Almost 60% of Russians supported independent online BRICS

Almost 60% of Russians supported independent online BRICS

Almost 60% of Russians supported the proposal of the Russian security Council on independent Internet within member countries of the BRICS, according to a survey by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

“The Russian proposal on the establishment of independent Internet within the borders of member countries of BRICS has supported 58% of our citizens (against 29%),” from survey data.

Create a separate Internet with BRICS countries will increase the level of security of personal data Russians, this opinion is shared by 49% of respondents. The same number of respondents believe that such a network would be the best protection against international hackers (preventing attacks). However, 41% of Russians afraid of limiting access to the resources of the global Internet in case of implementation of this initiative.

“Extremely interesting is the fact that in our society there is a reassessment of the value of the Internet as a global information space: in 2000, almost two thirds of citizens (64%) believed that its development is useful for our society, in 2018, there has been less than half — 46%,” — noted in the study.

Also, according to the poll, 52% of Russians believe that a useful development of the Internet as a global space. “For the creation of the Internet within the borders of several States spoke of 13%. In addition to the neighbors — Belarus and Kazakhstan, one of the main partners of Russia in this case is China. About a quarter (23%) would prefer to have a local Internet in our country”, — noted in the study.

A nationwide survey “polls-Sputnik” was held on 12-13 January, among two thousand respondents by telephone interviews. The statistical error does not exceed 2.2%.