Levada: “Majority of Russians Hold Putin Responsible for Rising Costs of Living”

6 percent increase since over the past year.
Levada: “Majority of Russians Hold Putin Responsible for Rising Costs of Living”
13 December 12:02 2018 Print This Article

A majority of Russians have said they hold President Vladimir Putin responsible for the problems the country is facing and rising costs of living, according to a new poll released by the independent Levada Center pollster.

Fifty-five percent of respondents in Levada’s poll published Thursday said they hold Putin responsible for the nation’s problems, including higher costs of living, marking a four-year high and a 6 percent increase since over the past year.

More than a third of respondents (37 percent) said they held the government and its ministers as being responsible for the problems in the country, while 21 percent attributed blame to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Another 13 percent of respondents said local authorities were to blame for the woes in the country.

Levada conducted the poll among 1,600 participants in 52 Russian regions between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24.

 

 

 

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