Citizens want to unite for a common idea
But while the don’t trust each other.
The majority of citizens (75%) say that “ready to unite with other people for joint action if their ideas and interests coincide”. This follows from the study group ZIRCON. At the same time, more than half of citizens (57%) believes that the country is “more disagreement and disunity”. A major unifying factors for the Russians “are family values, patriotism, and professional affiliation,” says the sociologist.
According to a survey by the research group TSIRKON, more than half of Russian respondents (65%) thinks that “in relations with people should be careful.” 4% difficult to answer. Only 31% believed that “most can be trusted”. A third of respondents (30%) believes that the country in General, “cohesion and harmony”, the majority are inclined to believe that society is “more disagreement, disunity” (57%). 13% difficult to answer.
The most controversial in the opinion of the citizens, between the government and the people (45%), the rich and the poor (40%), between people of different political beliefs (24%; see chart). According to the same survey conducted in 2015 by the Institute of sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the split between the government and the people felt 32%, and between people of different political views — 6%. The disconnect between the rich and the poor then felt 37%. According to the head of the ZIRCON Igor Zadorin, “a major unifying factors in Russian society remain family values, and patriotism, and partly a professional identity.”
The majority of respondents (75%) say that “ready to unite with other people for joint action if their ideas and interests coincide”. Do not agree to unite with other people 15% of respondents. Undecided 10%.
“The contradiction between the perception of the outside society and the inner circle due to the fact that their friends people you know from your direct experience, and the idea of the rest of society forms the greater information field”, — said Mr. Zadorin. According to him, “because of the media people now have more information about wars and conflicts that are relished on different talk shows than about the unity of society.”
In addition, according to Igor Zadorin, “the cohesion of the inner circle above and because people, as a rule, equal in their social status, and in General in Russian society, the growing social inequality and conflict has increased markedly”.