Every fourth Russian is convinced that the Sun revolves around the Earth, not Vice versa. This “Izvestia” said the General Director of the Russian center for public opinion studies (VTSIOM) Valery Fedorov.
“It is a sociological fact that we have installed, and then double-checked again and confirmed”, — he stressed.
The head of VTSIOM added that he was amazed by this response, and other sociological data, it is not so impressive.
One study on this topic was carried out, in particular, in 2011. Then in the rotation of the Sun around the Earth were sure 32 percent of respondents, and from 2007 such respondents has increased by 4 percent.
In December last year the Ministry of education reported that astronomy can become an independent subject in high school. To return to the program lessons on the subject promised by the Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva.