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What era would you like to live in?

 

The polls were taken on October 22-23, 2005 and December 9-10, 2006.

What era would you like to live in, if you had the opportunity to do so?

 

Era 

October 2005 December 2006
In Russia in the last third of the 19th cent. at the beginning of the 20th century 4 4
In the USSR during the J. Stalin era 6 4
In the USSR during the L. Brezhnev era 31 26
In Russia in the times of B. Yeltsin 1 1
In the contemporary Russia 39 52
In a different era 13 8
Hard to say 6 5

What era would you like to live in, if you had the opportunity to do so? (December 9-10, 2006)

Era Total respondents Age, years
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-59 60 and older
In Russia in the last third of the 19th cent. at the beginning of the 20th century 4 2 4 5 3 6
In the USSR during the J. Stalin era 4 3 4 1 2 9
In the USSR during the L. Brezhnev era 26 7 12 21 38 42
In Russia in the times of B. Yeltsin 1 2 1 2 2 0
In the contemporary Russia 52 76 64 57 43 31
In a different era 8 9 12 8 7 3
Hard to say 5 1 3 6 5 9
  • Every second respondent (52%) in 2006 thought it to be the best for him or her to live in contemporary Russia; no more than 39% of respondents shared this point of view in October 2005.
  • Brezhnev era still occupies the second place in the list of attractiveness; however, the share of respondents willing to live in it has reduced from 31% down to 26%.
  • Only 4% of respondents for each of the options preferred to live in Russia at the end of the tsarist era and in the Stalins era (6% missed Stalinism in 2005).

Source: VCIOM

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