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THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION IN RUSSIA

This survey was carried out March 19–25, 2020 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample comprised 1624 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%

ARE YOU AFRAID OF CONTRACTING THE CORONAVIRUS? (one answer)

  Feb. 20 Mar. 20
Definitely yes 11 20
For the most part yes 19 24
For the most part no 35 29
Definitely not 33 25
This is the first time I’ve heard about this <1
It is difficult to say 1 2

DUE TO THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS, HAVE YOU HAD TO …? (respondents were presented with a card and they could choose more than one answer; ranked in descending order)

  Mar. 20
Stop attending events with large numbers of people 23
Buy medical face masks 16
Cancel planned trips to other countries 12
Cancel planned trips to other regions in Russia 12
Stock up on food 11
Stop taking public transport 8
Stay home and not go to work or school (due to an administrative decision) 8
Stay home and not go to work or school (due to a personal decision) 7
Try to get tested for coronavirus 2
None of the above 54

LATELY, HAVE YOU RUN INTO SHORTAGES OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR SALE? (one answer per row)

  Yes No It is difficult to say
Medical face masks 40 55 5
Disinfectants, sanitizers 28 67 5
Food products / essential items 16 83 1

DO YOU TRUST THE OFFICIAL INFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION IN RUSSIA BEING REPORTED BY THE MEDIA? (one answer)

  Mar. 20
Completely 16
To a significant extent 22
Only partially 35
Not at all 24
It is difficult to say 3

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT A CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC WILL START IN RUSSIA? (one answer)

  Mar. 20
Very likely 24
Quite likely 24
Not very likely 41
Not at all likely 7
It is difficult to say 4

IN YOUR OPINION, IF A CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC STARTS IN RUSSIA, IS OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM READY FOR SUCH AN EVENTUALITY? (one answer)

  Mar. 20
Definitely yes 13
For the most part yes 34
For the most part no 28
Definitely not 20
It is difficult to say 5

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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