- Do you feel like a free person in our society?
- Do you think you have any personal influence on political and economic life in Russia?
- To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement: "It is better for me to be a citizen of Russia than of any other state"?
- Q13. Adapted to the transition
- Q14. Mood in recent days
- Q15. Current situation: not so bad... miserable
- Groups belong
- Problems that make people anxious
- Q16. Expectations of change in next year
- Q17. Family aspirations, now and in the past
- Q18.Internet use in Russia
- Racism and xenophobia in Russia
- Law enforcement agencies (police, prosecutors)
- T5. How far is Russia from a normal society
- Q19. Who would you consider to be an enemy of Russia?
- Q20. With which problems in our society are you concerned most of all?
- Q21. Do you think that we are currently experiencing the most difficult times or are they already behind or ahead of us?
- Q22. In your opinion, did the policy of \'perestroika\' initiated in 1985 bring more benefit or harm?
- Q23. What were the main results of the reforms which were initiated in the country from April 1985 onwards?
- Q24. What is your attitude towards M. Gorbachev?
Table 5. What is a 'normal life' to a Russian?
Q8. People differ in what is meant by talking about a 'normal society'. How important do you think each of the following is for a normal society?
% saying essential
a. People can go about their everyday lives without government interfering
b. Everybody who wants to work can find a job
c. Government officials treat ordinary people fairly
d. If things go wrong, public welfare services will help
e. If you save money, it does not lose its value because of inflation
f. It is safe to go about the streets without being afraid of crime
g. There are opportunities for you or your children to improve your living conditions
Q9. Do you think Russian life today is that of a normal society?
Only a little
Not at all normal
Q10. IF not definitely normal: How long do you think it will be before Russia becomes a normal society?
Difficult to know if it ever will be normal
Source: Q8: New Russia Barometer XIII, Fieldwork 18-23 March 2004, N=1602; Q.9-10: New Russia Barometer XVIII, Fieldwork 18-24 June 2009.
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