22 Aug 2019 11:16

Sixty-three percent of Russians say proud of state symbols - poll

MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax) - Most Russians polled by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) say they have positive feelings towards state symbols (the flag, the national emblem, and the anthem of Russia), the pollster said in a statement seen by Interfax on Thursday.

Sixty-three percent of the respondents said they feel proud, and 22% said they liked the national symbols.

Twelve percent of the respondents said they felt indifferent.

According to VCIOM, 17% of the respondents were able to exactly recite the first line of the national anthem, 40% recited the first line with some mistakes, and 42% could not recall it.

Over half of the respondents (53%) said it is inadmissible to be unaware of state symbols.

VCIOM polled 1,600 people on August 20, 2019, ahead of the State Flag Day.