Sociologists have found out, how Russians feel about Putin
MOSCOW, 15 Feb — RIA Novosti. The majority of Russians (83%) have a positive attitude towards Russian President Vladimir Putin, gives the results of the survey “Levada-center”.
According to the survey, the highest proportion of positive answers from the current President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. So, 49% of respondents said that they treat the President with respect, 14% — admired President, and 20% of respondents have sympathy. Only 10% of respondents indifferent to Putin.
Other leaders of public opinion have become Brezhnev (47% of positive responses against 44% in 2001) and Stalin, which, according to the survey, 46% of Russians have a positive attitude (against 38% in 2001). However, 35% of Russians treat with indifference to Brezhnev (in 2001 — 36%, in 2006 — 44%); 22% of respondents said they are indifferent to Stalin (in 2001 the figure was only 12%).
The least positive responses (15%) in the ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 2001 — 32%, and in 2006 — 20%. However, according to the survey, 30% of the respondents belong to Gorbachev with indifference (2001 — 23%), while 30 percent “with irritation and hostility”.
The survey was conducted January 20-23, 2017 on a representative nationwide sample of urban and rural population among 1600 people in 48 regions.