Memorable events

This survey was carried out January 23–29, 2020 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1603 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 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%

WHICH EVENTS IN THE LAST FOUR WEEKS HAVE BEEN MOST MEMORABLE FOR YOU? (respondents named the events THEMSELVES and could name more than one; ranked in descending order)

  Jan. 20
The resignation/dissolution of the Government of Russia, the formation of a new Government 38
Outbreak of the coronavirus in China 15
The President’s Address to the Federal Assembly 11
New Year and holidays 10
The crash of the Ukrainian Airlines passenger airplane in Iran 6
Dmitry Medvedev’s resignation as Prime Minister 6
Increased scope of the “Maternity Capital” program (proposal to disburse maternity capital for a first child), introduction of payments for children from low-income  families, etc. 5
Vladimir Putin’s initiative on Constitutional amendments 4
Mikhail Mishustin’s appointment as Prime Minister 3
Orthodox Christmas and Epiphany 2
Vladimir Putin’s participation in the World Holocaust Forum in Israel 2
Conflict between the US and Iran (killing of an Iranian general, missile strikes on US bases in Iraq) 2
Athletic events 2
Forest fires in Australia 2
Traffic collisions, unfortunate events 2
Weather (warm winter) 1
Change of regional leaders 1
Price increases, low quality of life 1
Events in Syria 1
Events in Ukraine 1
Personal events in respondents’ lives 7
Other regional events (opening of the railroad bridge to Crimea, urban infrastructure improvements, City Days) 2
Other events (earthquake in Turkey, 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad, “Tatiana Day,” protests in France against pension reform) 8
No memorable events 14
It is difficult to say 7

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

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