According to the survey, only 29% of the population supports the DPR. Earlier, the figure was even lower - 22%.

The vast minority of citizens agreed to consider themselves patriots of Russia. According to the results of sociologists, these are 11% in the town of Ilovaisk and 12% in the town of Debaltseve. In general, only 10% of citizens in the DPR consider themselves patriots of Russia.

Most people consider themselves patriots of Donbas. From 34% to 48% of respondents gave a positive answer to this question in different towns of the DPR.

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The findings were published on the website of Donetsk news agency.

It is reported that the survey was conducted by Sociological Research Centre "Special Status" in August 2015.

A total of 6,500 people aged from 18 were questioned in 19 militant-controlled towns of Donetsk region.