Emotional perception of national symbols keeps increasing year-by-year.
MOSCOW, August 21, 2017. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the results of a study devoted to the Day of the National Flag of the Russian Federation.
National flag, coat of arms and anthem are major Russian symbols, according to respondents (46%). Respondents also cited people, unity (8%), power and mightiness (4%), Moscow Kremlin and Red Square (3%) among others.
Pride and admiration are the main feelings Russians have when they see symbols of Russia; today these feelings are strong as never before. Seventy-one percent of Russians are proud when they see Russian flag; 72%, Russian coat of arms; 75%, when listening to Russian anthem. The total number of those who have negative feelings about national symbols does not exceed 5%.
The VCIOM-Sputnik Russian nationwide survey was conducted on August 15-16, 2017. The survey involved 1,200 Russians aged 18 and over, and was carried out using stratified dual-frame random sample based on a complete list of landline and mobile phone numbers operating in Russia. The data were weighted for the probability of selection and reflect social and demographic characteristics. The margin of error at a 95% confidence level does not exceed 3.5%. In addition to sampling error, minor changes in question wording and different circumstances arising during the fieldwork can introduce bias into the survey.
Results for the 2006-2015 study are based on household survey.
|What is associated with Russia for you, what is its symbol? (open-ended question, not more than three answers %)|
|Official symbols (flag, coat of arms, anthem)||57||40||46|
|People, its unity, social cohesion||3||8||8|
|Power and strength, mightiness||1||4||4|
|Moscow Kremlin, Red Square, Kremlin stars||4||2||3|
|Natural resources (oil, gas, diamonds, etc.)||1||0||1|
|Pride for the country||0||0||1|
|City of Moscow||1||1||1|
|Russian monarchs, princes||0||1||0|
|What feeling do you have when you see Russian national symbols? (closed-ended question, one answer, %)|
|Indifferent, no feelings||20||16||17||15||16||14||10||13||9|
|National coat of arms|
|Indifferent, no feelings||21||21||21||17||17||16||11||11||11|
|Indifferent, no feelings||17||16||14||14||14||14||10||11||6|
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