More than half of Russians believe that in the next six months or a year in Russia could be a terrorist attack comparable in scale to what happened in France on November 13. This was stated by 52% of respondents in a telephone survey conducted by Fund “Public opinion” on 21-22 November among 1,000 respondents in 480 settlements of the Russian Federation, data of which leads to”Interfax”.
In 15% of cases that position the respondents explain that the possible response to airstrikes Russia on facilities of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in Syria.
36% of respondents believe that such attacks in Russia. 21% explains that “well the secret services, taking the necessary security measures”. According to 56% of Russians, with the professional work of the security services major terrorist attacks are almost always preventable. In assured return 37% of respondents.
56% of respondents assess the work of Russian security services to prevent terrorist attacks as good, 32% – as satisfactory and only 4% – as bad.
Speaking about the additional measures to ensure
security can be taken by the Russian authorities, respondents
suggested “to restrict entry from abroad, to close the borders” (10%),
“to improve the work of law enforcement bodies and special services”, “enhance
control and lead the population to rally around the issue
security” (8%), and “tighten control over newcomers” (7%).
The survey revealed that on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris know
97% of respondents. According to the Russians, the organizers of this attack
sought “to sow fear and panic, to scare people” (44%) and “to show
his power to draw attention to themselves” (15%).
67% believe that their shares of the terrorists could choose any European country, while 19% believe that it was important to strike it in France. Since responsibility for the attacks in Paris took over the IG, according to 74% of the Russians that France should continue its military operation against the militants in Syria. 13% this view is not supported.
Recall that recently the Russian public opinion research center published the data of another survey on the attitude to terrorism. According to the study, almost a third of Russians (31%) “very afraid”that they or their relatives can become the victims of terrorist acts.