Religiosity during the pandemic

In a March survey, 10 percent of Russians said the coronavirus epidemic had affected their faith, while 28 percent thought it had affected the country as a whole. We compare the data with the results of an international survey conducted in the summer of 2020.

The coronavirus: fears and vaccination

More than a half of Russians fear of contracting the coronavirus. However, 58% are not ready to get a vaccine. The respondents explain their reluctance by the fact that the vaccine is not ready yet and concern about side effects.


This survey was conducted October 22–28, 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 […]