The number of Russians who feel ethnic tension in their homes has reached the minimum values for all the years of research, beginning in 2005, according to “Levada-Center”, in September, introduced by the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation in the list of NGOs-“foreign agents”.

In the population survey conducted by sociologists of the organization in early August, only 18% of respondents declared the feeling of tension of this kind in the city or area where they live.

Meanwhile, during the may survey concern about the tension between people of different nationalities in the country bypassed by the percentage distribution of religious and generational differences, the report says.

The possibility of mass violent conflicts on ethnic grounds are currently in their homes admit only 12% of respondents against 14% a year earlier. Less (10%) were only similar survey, “Levada” in November 2009. Don’t believe in such a scenario, 84% of participants in the current study versus 78% a year ago.

The percentage of those who admit the possibility of massive bloodshed on a national basis in Russia, in General, the year has not changed – 25% of respondents, but was smaller than those who do not believe that this can happen (68% vs 65% last August).

The Caucasus went into the lead

This year, the indicator ethnophobic attitudes among the General population back to the level of 2011, moving away from the “abnormal” distortions of recent years, the researchers note.

During this survey 20% of respondents expressed the opinion that one should not impose restrictions on the residence of any of the Nations on the territory of the Russian Federation (against 25% the previous year), but 70% of respondents called those to whom such restrictions should be introduced.

Unconditional the palm in this respect regained Caucasians (34%), up from immigrants from the former Central Asian republics of the USSR (29%). The year before that, and the other scored 29%. Third place was won by the Chinese (24% of the current and the previous year). Located next to the Roma (21%) and Vietnamese (19%), a year ago divided the fourth and fifth position with 22%.

At the same time, researchers have noted the cessation of growth of the share of respondents advocating for the restriction of residence of Ukrainians on the territory of the Russian Federation – 13%, one less than in August 2015. This significantly differs from the dynamics of the perception of Russians of Ukraine as a state not only retains a high level of negativity, but also shows periodic growth, indicate in the “Levada”.

“Russia for the Russians”

18% of respondents were in favour of a limit on residence in the Federation of all Nations except the Russian, against 15% a year earlier. The politicization of ethnicity, as expressed in the slogan “Russia for Russians,” continues to find support every second Respondent (52% and now 51% a year ago), say the researchers.

However, for the first time in all the years of measurements (since 2005) the number of respondents that I have this idea “doesn’t care”, reached 21%, according to a press release.

Migrants for the benefit of

Curbing the inflow of migrants in the Russian Federation the government of the country fell to 66% of the respondents. In March this figure reached 80%, said “Interfax”. 23% of respondents believe that the need to put in the path of the influx of immigrants of administrative barriers, and try to use it for the benefit of Russia.

The survey was conducted 5-8 August 2016 on a representative nationwide sample of urban and rural population among 1600 people aged 18 years and older in 137 localities of the 48 regions of the country by personal interview in the home of the Respondent.



The number of Russians who feel ethnic tensions, fell to a low of 11.10.2016

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