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THE MURDER OF BORIS NEMTSOV

This survey was carried out February 20–26, 2020 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1614 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 total 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 ANSWER: HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE MURDER OF BORIS NEMTSOV IN FEBRUARY 2015? (one answer)

  Mar. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
Yes 83 82 72
No 15 17 27
It is difficult to say 2 1 2

PLEASE ANSWER: WHAT DO YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE BORIS NEMTSOV WAS MURDERED FOR? (as a percentage of respondents who have heard about the murder; respondents were given a card with a list of answers from which they could choose only one or write in their own; ranked in descending order according to February 2020)

  Mar. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20
For his opposition views and criticism of the authorities 24 30 29
I don’t understand what he was killed for 30 25 29
He was a victim of criminal infighting 21 25 25
For his insulting statements towards Muslims 8 6 3
Other (“politics,” “money,” “everyday occurrence,” etc.) 2 3 2
It is difficult to say 15 11 13

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

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