The result of the study on the study of the mood of Russians in terms of social expectations, was the statement of VTsIOM as follows:
Social attitudes of Russians are declining, optimism is falling, people are preparing for the deterioration of the situation in the country.
At the same time, the study does not address the question of how Russians (you and I) prepare for this “deterioration”: lying on the couch, folding their arms and rolling their eyes, or on shopping trips in order to buy salt, matches or rainy day "- the third TV and the fifth fridge? .. And maybe the preparation consists of digging shelters and additional cucumber twists? ..
Question from the study № 2934:
How do you generally assess the situation in the country?
To this question, the answers “Everything is fine”, “Everything is good” and “Everything is excellent” were given to 79% of respondents. For comparison, this is significantly higher than in the 2009-2013 period (on average, less than 60%). At the same time, the answers “Everything is bad” and “Everything is terrible” were noted by 18% (the rest refrained from having a definite answer) of the respondents. In 2009-2013, the “average” situation in the country was “terrified” by 32% of respondents.
Despite this, VTsIOM reports that "people are preparing for the deterioration of the situation in the country." Rather strange conclusions of experts, given that 79% is still more than 18% ... Or, in this situation, it is on 18% that everyone else “terrified” needs to focus on. Of course, the opinion of each respondent is interesting in its own way, but so that from a rather modest percentage to draw such far-reaching conclusions - hmm ...
Another question (or rather, the answer to it) in a study on the social expectations and attitudes of Russians confirms the thesis that VTsIOM’s conclusions are, to put it mildly, odd ... Is it “EVERYTHING” again? ..
How do you generally assess the situation that has arisen specifically in your life?
Here, the answers “Everything is fine”, “Everything is good” and “Everything is excellent” give 88% of respondents altogether. Answers “Everything is bad” and “Everything is terrible” were given by 10% of respondents.
So what is the “deterioration” of mood? Apparently, in order to clarify their thesis, the VTsIOM staff, lead the social investigation of the 2935 number with some frankly radical statement of the question: “Russia-Ukraine: gulf or take-off?” Like, “heaven” or “hell” - there’s no third given ... The very wording of the survey does not seem to imply a middle ground, which is also difficult to explain, given that the division into black and white (without shades) is by definition not a task for the sociological monitoring service.
However, the questions themselves in social research № 2935 they look quite calmly, which is called, without fanaticism and frank yellowness they no longer give ... And here the answers of the polled Russians make it clear that for the majority the Ukrainian theme, as they say, responds with a sore heart, and this is more than explicable.
How would you rate the current relations between Russia and Ukraine?
The answer “tense” and “hostile” gave 67% of respondents (a record of all the last months and years), while such relations positively evaluate only 8%.
Indeed, it is difficult to assess Russian-Ukrainian relations with a “plus” sign, when Ukraine has recently become associated exclusively with the obscurantists of the Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, Lyashko formations, with the ground-attack planes of the right-wing axes and other Maidana bydlomass. It is difficult to perceive the presence of adequate people for all this rotten substance, and in fact there are millions of them even in the presence of endless anti-Russian and even anti-Russian propaganda in Ukraine. These are the most appropriate people who have realized the mega-divorce of themselves with tales of sweet European life and the manna of heaven from American “friends.” These are people who understand that Ukraine is used only as a springboard for pressure (including military) on Russia - a country that has common roots with Ukraine, common traditions, in fact, one people.
It would seem that Russians' sentiments about the Ukrainian crisis have been revealed, and therefore VTsIOM may “veil” its research tool. But no ... The center decides to ask the Russians (and those in the survey involved 1600 people from the 46 regions of the Russian Federation), do they think that Russia’s support is necessary for Donbas militias? At the same time, in question, as if passing, it is understood that "on the altar" lies "the normalization of relations with Ukraine and the West."
In your opinion, should Russia or should not, for the sake of improving relations with Ukraine and the West, cease all support for the Donbas militia?
Taking into account all previous findings of VTsIOM according to poll No. XXUMX and No. XXUMX, vague doubts crept in: if the Center for the Study of Public Opinion is going to ask about this after this question: “Shouldn't Crimea and Sevastopol be returned back to Kiev in order to improve relations with Ukraine and By the West? ”Well, if we decided to interview, we had to go all the way and declare that“ because of the support of Donbass and the adoption of Crimea and Sevastopol into Russia, “many” Russians began to feel a drop in optimism ”...
There was no such poll, but the fact that the state company asks whether it is necessary to support the Donbass or not is not even a bell, but a bell ...
So, the results:
11% of respondents said that it’s time to fully support the militia. And this position is most actively expressed by young people from 18 to 25. 58% of respondents are strongly opposed to curtailing support for the Donbas militia. As you can see, the ratio is “one to five” (1: 5), but tomorrow, the statistics services can present 1 to 2 to us, and the day after tomorrow 5 to 1 ...
These results hint that it is time to adjust the public opinion to the “new standards” using different methods and tools for the statistics services? .. Or did it seem necessary to cross? ..