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Poll: 71% of Russians think country is on right path, 87% approve of Putin

by Nate Ostiller May 30, 2024 9:47 PM 1 min read
Thousands of people gathered at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Feb. 22, 2023, for a pro-Putin rally marking 'Defender of the Fatherland Day' as well as the first anniversary of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. (Contributor/Getty Images)
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A poll released on May 30 by the Levada Center, a Russian independent polling organization, found that 71% of respondents believed Russia is "going in the right direction," and another 87% said they supported Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Polls conducted by Levada Center throughout the war have found a consistent and overwhelming majority of Russians support Putin and believe the country is on the right path.

According to the latest poll, only 17% of respondents thought that Russia was going in the wrong direction, and another 13% said it was difficult to answer.

The findings had a relatively consistent majority across age and other demographic groups, including those who said they "barely have enough food."

Support for Putin has remained above 80% in the previous five polls that Levada Center conducted, dating back to December 2023.

A majority of respondents also said they supported Russia's legislative branches, governors, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, and the overall "Russian government."

Putin was the most trusted politician, at 52% of respondents.

Poll: 77% of Russians support war in Ukraine
The figures have stayed remarkably consistent throughout the war, polling data has shown. A poll released in November 2023 found that 75% of respondents supported the war.
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