Every tenth Russian does not know what is celebrated in the country on June 12
Moscow. June 9. INTERFAX.RU — About half of Russians know the exact name of the national holiday on June 12 — Russia Day, a third of respondents believed that he kept the name, adopted in the 90-ies of the independence Day of Russia, according to a survey by “Levada-center”, received by “Interfax”.
According to this data, 49% of respondents know the exact name of the holiday, and 34% in their responses, given its former name — independence Day of Russia.
2% of respondents gave the name of “the Anniversary of the Declaration on state sovereignty of Russia,” and 1% “the Anniversary of the election of the first President of Russia”.
While every tenth Respondent does not know about what is celebrated in Russia on 12 June.
Of all survey participants, only 3% said that they”do not consider this day as a holiday”.
The survey was conducted may 24-30 on a representative nationwide sample of urban and rural population among 1600 people aged 18 years and older, in 136 villages by 52 of subjects of the Russian Federation.