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The fall of the Berlin Wall

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 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%

30 YEARS AGO, IN NOVEMBER 1989, THE BERLIN WALL FELL. IT WAS A SYMBOL OF THE POSTWAR DIVISION OF EAST AND WEST GERMANY. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS EVENT? (one answer)

  Oct. 19
I know it well 35
I have a general idea of it 53
This is the first I’m hearing about it 12
It is difficult to say 1

HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE THIS EVENT OVERALL? (one answer)

  Oct. 19
Mostly positive 43
Mostly negative 18
I am not interested 35
It is difficult to say 4

Answer distribution in relation to respondents’ age

  Total sample Age
18-24 25-39 40-54 55+
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS EVENT?
I know it well 35 12 23 38 48
I have a general idea of it 53 58 57 54 48
This is the first I’m hearing about it 12 28 19 8 4
It is difficult to say 1 2 1 <1 1
HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE THIS EVENT OVERALL?
Mostly positive 43 32 38 46 47
Mostly negative 18 9 14 20 23
I am not interested 35 54 42 32 27
It is difficult to say 4 6 6 3 4

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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