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Approval of institutions, ratings of politicians

Assessments of the state of affairs in the country and the assessment of the activities of state institutions have not changed significantly since the beginning of spring. Two-thirds of Russians believe that the country is moving in the right direction, approve of the actions of the government and the heads of regions. The president’s actions are supported by about four-fifths of respondents.

In recent months, the assessment of the current state of affairs in the country has not changed significantly: in August, the share of those who believe that things in the country are going in the right direction was 67%, those who believe that the country is moving on the wrong path — 24%.This ratio, with minor changes, has been maintained since March of this year.

Assessment of situation in the country

Is Russia moving in the right direction or this course is a dead-end?

 
In the right direction
On the wrong track
Difficult to answer
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Also, the Vladimir Putin’s rating does not change: 83% of respondents approve of him, 15% disapprove. This ratio has also been maintained since March.

Putin’s approval rating

Do you approve the activities of V. Putin as the President (Prime Minister) of Russia?

 
Approve
Disapprove
No answer
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The level of approval of Mikhail Mishustin’s activities slightly decreased. 69% of respondents approve of his work as prime minister (71%in June and July , 72% in May), disapprove – a quarter (22-23% in May – July).

Approval of the Prime Minister

Do you approve the activities of the prime minister?

Methodological explanations

Similarly, the attitude towards the government has changed slightly. 68% of respondents approve of his activity today (71% in July), 28% disapprove (27% in July).

Approval of the government

Do you approve the activities of the Russian Government?

 
Approve
Disapprove
No answer
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The overall assessment of the activity of the heads of regions has not changed for several months. Today, 69% of respondents approve of the work of the heads of subjects, 26% disapprove.

In August, the level of approval of the work of the State Duma increased slightly. In July, 60% approved of the activities of the lower house of parliament, and 35% disapproved, in August the numbers were 57% and 37%, respectively.

Compared to July, the level of trust to Vladimir Putin has not changed much and amounted to 44%. The trust to Mikhail Mishustin has increased — from 16% to 19%. The trust to Sergei Shoigu and Sergey Lavrov does not change – 15% and 14%, respectively.

METHODOLOGY

The survey by the Levada Center was conducted August 25 – 31 2022, among a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample was comprised of 1612 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 ANO Levada Center is included in the registry of non-commercial organizations acting as foreign agents.

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