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The elections for the State Duma

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%

The sum of the figures in the columns may deviate from 100% by ±2 due to rounding. This is an acceptable degree of deviation.
Values equal to 0.5% were rounded to 1%.

IF THE STATE DUMA ELECTION WERE HELD NEXT SUNDAY, WOULD YOU VOTE IN THE ELECTION? IF YES, FOR WHICH OF THESE PARTIES WOULD YOU VOTE? OR WOULD YOU COME TO THE VOTING LOCATION AND DESTORY OR TAKE AWAY THE BALLOT? (respondents were presented with a card with a list of parties; as a percentage of ALL respondents)

    Aug 16 Dec 17 Aug 18 July 19 Dec 19 Feb 20 Aug 20
1 Russia-wide political party “United Russia” 31 37 28 28 29 28 31
2 “Liberal Democratic Party of Russia” (LDPR) 9. 10. 11 10. 8 10. 11
3 “Communist Party of the Russian Federation” (KPRF) 10. 9. 9. 11 9. 8 7
4 Political party “A Just Russia” 5 3 3 2 3 3 3
5 Communist party “Communists of Russia” 1 <1 2 3 3 3 2
6-8. Russia-wide political party “Rodina” 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
6-8. “Russian Party of Pensioners for Social Justice” 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
6-8. Russian United Democratic Party “Yabloko” 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
9. Political party “New People”* 1
10. Russian Ecological Party “The Greens” 1 <1 1 1 1 1 1
11. Political party “People’s Freedom Party” (PARNAS) 1 <1 1 1 <1 <1 1
  Other parties, which received less than 0.5% of responses in August 2020 (including “Party of Growth,” “Party of Change,” “Civilian Power,” “Civic Platform,” “Patriots of Russia”) 1 2 2 2 2 3 2
  I would destroy/take away the ballot 1 1 5 3 5 3 6
  I do not know which party I would vote for 12 8 8 11 10. 9. 9.
  I would not vote 15 17 22 24 24 23 22
  I do not know whether or not I would vote 10. 12 5 3 4 4 2

*Registered in March 2020.

IF THE STATE DUMA ELECTION WERE HELD NEXT SUNDAY, WOULD YOU VOTE IN THE ELECTION? IF YES, FOR WHICH OF THESE PARTIES WOULD YOU VOTE? OR WOULD YOU COME TO THE VOTING LOCATION AND DESTORY OR TAKE AWAY THE BALLOT? (respondents were presented with a card with a list of parties; as a percentage of respondents WHO WERE READY TO VOTE AND KNEW FOR WHICH PARTY OR WOULD DESTROY THE BALLOT)

    Aug 16 Dec 17 Aug 18 July 19 Dec 19 Feb 20 Aug 20
1 Russia-wide political party “United Russia” 50 58 44 44 47 45 45
2 “Liberal Democratic Party of Russia” (LDPR) 14 15 17 16 13 16 16
3 “Communist Party of the Russian Federation” (KPRF) 15 14 15 17 14 13 9.
4 Political party “A Just Russia” 9. 4 5 4 5 5 5
5 Communist party “Communists of Russia” 2 <1 4 4 5 4 3
6-8. Russia-wide political party “Rodina” 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
6-8. “Russian Party of Pensioners for Social Justice” 2 1 1 2 1 3 2
6-8. Russian United Democratic Party “Yabloko” 1 1 2 2 1 1 2
9. Political party “New People” 1
10. Russian Ecological Party “The Greens” 1 <1 1 1 1 1 1
11. Political party “People’s Freedom Party” (PARNAS) 2 1 1 1 <1 1 1
  Other parties (including “Party of Growth,” “Party of Change,” “Civilian Power,” “Civic Platform,” “Patriots of Russia”) 1 3 3 3 3 5 4
  I would destroy/take away the ballot 2 2 7 5 9. 5 9

TO WHAT EXTENT DO RUSSIAN CITIZENS CURRENTLY FULFILL THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GOVERNMENT (ABIDE BY THE LAW, PAY TAXES, ETC.)? (one answer)

 

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They completely fulfill them 6 7 8 3 6 10. 15 9. 10. 13 15 15
They fulfill them for the most part 33 30 37 39 37 33 45 38 39 40 36 38

They fulfill some responsibilities

and do not fulfill others

38 38 34 43 37 35 30 35 33 29 29 30
They do not fulfill them for the most part 16 19 15 10. 13 15 7 10. 12 10. 13 12
They do not fulfill them at all 3 4 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 2
It is difficult to say 5 4 4 3 6 5 3 6 5 6 4 4

TO WHAT EXTENT DOES THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT CURRENTLY FULFILL ITS RESPONSIBILITIES TO ITS CITIZENS? (one answer)

 

Jan

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06

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They completely fulfill them 2 1 2 1 2 2 4 3 1 4 3 6
They fulfill them for the most part 8 8 14 20 18 15 26 21 17 18 17 24

They fulfill some responsibilities

and do not fulfill others

29 33 36 39 36 38 41 42 37 36 33 31
They do not fulfill them for the most part 41 39 32 27 27 27 19 21 29 27 30 25
They do not fulfill them at all 16 15 10. 9. 12 11 6 7 10. 10. 14 12
It is difficult to say 3 4 5 3 5 6 4 7 6 6 4 2

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

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