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7 Sep, 2009 09:14

Russians want their own way – survey

Russians want their own way – survey

The majority of Russians want a unique way of life, and want it to be protected from alien ideas, a recent study has revealed.

In the survey conducted by the Bashkirova & Partners marketing agency, people were offered to answer the question: “Do you agree that our way of living needs protection against foreign influence?”

The results of the survey are based on face-to-face interviews conducted in August 2009; sampling 1,000 people aged 18+ at 168 sampling points in 46 regions of the Russian Federation. The margin of error did not exceed 3.2%.

More than 42 % of the people said they were totally agreed with the statement, while 36% said they rather agreed than disagreed.

A total of 17.3 % disfavored the idea of uniqueness, while 4.5 % couldn’t make up their mind.

Today’s Russia is far from being a bastion of globalization, but at the same time, it has been readily accepting new things as living standards have improved over the past two dozen years, so the country doesn’t appear to be sliding into isolationism either.