Voices from Russia

Monday, 14 October 2013

Poll Sez Over Half of Russians Say Life is Hard, But Bearable

00 Russian Party. Three Generations at Table. The Evil Empire! 09.07.13

Russians don’t have the Me First attitudes of Americans… remember, “the Evil Empire” was the invention of a slobbering old doddard who was one of the greatest enablers of evil in the 20th century. Red October happened for a reason…


According to a new survey released by the independent Levada-Centre on Monday, some 57 percent of Russians feel that life is hard, but bearable, five percentage points higher than in 2011. 25 percent of respondents said that the phrase “things aren’t that bad, it’s liveable” best sums up their view of life. This is four percentage points lower than two years ago. 15 percent said that “our disastrous situation is intolerable” best expressed their feelings, against 17 percent in 2011 and 32 percent in 1994, whilst three percent didn’t answer… unchanged over the last poll. Levada conducted the survey on 20-24 September 2013 amongst 1,601 urban and rural residents aged 18 and above in 130 cities, towns, and villages across 45 Russian federal subjects. The statistical margin of error was +/- 3.4 percent.

14 October 2013




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