests||21||11||17||19||23||22||20||32||25||27||29||32|
|There is no thought-out program for economic development*||30||20||22||18||18||15||15||24||26||23||22||28|
|It acts in the interests of big business**||10||6||9||7||9||8||13||20||20||9||15||28|
|Low level of professionalism||9||6||9||8||7||7||9||12||7||11||12||18|
|It does not effectively curb crime||22||22||26||20||19||19||20||17||15||8||9||16|
|It acts in the interests of foreign capital||7||4||5||3||6||6||5||8||6||7||6||16|
|It is unable to assure the security of its citizens and is unable to stop terrorists||30||15||21||23||15||16||12||14||7||5||12||9|
|It is unable to guarantee stability in the North Caucacus***||–||13||18||12||8||8||9||5||3||2||2||6|
|I have no complaints against the actions of the government||7||6||8||5||7||7||10||8||12||7||9||7|
|It is difficult to say||10||4||3||3||6||4||5||4||6||3||6||2|
* In 1999, 2000-2006 and 2016: “There is no thought-out plan for getting out of the crisis.”
** In 1999, 2000-2008 and 2016: “It acts in the interests of undeground mafia capital.”
*** In 2016: “It doesn’t have control over the situation in the North Caucasus,” earlier: “It is conducting a ‘strange’ war in Chechnya.”
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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