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This survey took place between March 21-27, 2019 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 50 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%

CHOOSE THREE QUALITIES FROM THOSE LISTED THAT YOU THINK BEST CHARACTERIZE MEN. (respondents were presented with a card from which they could choose more than one answer; ranked in descending order according to March 2019)

Feb. 02 Feb. 08 Feb. 12 Mar. 19
Hard-working 61 51 52 72
Responsible 38 34 39 40
Thoughtful and caring 32 23 23 40
Loyal 19 16 16 31
Assiduous 21 15 20 28
Logical 19 22 23 24
Lazy 15 23 21 13
Frivolous 11 17 14 10
Careless 9 13 12 9
Creative-minded 16 14 10 9
Clean and neat 10 4 5 9
Promiscuous 14 16 15 8
Beautiful 4 3 4 4
It is difficult to say 6 6 5 2

CHOOSE THREE OF THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES THAT YOU THINK BEST CHARACTERIZE WOMEN. (respondents were presented with a card from which they could choose more than one answer; ranked in descending order according to March 2019)

Feb. 02 Feb. 08 Feb. 12 Mar. 19
Thoughtful and caring 46 47 44 60
Beautiful 48 47 46 50
Loyal 40 36 33 45
Hard-working 41 32 29 41
Clean and neat 36 31 30 34
Responsible 21 18 16 22
Frivolous 12 16 16 13
Assiduous 13 13 13 13
Creative-minded 7 8 12 12
Logical 6 7 8 9
Lazy 3 5 6 3
Promiscuous 2 3 4 2
Careless 1 2 2 2
It is difficult to say 4 5 5 2

CHOOSE THREE QUALITIES FROM THOSE LISTED THAT YOU THINK BEST CHARACTERIZE MEN.

Men’s opinions on men Women’s opinions on men
Hard-working 79 67
Thoughtful and caring 42 39
Loyal 33 30
Responsible 42 39
Beautiful 5 4
Clean and neat 10 8
Assiduous 30 26
Logical 29 19
Frivolous 5 14
Creative-minded 9 9
Lazy 7 18
Careless 7 11
Promiscuous 4 12

CHOOSE THREE QUALITIES FROM THOSE LISTED THAT YOU THINK BEST CHARACTERIZE WOMEN.

Men’s opinions on women Women’s opinions on women
Hard-working 29 51
Thoughtful and caring 58 61
Loyal 47 43
Responsible 16 28
Beautiful 58 44
Clean and neat 34 34
Assiduous 10 16
Logical 7 10
Frivolous 19 8
Creative-minded 11 13
Lazy 4 2
Careless 2 1
Promiscuous 2 2

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

The ANO Levada Center has been included in the registry of non-commercial organizations acting as foreign agents. Read the Director of the Levada Center’s statement of disagreement with this decision here.

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