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LOCAL ELECTIONS

This survey was conducted September 25–30, 2020, among a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample was comprised of 1605 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 close to 50%
2.9% for indicators close to 25%/75%
2.0% for indicators close to 10%/90%
and 1.5% for indicators close to 5%/95%.

IN YOUR REGION (CITY, DISTRICT), DID ANY REGIONAL OR LOCAL ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 13? (one answer)

  Sep 19 Sep 20
Yes 64 57
No 27 29
It is difficult to say 9 14

DID YOU VOTE IN THESE ELECTIONS? IF YES, WHEN — ON SEPTEMBER 13, ELECTION DAY, OR EARLIER? (as a percentage of respondents who had elections; one answer)

  Sep 20
No, I did not vote 56
Yes, I voted September 13 32
Yes, I voted earlier 12
It is difficult to say/decline to answer <1

DO YOU THINK THESE ELECTIONS WERE FAIR? (as a percentage of respondents who had elections; one answer)

  Sep 19 Sep 20
Definitely yes 19 15
Probably yes 34 34
Probably not 21 20
Definitely not 14 17
It is difficult to say 13 14

OVERALL, ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE ELECTION RESULTS? (as a percentage of respondents who had elections; one answer)

  Sep 19 Sep 20
Fully satisfied 17 13
Mostly satisfied 33 30
Mostly unsatisfied 16 14
Absolutely unsatisfied 13 14
I am indifferent to the results 11 20
It is difficult to say 9 9

DURING THE LAST REGIONAL ELECTIONS IT WAS POSSIBLE TO VOTE OVER THREE DAYS: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, NOT ONLY ON SUNDAY AS IN THE PAST. DO YOU SUPPORT THE INCREASE IN ALLOCATED VOTING DAYS? (one answer)

  Sep 20
Definitely support 32
Mostly support 33
Mostly do not support 12
Definitely do not support 16
It is difficult to say 7

LET’S IMAGINE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE LOCAL ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE IN YOUR REGION AND VLADIMIR PUTIN PUBLICLY ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE CANDIDATES. WILL THIS SUPPORT INFLUENCE YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS THIS CANDIDATE? (one answer)

  Sep 20
My attitude towards the candidate will improve 17
My attitude towards the candidate will worsen 10
My attitude will not change 68
It is difficult to say 5

LET’S IMAGINE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE LOCAL ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE IN YOUR REGION AND ALEXEY NAVALNY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE CANDIDATES. WILL THIS SUPPORT INFLUENCE YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE CANDIDATE? (as a percentage of respondents who know who Alexey Navalny is; one answer)

  Sep 20
My attitude towards the candidate will improve 11
My attitude towards the candidate will worsen 23
My attitude will not change 61
It is difficult to say 5

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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