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This survey took place between November 22–28, 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 a percentage 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%

  • Over half of Russians go to bed before 11 P.M. on weekdays (moreover, 11 P.M. is the most commonly chosen answer in the survey) Additionally, virtually one third of those surveyed fall asleep only after midnight.
  • A large number of Russian residents are “early risers” — they get up sometime before 6-7 A.M.
  • Surveyed men over 55 years old who are widowed and don’t live with underage children get a full night’s sleep during the workweek more often than women, young respondents under 39 years of age, active (daily) internet users, divorced and single people, as well as respondents who have underage children at home.

WHAT TIME DO YOU USUALLY GO TO BED ON WEEKDAYS?

Time interval %
8:00-9:00 P.M. 7
10:00-11:00 P.M. 59
12:00-2:00 A.M. 30
After 3:00 A.M. 5

WHAT TIME DO YOU USUALLY GET UP ON WEEKDAYS?

Time interval %
3:00–5:00 A.M. 12
6:00-7:00 A.M. 68
8:00-9:00 A.M. 18
after 10:00 A.M. 3

Table 1. Answer distribution to the question:
“IN GENERAL, DO YOU USUALLY GET ENOUGH SLEEP OR NOT GET ENOUGH SLEEP?”
among different demographics and social groups

 

 

  Mostly get enough sleep Mostly don’t get enough sleep It is difficult to say
Total sample 62 36 2
Gender Male 68 30 2
Female 57 41 2
Age ages 18-24 51 49 1
ages 25-39 52 47 1
ages 40-54 59 38 3
55 and older 77 22 2
Internet usage Daily 56 43 1
More than once a week 62 36 2
Less than once a week 70 29 1
Don’t use it 76 21 2
Family and marital status Married 61 37 2
In a common-law marriage 63 36 1
Widowed 75 22 3
Divorced 58 41 1
Single 59 41 1
Have kids 16 years old or younger Have kids 55 43 1
Don’t have kids 66 32 2

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

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