Poll: Most Russians think Euromaidan couldn’t, shouldn’t happen in Russia
The majority of Russians, or 76%, believe that the mass protests, like the Ukrainian Euromaidan of 2014, are now impossible in principle in the Russian Federation, while only 15% of respondents thinks the opposite, and another 9% were undecided, according to the results of a survey carried out by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, Russian news agency Lenta.ru reported on Thursday.
In general, the Russians with high income (80%) and higher education (79%) believe that a Russian Euromaidan is impossible. People with low income (71%) and less educated (65%) are more likely to believe that such a scenario could occur in the country.
In addition, 94% of respondents said they did not want a repeat of Euromaidan in Russia. This opinion was expressed by respondents of all ages, different levels of wealth, both the townspeople and villagers. Only 2% of respondents said the opposite.
The survey also showed that the opinions of Russians have not changed in the year since a similar study was conducted.
The poll was conducted on February 21-22, 2015. A total of 1,600 people were questioned in 46 regions of Russia.