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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%

ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN HAPPENING RIGHT NOW? (one answer)

Aug 16 Oct 16 Sep 20
I am following it closely 12 15 11
I have heard something about this 73 76 51
This is the first time I have heard of this 15 9 36
It is difficult to say 2

IN YOUR OPINION, WOULD IT BE BETTER FOR RUSSIA IF THE U.S. ELECTION WAS WON BY THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP, OR HIS OPPONENT, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S CANDIDATE, JOE BIDEN? (one answer)

Sep 20
Donald Trump 16
Joe Biden 9
It does not matter 65
It is difficult to say 10

Distribution of sympathies according to attention paid to the election campaign

Total sample I am following it closely I have heard something about this This is the first time I have heard of this
Donald Trump 16 39 16 11
Joe Biden 9 13 9 8
It does not matter 65 43 66 72
It is difficult to say 10 6 10 10

Data on Russian Federation residents’ sympathies in 2016: “IN YOUR OPINION, WOULD IT BE BETTER FOR RUSSIA IF DONALD TRUMP OR HILLARY CLINTON WON THIS YEAR’S ELECTION?”

  Aug 16 Oct 16 Nov 16
Donald Trump 35 38 60
Hillary Clinton 13 9 5
It is difficult to say 52 52 36

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CONTINUING PROTESTS IN AMERICAN CITIES? (one answer)

Sep 20
I am following them closely 14
I have heard something about this 50
This is the first time I have heard of this 35
It is difficult to say 1

WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS PEOPLE WHO COME OUT TO THESE PROTESTS? (as a percentage of respondents who have heard something about the protests; one answer)

Sep 20
Mostly positive 20
Neutral, indifferent 49
Mostly negative 28
It is difficult to say 4

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

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