According to the poll results, published by the FCSD press service, 39.1% of Russians attentively follow the developments in the neighbouring country. Another 45.1% of respondents admitted that although they did not specially keep track of the events, they nevertheless “try to be aware.”
The poll was conducted in April and was fully devoted to the self-identification of Russians and the state of ethnic self-awareness. The poll also included sets of questions about Ukraine and political preferences of Russians.
The set of questions, devoted to the attitude to the state leaders and bodies of authority has shown a high level of confidence in Russia's President Vladimir Putin. The activity of the Russian leader is approved by 78.3% of respondents, the poll shows.
The study is based on the results of an all-Russian opinion poll (1,617 respondents in 118 populated localities of 48 constituent entities of the Russian Federation) and on the materials of focus groups (43 focus groups in 21 Russia's constituent entities), conducted in April. The error margin does not exceed 2.5%