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THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

This survey was carried out April 24 – 27, 2020 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample was comprised of 1608 people age 18 or older. The survey was conducted by means of computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) through random digit dialing (RDD) of mobile and landlines. The statistical error for this study does not exceed 2.4%. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the total number of respondents.

OVERALL, WHAT IS YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO COMBAT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN RUSSIA? (one answer)

  Apr 20
All possible and necessary measures are being taken 46
Measures are excessive, more than necessary 18
Measures are insufficient 30
I do not know what measures have been taken 1
It is difficult to say 6

OVERALL, WHAT IS YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE GOVERNOR AND MAYOR TO COMBAT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN YOUR LOCALITY? (one answer)

  Apr 20
All possible and necessary measures are being taken 50
Measures are excessive, more than necessary 15
Measures are insufficient 30
I do not know what measures have been taken 2
It is difficult to say 4

 DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONSES BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL AREA

  Entire Sample (N=1608) Moscow (N=143) Pop. over 500,000 (N=379) Pop. 100,000-500,000 (N=322) Pop. <100,000 (N=363) Rural (N=401)

OVERALL, WHAT IS YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE PRESIDENT AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO COMBAT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN RUSSIA?

All possible and necessary measures are being taken 46 42 34 50 50 51
Measures are excessive, more than necessary 18 18 21 19 17 15
Measures are insufficient 30 31 40 24 27 28
I do not know what measures have been taken 1 1 1 1 1
It is difficult to say 6 9 5 6 6 5

OVERALL, WHAT IS YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE GOVERNOR AND MAYOR TO COMBAT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN YOUR LOCALITY?

All possible and necessary measures are being taken 50 46 48 48 48 55
Measures are excessive, more than necessary 15 20 15 18 15 9
Measures are insufficient 30 27 34 28 30 30
I do not know what measures have been taken 2 2 1 2 3 2
It is difficult to say 4 5 2 5 4 4

HAS YOUR WORK SCHEDULE CHANGED DUE TO THE “NON-WORKING WEEKS” ANNOUNCED BY THE AUTHORITIES?  IF SO, HOW? (only working respondents answered this question; one answer)

  % Working Respondents (N=940 individuals)
My schedules is unchanged; I am working as usual 44
My schedule has changed:
I now work entirely remotely; I only work from home 13
I now work more often from home, but occasionally still go to work 8
I have been required to take time off from work, while still receiving pay 8
I have been required to take time off with reduced or no pay 15
I was laid off/fired due to the announcement of “non-working weeks” 1
I am still working, but with reduced hours or a shorter workday/workweek* 4
I am on medical leave 1
I am self-employed; I have a flexible schedule 1
Other 6
It is difficult to say <1

*Responses recorded as “Other” are listed separately.

  % Working Respondents  (N=940 individuals) % Respondents Employed in the Public Sector (N=301 individuals) % Respondents Employed in the Private Sector (N=618 individuals)
My schedules is unchanged; I am working as usual 44 52 40
My schedule has changed 56 48 59
It is difficult to say <1 1

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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