Russians more satisfied with their quality of life and less eager to protest

Russians are more satisfied with their quality of life, while their desire to protest is decreasing at the same time. This is according to the news agency RIA Novosti the main results of two parallel polls which have been carried out by Levada Center and the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM). Both have been published on Tuesday.

46 percent of Russians who participated in the poll in April said they were generally satisfied with their quality of life. On a similar survey in March, 43 percent confirmed that they were satisfied, while it was 40 percent in February, according to VTsIOM.

About 11 percent of the respondents were “mostly not satisfied” with their living conditions in April (12 percent in March and 14 percent in February). Only two percent were “absolutely not satisfied” with their lives while 39 percent were “somewhat satisfied and somewhat dissatisfied”, said the report from VTsIOM .
Most happy is the young generation aged 18-24 years (57 percent) and – not a surprice – respondents with an income above average (56 percent). The numbers are lower among elderly people (40 percent) and those with low income (38 percent). The polling was conducted by VTsIOM 26 and April 27 among 1,600 people across Russia. The statistical margin of error is 3.4 percent .

According to another poll that was conducted by the Levada Center, protest activity among Russians is decreasing. In April, said 74 percent of the Russians rependents that mass demonstrations in their places of living are unlikely, compared with 66 percent in February. If mass demonstrations were still held, 80 percent of respondents said that they would not participate in them (compared to 39 percent in February)


This Levada-study was conducted between 25 and 28 April among more than 1,600 people across the country. The margin of error is 3.4 percent.

Source: russland.RU – Internettavisen, RIA Novosti