The Russians called the main strengths and weaknesses of the nation
MOSCOW, 14 Jul — RIA Novosti. Russians consider as the main positive qualities of the countrymen of the hospitality with diligence and sincerity, among the disadvantages often referred to as drunkenness and laziness, the survey showed the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).
VTSIOM conducted a study on the image of the nation in the eyes of the Russians themselves. Sociologists have suggested respondents to choose from the proposed list up to five adjectives that they think best describe the Russian people.
“The national ranking” showed that the main quality of Russian hospitality (45% of Russian respondents). In second place, according to a nationwide survey — hard work (41%). The third line is sincerity (33%)”, — stated in the materials of VTSIOM, which is available to RIA Novosti.
The top five most characteristic, according to the Russians, the national traits are generosity (26%) and sociability (25%). While generosity often mention older people than young people: it is called as 30% among respondents aged 45-59 years and 18% among 18-24 year olds. About the power of citizens said 23% of Russians, and the weakness of only 2 per cent.
“If you talk about negative qualities, is the leader alcoholism — 16% of Russians celebrate this quality. Moreover, young people (18-24 years) refer to Russian as drinking more often (25%) of other age groups. On the second place in “anti-rating” is too lazy (13%). The lack of discipline in Russian people say 6% of respondents. Being rude and cunning mention even less — 5% of respondents”, — noted in the study.