More than half of Russians disappointed in politics, show no interest in it

More than half of Russians disappointed in politics, show no interest in it
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According to the Levada Center, 25% of Russians are ready actively participate in politics, and almost three-quarters of the country's citizens (74%) are inert.

More than half of Russians are not interested in politics and are disappointed in it. Interfax cites Levada Center data.

According to a sociological survey, 40% of respondents do not understand politics and do not show interest in it, another 14% are disappointed in politics, 29% of respondents say they have no opportunity to influence events in political life, 1% of respondents find the possibility of real political participation.

According to the Levada Center, 25% of Russians are ready actively participate in politics, and almost three-quarters of the country's citizens (74%) are inert.

Of those who are not ready for more active policymaking, 31% of respondents argue that politics is not for ordinary citizens, 28% of respondents motivate their position by lack of time, every fourth Russian says that he/she doesn’t understand anything in politics, and 21% of survey participants are convinced that nothing can be changed.

The survey was conducted on December 13–19 among 1600 respondents aged 18 years and older in 136 localities, 52 regions of the Russian Federation.

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