13 Dec 2018 10:45

Three-quarters of Russians opposed to political protests - poll

MOSCOW. Dec 13 (Interfax) - Most Russians (74%) polled by the Levada Analytical Center have said they will not support mass political protests.

Twenty-two percent claimed the opposite, Levada said in a statement seen by Interfax on Thursday.

Thirty percent allowed for the possibility of political protests in Russian populated localities, and 65% said such events were unlikely, Levada reported.

Meanwhile, 59% of the respondents do not expect socioeconomic protests, and 37% say they might happen.

Fifty-five percent of the respondents attributed Russia's economic achievements and growing living standards to President Vladimir Putin.

Same number of the respondents (55%) named Putin as the person responsible for problems experienced by Russia and growing prices; 37% put the blame on the government, and 21% on Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Levada polled 1,600 respondents older than 18 in 136 populated localities in 52 regions on November 22-28.