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Political trust

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 around 50%
2.9% for indicators around 25%/75%
2.0% for indicators around 10%/90%
1.5% for indicators around 5%/95%

PLEASE NAME 5–6 POLITICIANS OR PUBLIC FIGURES WHOM YOU TRUST MOST. (respondents named politicians themselves; the table includes the 18 Russian politicians and public figures most frequently named by respondents. In September 2020 each received ≥ 0.5% of votes out of the total number of respondents. Names shown in descending order according to September 2020 results.)*

Nov
 17
Jun
 18
Sep
 18
Mar
 19
June
 19
Sep
 19
Jan
 20
Apr
 20
May
 20
June
 20
July
 20
Aug
 20
Sep
 20
Vladimir Putin 59 48 39 41 40 39 35 28 25 26 23 33 33
Vladimir Zhirinovsky 14 14 15 16 15 14 14 11 10 9 10 12 14
Mikhail Mishustin 3 13 11 14 10 13 11
Sergey Shoygu 23 18 15 16 17 13 19 13 14 12 10 9 9
Sergey Lavrov 19 14 10 14 13 14 17 11 9 8 6 8 8
Gennady Zyuganov 10 7 8 8 9 6 7 6 4 5 4 4 5
Alexey Navalny 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 4 3
Dmitry Medvedev 11 9 10 13 11 9 5 3 2 3 2 3 2
Sergey Sobyanin 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 4 4 3 1 2 2
Sergey Mironov 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 2
Sergey Furgal <1 1 1 <1 <1 <1 1 1 3 1 2
Vyacheslav Volodin <1 <1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Valentina Matviyenko 2 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1
NIkolay Platoshkin <1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Nikolay Bondarenko <1 <1 1 1 2 2 1 <1 1
Gleb Nikitin <1 <1 <1 <1 1 1
Vladimir Solovyov 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 <1 <1 <1 1
Pavel Grudinin 7 4 5 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 1
I do not trust any of them/none 14 21 18 17 18 24 22 12 16 16 17 21 13
I am not interested in politics or politicians 1 1 1 1 1 1 <1 <1 <1 1 <1 1 <1
It is difficult to say/do not know/no answer 11 12 18 16 18 14 17 33 33 32 33 16 24
Survey Method F2F (Face-to-Face) CATI (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview) F2F (Face-to-Face)

 * Surveys were conducted via personal interview (F2F) in June 2017–January 2020, as well as in August and September 2020. In April–July 2020, surveys were conducted via telephone (CATI).

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

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