VTsIOM: More than 80% of Russians support Crimea’s accession to Russia


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MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. On the ninth anniversary of the referendum on the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with the Russian Federation, the majority of Russians surveyed gave a positive assessment, and more than half were proud of the reunification. That’s the data Research All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) published on Saturday.

“A positive attitude towards Crimea’s accession to Russia is declared by 85% of Russians, 63% of respondents said this with full confidence (up 17 percentage points compared to 2021 data); 56% of Russians are proud of the reunification of Crimea with Russia (plus 8 PP by 2021 (48%), admiration – 14% “- noted in the materials of the social service.

The overwhelming majority of Russians – 86% – are convinced of the rightness of the decision to reunite the peninsula with the Russian Federation, of which 67% are totally convinced, which is 10 percentage points more than two years earlier (in the year 2021 – 57%). For one in five (22%), the reunification of Crimea with Russia does not cause feelings (in 2021 – 27%).

Nine years later, 71% of respondents see more benefit than harm from the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation for Russia, 15% see more harm, 14% found it difficult to answer. 62% of the survey participants were able to name positive consequences for Russia from the annexation of Crimea. Among them – the emergence of a new tourist destination (24%) and the security of the naval base (18%).

Respondents also cited consequences such as the return of land, the restoration of Russia’s territorial integrity (9%), the expansion of the country’s territory (7%) and the return of the Russian-speaking population to their homeland (7%). . Negative consequences for Russia were mentioned by 44%. The most common answers include the conflict with Ukraine, a special operation (15%), the imposition of sanctions (13%), the deterioration of the foreign policy situation (11%) and the high cost of rebuilding the region (7%).

life after reunification

76% of respondents believe that Crimea began to develop more successfully as part of the Russian Federation. More than half of the respondents (59%) recalled the development projects implemented in the peninsula over the past five years. The most famous of these are the construction of the Crimean bridge (46%), the lifting of the water blockade of the peninsula (16%), the construction of roads (15%), the restoration of electricity supply (7%), the construction of the national road “Tavrida” ( 6%), the development of infrastructure and tourism (5% each).

Three quarters of Russians (77%) also believe that after the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the life of local residents has changed for the better (64%), 30% of survey participants identify both good and bad life changes in Crimea.

The telephone survey took place on March 14 among 1.6 thousand adult Russians.

Source: Woman.Rambler


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