Less than half of Russians (46%) believe that the September elections to the state Duma were fair, a third (31%) believes the opposite, satisfied with the results of the elections 50%, and not satisfied 27%, follows from the survey conducted from 23 to 26 September. The results published on the website of “Levada-Center”.
“Absolutely honest” I believe the election of 10% of the respondents, “quite honest” election was called 36% “not very honest” – 22%, and completely honest – 9%. 22% could not answer the question. In December 2011 elections were considered to be “completely honest” 5%, “fairly honest” – 30%, “not very honest” – 30%, and it is not fair – 15%.
To the question “are you Satisfied with the overall outcome of these elections, 13% said that they “fully satisfied”, 37% “rather satisfied”. “Rather dissatisfied” and 18% “completely dissatisfied” – 9%, and 23% could not answer this question.
18% of Russians believe that during the counting of votes was no violation, minor violations of the stated 30%, “rather significant breaches” – 13%, significant, seriously changed the election results, is 6%.
Nearly a quarter of Russians (24%) does not know which party held the deputies to the state Duma in the last election, 36% of respondents know the composition of the state Duma, and 41% know “approximately”.
With pressure from the local authorities faced 4% of the respondents from the authorities – 5%, from friends, neighbors, acquaintances, classmates and co-workers – 4%, from relatives, family members – 2%. 8% did not answer this question, the majority (78%) said that faced with pressure. To this question it was possible to provide two or more response.
5% believe that the new Duma will work “significantly better”, 24% believe that “somewhat better”. 46% said that the work will remain at the same level, and 14% believe that the work of the state Duma will worsen. 47% don’t expect the new Parliament to change for the better, 45% believe that change for the better in their lives will happen.
The survey polled 1,600 people aged 18 years and older in 137 localities of the 48 regions of the country. The study was conducted at the home of respondents by personal interview.
Duma elections in Russia were held on 18 September, with a record low turnout – about 48%. On party lists, the Parliament passed four parties: “United Russia”, KPRF, LDPR and “Fair Russia”. “United Russia” received in the state Duma of the seventh convocation of the constitutional majority (mandate 343) and at its first meeting, on 30 September approved the list of candidates who will be nominated for leadership positions.
The election results were cancelled in nine polling stations in Adygea, Dagestan, Mordovia Republic in St. Petersburg, as well as in the Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov regions.