This survey was carried out 24–27 April, 2020 with a representative sample of the Russian population. The sample comprised 1608 people age 18 or older. The survey was conducted by means of computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) through random digit dialing (RDD) of mobile and landlines. The statistical error of these studies does not exceed 2.4%. The distribution of answers is presented as a percentage of the total number of respondents.
DO YOU RECALL IF IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS YOUR RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED?
|It is difficult to answer||3|
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW EASY IS IT FOR AN ORDINARY PERSON IN RUSSIA TO DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS?
|Difficult, but possible||59|
|It is difficult to answer||4|
HAVE YOU ASKED FOR HELP FROM…?
|I have||I have not||It is difficult to answer|
|the police, law enforcement||30||70||<1|
|representatives, the president, human rights commissioner during office hours||9||91||<1|
|human rights advocates, human rights organizations||8||92||1|
WAS YOUR ISSUE RESOLVED UPON CONSULTING…?
|Yes, fully||Yes, partly||No||It is difficult to answer|
|lawyers, attorneys (458 respondents)||47||26||26||1|
|human rights activists, human rights organizations (128 respondents)||40||23||35||2|
|the courts (174 respondents)||42||18||37||3|
|the police, law enforcement (479 respondents)||34||17||47||2|
|representatives, the president, human rights commissioner during office hours (145 respondents)||27||17||53||3|
WHY DID YOU NOT TURN TO HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR HELP (% of those who DID NOT contact them)
|I do not know anything about them||8|
|They cannot help||9|
|I do not trust them||8|
|It was not necessary||70|
|It is difficult to answer||1|
HOW WOULD YOU ADVISE A PERSON WHOSE RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED (% of those that feel it is possible to defend their rights) ?
|turn to human rights activists, lawyers||53|
|bring their complaints, requests, and claims to the authorities||39|
|bring attention to their problem through media and protests||20|
|resolve the problem with the help of personal contacts, favors, and bribes||11|
|It is difficult to answer||6|
Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).
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