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Russians’ Interest In Politics Is Weakening
December 20, 2013 01:09


(Source: http://nazaccent.ru/content/6293-iz-strategii-nacpolitiki-ubrali-slova-o.html)

Only 1% of Russians is actively interested in country’s political life.  Almost 70% of our citizens do not show interest in the political agenda. These data were released on Monday by the Levada Center.

Russians are no longer interested in politics, as they are certain there is no way they can have influence upon events that are happening in the country, sociologist believes. Russians’ interest in politics is weakening rapidly. If just six years ago 4% of our citizens were ready to answer "very interested" when sociologists asked "how much do you generally interested in politics?", in 2013 this figure dropped to 1%.

28% of respondents are "rather interested" in current political agenda. In 1996, 31% of respondents answered the question in the same way, but in 2007 – 37%. In 2007, 18% of respondents were not interested in politics at all, while there were 7% of citizens strongly interested in politics.

Thus, according to sociologists, the number of apolitical Russians has increased from 54 to 67% in the last five years. Today, 41% of Russians is "rather not interested" in politics, and 26% of the citizens are absolutely not interested in it.

The survey was conducted 15-18 November, 2013 on all-Russian representative sample of urban and rural population among 1603 people aged 18 years and over in 130 settlements of 45 regions of the country. Response distribution is shown as a percentage of total respondents together with data from previous surveys. The statistical error of the data from these studies did not exceed 3.4%.

Levada Center sociologist Denis Volkov  is sure that Russians are no longer interested in politics, as they are certain that there is no way they can have influence on events that are happening in the country. "Recent surveys state obvious. Citizens' trust in parliament dropped," Volkov reminds. And if nearly 80% (according to our data) of Russians affirm that they cannot have influence on anything then people simply cannot be interest in it. Similarly, Russians are not interested in international events. While in Western countries people still can influence the politics through NGOs and civic initiatives ...our compatriots just do not have such a possibility ", sociologist said.


Sources: http://www.gazeta.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: society and politics political interest Russian society   

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