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“The Moscow Case”

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%

 “Raids on the Offices of the Anti-Corruption Foundation”

 WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE ACTIVITIES OF ALEXEI NAVALNY? (one answer)

  Oct. 19
Mostly positive 9
Neutral, indifferent 31
Mostly negative 25
I don’t know anything about what he does 31
It is difficult to say 4

SINCE AUGUST 2019, LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING SEARCHES OF THE REGIONAL OFFICES OF ALEXEI NAVALNY’S ANTI-CORRUPTION FUND AND FILING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE FUND’S EMPLOYEES. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS, AND, IF SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT? (respondents could choose more than one answer)

  Oct. 19
This is the government trying to conduct independent anti-corruption investigations 18
This is the government fighting against money laundering 12
This it the government defending against foreign agents of influence 18
I don’t know anything / first time I’m hearing about this 47
It is difficult to say 8

“The Moscow Case”

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE CRIMINAL CHARGES RAISED AGAINST PARTICIPANTS IN THE MOSCOW PROTESTS (“THE MOSCOW CASE”) CONCERNING OPPOSITION CANDIDATES BEING BLOCKED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE MOSCOW CITY DUMA ELECTIONS? (one answer)

  Oct. 19
I’m closely following this online and in the media 7
I have heard a lot about this 23
I’ve heard something about this but don’t really understand what’s happening 29
I haven’t heard anything about this 41

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE GOAL OF RAISING THESE CRIMINAL CHARGES AND GIVING REAL JAIL SENTENCES? (as a percentage of respondents who are closely following or have heard about the criminal charges; one answer)

  Oct. 19
To punish those guilty of organizing large-scale disturbances and unsanctioned rallies and those who resisted law-enforcement agencies in the summer of 2019 34
To scare the public that sides with the opposition 57
Other 2
It is difficult to say 7

1. Knowing about the “Moscow Case” in relation to respondents’ place of residence

  Moscow Cities with pop. over 500,000 Cities with pop. between 100,000-500,000 Cities with pop. less than 100,000 Village
I’m closely following this online and in the media 15 7 10 5 5
I have heard a lot about this 42 24 22 22 18
I’ve heard something about this but don’t really understand what’s happening 23 27 30 31 30
I haven’t heard anything about this 20 43 38 42 47

2. Knowing about the “Moscow Case” in relation to respondents’ place of residence

  Moscow Cities with pop. over 500,000 Cities with pop. between 100,000-500,000 Cities with pop. less than 100,000 Village
To punish those guilty of organizing large-scale disturbances and unsanctioned rallies and those who resisted law-enforcement agencies in the summer of 2019 22 39 40 36 29
To scare the public that sympathizes with the opposition 74 49 52 56 62
Other 3 3 1 2 1
It is difficult to say 2 9 7 7 9

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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