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Memorable events

This survey was conducted August 20-26, 2020, among a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample was comprised of 1601 people aged 18 or older in 137 municipalities of 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 respondents.

The statistical error of these studies for a sample 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%

WHICH EVENTS IN THE LAST FOUR WEEKS HAVE BEEN MOST MEMORABLE FOR YOU? (respondents named the events THEMSELVES and could name more than one; ranked in descending order)

  Aug 20
Mass protests after the presidential elections in Belarus 33
Coronavirus 11
Protests of residents in Khabarovsk Krai 8
Poisoning of Alexei Navalny 8
Presidential elections in Belarus 8
Creation of the coronavirus vaccine 4
The Mikhail Efremov case 3
Explosion in the Port of Beirut (Lebanon) 3
Natural disasters: fires and floods in Russia 3
Gas explosion in a residential building in Yaroslavl 2
Regional events (preparation for the single voting day, day of the city, improvements, etc.) 2
Coronavirus lockdown status in various Russian regions 2
Arrest of Sergey Furgal, governor of Khabarovsk Krai 2
Protests in Bashkiria in defense of Kushtau hill 2
Accidents, traffic accidents 2
Events in Ukraine 1
Black Lives Matter protests and U.S. presidential election preparations 1
One-time payments for children aged 3–16 years 1
Events in Syria 1
Economic crisis (low standard of living and rising prices) 1
Personal events in respondents’ lives 4
Other events (M. Mishustin’s business trip to the Far East, constitutional amendments, etc.) 7
No memorable events 14
It is difficult to say 16

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

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