The Russians appreciated the work of women politicians

Valentina Matvienko

The majority of Russians (66 percent) approve of the participation of women in politics and don’t mind that they take up senior government posts. The survey “Levada-center”, reports “Interfax” on Friday, March 3.

At the same time, according to sociologists, in 2016 this figure was higher and amounted to 77 percent. Do not approve of the conduct of women in political activities 30% (previously 20 percent).

In addition, decreased percentage of citizens who agree that women occupied the highest state posts on a par with men: 56, against 64 last year. Against this, voted 38 percent of study participants (previously 28 percent).

To see a woman President in the next 10-15 years ready one-third (33 percent), not ready — more than half (54 percent).

Most Russians believe that at the moment more likely to achieve promotion in men (48 percent) than women (seven per cent). Another 41 percent of respondents believe that their chances are about equal.

The survey “Levada-center” was held from 17 to 20 February. It was attended by 1,600 people in 137 settlements 48 Russian regions.

December 2016 Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that male politicians do not have enough flexibility and patience in addressing issues in the international arena. In her opinion, tolerance, willingness to compromise and the ability to hear, which are now required in world politics is more characteristic of women.