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 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%
PLEASE NAME THE 5–6 POLITICIANS OR PUBLIC FIGURES WHOM YOU TRUST MOST. (open question — respondents name the people they trust BY THEMSELVES; ranked in descending order according to January 2020) *
|Nov. 17||Jun. 18||Sep. 18||Mar. 19||Jun. 19||Sep. 19||Jan. 20|
|I don’t trust any of them||14||21||18||17||18||24||22|
|Not interested in politics or politicians||1||1||1||1||1||1||<1|
|It is difficult to say/don’t know/no answer||11||12||18||16||18||14||17|
* The table includes the 14 Russian politicians and public figures that were most frequently named by respondents. In January 2020, each of them received ≥1% of the votes out of the total number of respondents. Until 2017, the question about trust was primarily closed-ended. Respondents were presented with a list of politicians to choose from.
PLEASE NAME THE 5-6 POLITICIANS OR PUBLIC FIGURES WHOM YOU TRUST LEAST. (open question — respondents name the people they DON’T trust BY THEMSELVES; ranked in descending order according to January 2020) **
|Nov. 17||Jun. 18||Sep. 18||Mar. 19||Sep. 19||Jan. 20|
|There aren’t any / I trust all of them||3||7||5||9||1||4|
|I don’t trust any of them||7||7||8||7||12||9|
|Not interested in politics or politicians||1||1||2||<1||1||<1|
|It is difficult to say/don’t know/no answer||32||23||28||26||31||34|
** The table includes the 17 Russian politicians and public figures that were most frequently named by respondents. In January 2020, each of them received ≥1% of the votes out of the total number of respondents. In June 2019 the question about not trusting politicians was not given.
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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