MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. The level of Russian citizens' confidence in President Vladimir Putin has increased by 1.2 percentage points in one week, reaching 80.5%, according to a survey by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center published on Friday.
The survey was conducted from March 20 to 26 among 1,600 respondents aged over 18.
"When asked about [their] confidence in Vladimir Putin, 80.5% of those polled answered positively (+1.2 percentage points over one week). The level of approval of the Russian president's work over this time has grown by 0.9 percentage points and is at 77.9%," the report noted.
The Russian government’s work was approved by 52.8% of the respondents (+0.5 percentage points), while Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s endeavors were approved by 54.5% of those polled (+1 percentage point over one week). The report specified that the prime minister is trusted by 63.4% of the respondents (+0.3 percentage points over the week).
Those surveyed also expressed their opinions about the leadership of Russia’s parliamentary factions. Thus, 32.5% trust CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov (-0.7 percentage points per week), Sergey Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia - For Truth, gained 31.9% (+0.5 percentage points over one week), the leader of The New People party Alexey Nechaev received 7.6% (-0.1 percentage points over the week), while LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky got 16.7% (-0.8 percentage points per week).
The level of support for the United Russia party stood at 38.8% (-0.5 percentage points over one week), with the CPRF supported by 10.5% (-0.2 percentage points over the week). The New People party’s figures came to 4.4% (no changes over one week), while the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) got 8.8% (-0.2 percentage points over one week), and A Just Russia - For Truth was supported by 5.6% (+0.1 percentage points over the week).