Sociologists found out how the Russians treat Putin

According to the survey, the highest percentage of positive responses in the current Russian President Vladimir Putin. So, 49% of respondents refer to the President respectfully, 14% — admired President, and 20% of those surveyed — experiencing sympathy. Only 10% of respondents are indifferent toward Putin.

Other leaders of public opinion became Leonid Brezhnev (47% vs. 44% of positive responses in 2001) and Stalin, to which, according to the poll, 46 percent of Russians are positively (against 38% in 2001). However, 35% of Russians are indifferent to Brezhnev (2001 – 36%, in 2006 – 44%); 22% of respondents answered that they are indifferent to Stalin (only 12% of these were in 2001).

The least positive responses (15%) of the ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 2001 – 32%, and in 2006 – 20%. However, according to the survey, 30% of respondents are indifferent to Gorbachev (2001 – 23%), and 30% of “irritation” and “with hostility”.

The survey was conducted on 20-23 January 2017 on a representative nationwide sample of urban and rural population of 1,600 people in 48 regions.


Original: News Mail.Ru


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