The law on foreign agents

42% of Russians have heard about the law “on foreign agents”. 40% believe that this is a way of putting pressure on independent public organizations, a little less (37%) – that the meaning of the law is to limit the influence of the West on Russia. More than half of Russians (58%) will not change their opinion about politics, the media or NGOs if they find out that they are included in the register of foreign agents.

Political Debate and the Role of the Media

This survey took place between 23-26 September 2016 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions.  The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The […]