This survey was carried out October 24–30, 2019 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1616 people ages 18 or older from 137 localities in 50 regions of the Russian Federation. 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 YOUR OPINION, ARE THE INTERESTS OF SOCIETY AND THE GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA CURRENTLY ALIGNED? (one answer)
|Nov. 07||Oct. 09||Oct. 11||Dec. 13||Oct. 19|
|It is difficult to say||9||10||8||10||4|
WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE INTERESTS OF SOCIETY AND THE GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA ARE NOT CURRENTLY ALIGNED? (as a percentage of respondents who think their “interests don’t align”; respondents were presented with a card and they could choose more than one answer; ranked in descending order)
|The government lives off the people and isn’t concerned about how normal people live||53|
|The government and the people always have different interests and goals||16|
|There is no feedback between those who make political decisions at the top and the people||19|
|The interests of the government and society only align at critical moments when the country faces an existential threat||11|
|It is difficult to say||1|
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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