Levada Center: half of Russians consider themselves democrats, half do not

Almost half (44%) of Russians consider themselves to be people of democratic convictions, it follows from the results of a poll by the Levada Center . Another 47% of those polled said they did not consider themselves democrats.

To a greater extent, democratic convictions are shared by young people aged 18-24 (50%). Less than others – respondents 40-54 years old (41%). 

Among the supporters of parliamentary parties, voters of New People (60%) and United Russia (53%) consider themselves to be democrats more often than others. Less than half of the voters of A Just Russia – For the Truth and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (48% each).

According to the survey, almost every fifth (18%) Russian could call himself a supporter of left, socialist views. However, the overwhelming majority (72%) of Russia’s residents do not consider themselves to be such.

First of all, voters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (40%) identify themselves with leftist views. To the least extent – the voters of “United Russia”. Among them, only 11% consider themselves to be leftists. 

58% of the respondents do not consider themselves to be supporters of market reforms in the Russian economy. Every third (32%) respondent has the opposite opinion. At the same time, most of the supporters of market transformations are among young people (39%) and voters of the parties “New People” and “Fair Russia – For the Truth” – 43 and 41%, respectively.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

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