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Russians believe men should generally be 'the family breadwinner' — poll

October 17, 2017, 8:52 UTC+3 MOSCOW

At the same time 84% of those polled believe both husband and wife should bring up their children

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MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. Most Russians believe that men are responsible for providing material support for their families, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed on Tuesday.

"When it comes to the role of the breadwinner in the family, 54% of those polled lay the responsibility for providing for one’s family on men and just 1% - on women. Another 43% believe that both husband and wife should work (bring income to the family)," the pollster said.

A married couple should have equal responsibility for cleaning house, 74% of Russians said, while 84% believe both husband and wife should bring up their children.

The pollster interviewed 1,800 adult Russians on October 1-3. The maximum margin of error does not exceed 2.5 % with a probability of 95%.

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