The majority of Russians were not ready for a female President

The majority of Russians were not ready for a female President

16% voted against the participation of women in elections of the head of state.

Moscow. 16 Oct. INTERFAX.RU — the Majority of Russians (71%) support the participation of women in politics, 24% oppose it, reported “Interfax” in the “Levada-Center”.

According to sociologists, 60% of Russians would like, that in Russia, women held senior government positions equally with men. The opposite position is held by 31% of respondents. Undecided 8% of respondents held 15-19 September among 1,600 people aged 18 years and older in 137 localities of the 48 regions of the Russian Federation.

Answering the question who of contemporary Russian women-politicians, statesmen and public figures could lead Russia, 32% said that such women in the country. Another 16% were against women’s participation in the presidential elections.

In addition, 39% of Russians could not name a female politician who could become the President of the Russian Federation. Other respondents mentioned the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko (6.1 percent), politician Irina Khakamada (1.4%) and official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova (1%).

In General every second (52%) believes that men have more chances to achieve promotion than women. Selling sure only 3% of respondents. That the chances are approximately equal, said 42% of Russians.