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Feelings of freedom

This survey was carried out December 12–18, 2019 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1608 people age 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%

DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE A FREE PERSON IN OUR SOCIETY? (one answer)

Jun.
91
Jan.
96
Feb.
00
Feb.
05
Aug.
06
Oct.
07
Oct.
11
Oct.
13
Oct.
14
Nov.
15
Dec.
19
Definitely yes 24 14 21 17 20 28 19 13 23 16 22
Mostly yes 19 19 32 36 33 30 39 39 46 50 46
Mostly no 20 26 22 26 26 23 25 30 19 21 23
Definitely not 25 27 18 15 18 15 9 9 3 5 8
It is difficult to say 12 15 6 6 3 5 9 9 8 8 2

IN YOUR OPINION, DOES RUSSIA HAVE POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW (PEOPLE CONVICTED FOR THEIR POLITICAL VIEWS OR DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN POLITICAL LIFE)? (one answer)

May
04
Jun.
05
Mar.
07
Oct.
07
Jun.
10
Feb.
12
Apr.
13
Dec.
18
Dec.
19
Definitely yes 21 14 14 16 11 12 13 19 23
Mostly yes 29 35 30 24 37 36 31 31 40
Mostly no 21 22 22 21 22 21 20 20 16
Definitely not 9 7 5 8 7 6 9 9 6
It is difficult to say 20 22 29 31 23 26 27 21 15

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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