Majority of Russians: State responsible for morality society


Eastern Europe


The Kremlin's towers. Photo AFP, Kirill Kudryavtsev

Of every four Russians, almost three believe that the State is necessary to maintain a good moral climate in society. That is shown by the research of VTsIOM.

The study shows that older people are likelier to think that maintaining a moral society is impossible without the State's intervention. Of citizens over 60, 76 per cent share this opinion, Interfax reports. Also, Russian women support this statement more often than men, 74 per cent and 68 per cent, respectively. In total, 71 per cent of the survey participants agreed with the view that the State is necessary for a moral society.

On the other hand, 23 per cent of the Russians believe morality belongs to the sphere of private life and that it is none of the State's business. Especially among young people, between 18 and 24 years old, this view is shared. Almost half of them, 42 per cent, share this opinion. Men are more likely to think this way than women, 26 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively.

The survey was conducted on August 7 among 1600 adults.



Subscribe for an update, and receive a documentary and e-book for free.

Choose your subscriptions*

You may subscribe to multiple lists.