Moscow, October 7, 2015
A majority of Russians surveyed by the Levada Center said they trust the Russian president and the army the most.
The poll which surveyed 1,600 people living in 134 populated areas in 46 regions of Russia was conducted September 18-21.
80% of the respondents said Russian president Vladimir Putin well deserves to be trusted (against 79% in 2014). 7% said they do not trust the president (against 4% in 2014).
64% of the respondents said they would definitely rely on the Russian army (against 53% in 2014). The number of people who do not trust the Russian army has declined from 9% to 8%.
The poll shows that the number of respondents who trust the Church and religious organizations has somewhat declined (53% against 54% in 2014). The percentage of respondents who trust the government has decreased to 45% from 46% in 2014, the percentage of respondents who trust the mass media has decreased to 34% from 36% in 2014, and the percentage of respondents who trust trade unions has decreased to 24% from 28% in 2014.
Respondents' trust in state security bodies has increased to 50% from 46% in 2014, trust in the Federation Council has increased to 40% from 39% in 2014, trust in the State Duma has increased to 40% from 37% in 2014, and trust in the regional authorities has increased to 38% from 35% in 2014.
Respondents' trust in the police has increased to 29% from 21% in 2014, trust in prosecutors has increased to 37% from 32% in 2014, and trust in local authorities has increased to 32% from 27% in 2014.