Bolshoi’s ex-soloist convicted of acid attack released on parole - lawyerSociety & Culture May 31, 23:30
CNPC may enter board of directors of Rosneft if it takes part in company’s privatizationBusiness & Economy May 31, 21:40
Russia calls on foreign partners to create united front to fight terrorism — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 31, 21:34
Italian opposition party prepares resolution on Crimea’s status in TuscanyWorld May 31, 21:29
German Foreign Ministry confirms Transdniestrian settlement talks in BerlinWorld May 31, 20:55
Russia may change its regime of counter-sanctions — ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 31, 20:49
Russia in dialogue with NHL on defender Voynov’s future at 2016 World Cup in CanadaSport May 31, 20:33
Agreement on Bolivia’s nuclear research center may be signed at SPIEFBusiness & Economy May 31, 20:12
Russian economy minister expects GDP to reach zero growth by mid-2016Business & Economy May 31, 19:46
MOSCOW, July 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ratings have risen unprecedentedly high thanks to a new Putin majority that has formed in the Russian society over the recent years, says to a report of the Political Analysis Center to be presented at ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
“Since March 2014, we can positively speak about a new Putin majority,” Pavel Danilin, head of the Political Analysis Center, said. In his words, it can be attributed both to a positive political situation after Crimea’s accession to Russia and politicization of Putin’s electorate and to general socio-political and economic processes in the country.
“The Putin majority is evolving as a social coalition for sustainable development, where each social group develops its ways of joining the majority,” the authors of the report "New Putin Majority: Critical, Pragmatic, Non-indifferent and Patriotic" said.
According to a public opinion poll conducted for the Political Analysis Center, eighteen percent of respondents said their attitude towards Putin had become more positive over the past two years, while only four percent stated otherwise.
The recent tendencies demonstrate that Putin is winning more and more support among managers and people with higher education (support growth of 48% and 25%, respectively). Apart from that, the president’s popularity is growing among residents of the capital city and other big cities and students (35% growth), among pensioners (31% growth), public servants (36% growth). Allegations about aging of the presidential electorate turned out to be ungrounded. Along with that, the president traditionally enjoys the support from the military, women and elderly people.
The report outlines a set of top-priority steps people think the authorities should make. “Actual demands laid out for Vladimir Putin are as follows: improvement of living standards, development of domestic production, anti-corruption measures and socially-oriented policies,” Danilin said.
The report is based on the results of a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Fund and focus group studies.