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Emigration attitudes

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%

WOULD YOU WANT TO PERMANENTLY MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY? * (one answer)

  Oct.
90
Apr. 92 Mar.
93
Oct.
94
Apr.
09
May.
11
May.
12
May.
13
May.
14
May.
15
May.
16
May.
17
Dec.
18
Definitely 11 13 15 11 13 7 6 6 5 4 5 3 7
Probably 15 14 16 12 12 14 12 10
Probably not 69 77 72 76 80 25 27 29 32 27 28 23 21
Definitely not 48 46 40 45 52 47 56 61
It is difficult to say 20 10 14 13 6 5 8 9 7 5 6 7 3

* In 1992-2018, this question included the clarification: “beyond the borders of the former USSR.”

DO YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS OR RELATIVES WHO HAVE PERMANENTLY MOVED OUT OF THE COUNTRY IN THE LAST 2-3 YEARS? (one answer)

  Dec. 18
Yes 20
No 80
It is difficult to say <1

WHAT IS YOUR GENERAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS PEOPLE WHO PERMANENTLY MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY? (one answer)

  Dec. 18
Positive 28
Neutral 56
Negative 14
It is difficult to say 2

HAVE YOU BEEN TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS? (respondents were presented with a card from which they could choose more than one answer and/or write in their own; ranked in descending order)

  Dec. 18
I haven’t been abroad in the last 5 years 58
I haven’t been to these countries in the last 5 years 20
Former republics of the USSR 10
Turkey 8
European countries 6
Egypt 3
Thailand 3
China 2
USA 1

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

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