The poll was taken on
27 March 2007.
The respondents were asked to answer the following question:
year Vladimir Putin presidential power will be over. Could you
please name three issues he managed to cope best with?
Multiple answers were possible. The answers are given below, %
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The Russians think Vladimir Putin as a president managed:
status of Russia at the international scene (38%).
One quarter of
those surveyed (24%) declared life standards improved during his
22% think Putin prevented Russia from disintegration.
of the survey participants mentioned increase of self-consciousness
and self-respect of the Russian population.
The highest level of unanimity was noticed among the respondents
when mentioning improvement of Russia status at the international
scene. About 38% of the Russians think Putin managed to cope with
this very issue best of all. In other issues participants of the
survey are not that concordant. The second group of issues contains:
life standards improvement, prevention of country disintegration,
strengthening of defensive potential. Each of these issues was
mentioned by 19-25% respondents, i.e. a fifth or fourth part of the
Russian population. The third group includes issues with rating of
14-17% each: economic growth, anti-terrorist struggle, growth of
residential construction, popularization of healthy way of life,
culture and sport support. The last places occupy: anti-drug
struggle, democracy strengthening, corruption decrease, cutting down
officialdom. 7% of the surveyed Russians think that Putin failed to
cope with any of the mentioned problems.
Residents from megapolises (with population above 1 mln) attached
less importance to global issues of the second group (life standards
improvement, prevention of country disintegration, strengthening of
defensive potential), but more often than those from other cities
and towns mentioned growth of residential construction. In rural
areas such issues as economic growth, growth of residential
construction, popularization of healthy way of life were mentioned
less often, while strengthening of defensive potential is of great
importance for the respondents of this age.
Evaluation of some issues depends on age. Young respondents evaluate
growth of residential construction and popularization of healthy way
of life higher, while strengthening of defensive potential - lower.
Among elder respondents the trend is vice versa: improvements in the
strengthening of defensive potential, inflation growth are treated
with more importance, while growth of residential construction and
development of medium-scale and small-scale business are mentioned
So, one can notice various trends of evaluation of such issues as
strengthening of defensive potential, growth of residential
construction, by younger and elder respondents. There are 3% of
those thinking that Putin failed to cope with any of the problems
among young respondents while among the participants aged above 60
the share made up 11% of such.