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PROTESTS IN KHABAROVSK KRAI

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 participants along with data from previous surveys.

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%

ARE YOU AWARE OF PROTESTS IN BASHKIRIA CONNECTED WITH DEFORESTATION AND GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS ON KUSHTAU HILL? (one answer per column)

  Aug 20
I am paying close attention to how this situation is developing
I have heard something about this  31
This is the first time I have heard about this    62
It is difficult to say  <1

ARE YOU AWARE OF PROTESTS IN KHABAROVSK KRAI IN CONNECTION WITH THE ARREST OF GOVERNOR SERGEY FURGAL? (one answer per column)

  July 20 Aug 20
I am paying close attention to how this situation is developing 26  22
I have heard something about this 57  53
This is the first time I have heard about this   16  25
It is difficult to say 1  <1

MASS PROTESTS HAVE CONTINUED IN KHABAROVSK SINCE JULY 11, 2020. WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TO PEOPLE WHO COME OUT TO PROTEST? (as a percentage of respondents who have heard about the protests in Khabarovsk Krai; one answer)

  July 20 Aug 20
Mostly positive 45 47
Neutral, indifferent 26 32
Mostly negative 17 16
It is difficult to say 11 5

IN YOUR OPINION, WHY WAS SERGEY FURGAL ARRESTED? (as a percentage of respondents who have heard about the protests in Khabarovsk Krai; respondents could choose only one answer or name their own; in descending order)

  Aug 20
The federal government is eliminating politicians who enjoy the people’s broad support 32
He broke the law and there are no hidden political motives here 30
He began to reduce officials’ salaries and privileges 15
Other 2
It is difficult to say 21

IN YOUR OPINION, WILL AUTHORITIES MAKE CONCESSIONS TO PROTESTERS IN KHABAROVSK? (as a percentage of respondents who have heard about the protests in Khabarovsk Krai; respondents could choose only one answer or name their own)

  Aug 20
Authorities will not make any concessions 45
Authorities will make partial concessions, but will not release Sergey Furgal 37
Authorities will comply with protesters’ demands, including the release of Sergey Furgal 4
Other 1
It is difficult to say 12

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

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