Russia 2010 Survey

White, S. (2012) Russia 2010 Survey. [Data Collection]

Original publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7106-1

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Elections in Russia have become steadily less 'open' since the Beslan hostage-taking crisis of 2004. The most important changes include: 1) an entirely new election law that abolishes the single-member constituencies and thus all independents; 2) abolition of the direct election of regional governors; 3) abolition of the 'against all' voting facility; and 4) abolition of minimum turnout requirements. Taken together, these changes have been described as a form of 'nondemocratic consolidation' that is intended to provide an indefinite tenure of office for the ruling group that is presently concentrated around the Putin-Medvedev presidency. This study comprises a national survey conducted in 2010 that interviewed people from a representative cross-section of the Russian adult (18 years and over) population. It covered self-assessed living standards and the economic crisis that began to affect Russia in late 2008, attitudes towards civic institutions and political leaders, electoral behaviour and social life, including media consumption and religious activity. The survey also collected responses on a variety of foreign policy issues, including 'friends and foes' among other nations, and attitudes towards NATO and the European Union.

Keywords: AGE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CITIZENSHIP CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES COMMUNISM COMMUNIST PARTY (USSR) DEMOCRACY ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ECONOMIC RECESSION EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ELECTIONS EUROPEAN UNION FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOREIGN POLICY FREEDOM OF SPEECH GENDER HEADS OF GOVERNMENT HOUSEHOLDS HUMAN RIGHTS INCOME INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL LANGUAGES USED AT HOME LEGAL SYSTEMS LIFE SATISFACTION MARITAL STATUS MASS MEDIA NATIONAL IDENTITY NATIONALITY NATO NEWS OCCUPATIONS ORGANIZATIONS POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE POLITICAL CORRUPTION POLITICAL INFLUENCE POLITICAL ISSUES POLITICAL LEADERS POLITICAL PARTICIPATION POLITICAL POWER POLITICAL SYSTEMS PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE REVOLUTIONARY ACTION RUSSIA RUSSIAN POLITICAL PARTIES STANDARD OF LIVING STATE SECURITY TELEVISION NEWS UKRAINE USSR VOTING VOTING BEHAVIOUR
College / School: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 13:36
Related resource URL: http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7106&type=Data catalogue
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/43

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White, S. (2012); Russia 2010 Survey

University of Glasgow

10.5525/gla.researchdata.43

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