12 February 2019, 14:42

More than half of Russians believe that the authorities are lying to them. Only 2% of Russian citizens are sure of total sincerity of officials


More than half of the citizens of the Russian Federation believe that Russian officials hide the truth from them.

This is evidenced by the results of the Levada-Center opinion poll, which was made public on February 11.

According to published data, 16% of respondents believe that the Russian authorities always or almost always lie to them. 35% of citizens think that officials for the most part hide the truth from them, and 33% of Russians admit that those in power occasionally alternate between truth and lie.

Sociologists also found that only 2% of Russians are confident that officials are always sincere with them.

The Levada Center survey was conducted on November 22 – 28, 2018, on a representative all-Russian sample of urban and rural population of 1600 people aged 18 years and over in 136 localities of 52 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The research was conducted at the respondent’s home using a personal interview method.

Previously, a survey showed that 45% of Russians believe their country is moving in the wrong direction, and 34% of Russian citizens do not approve of the work of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Also, according to Levada Center polls, 61% of Russians consider never-ending poverty and disorder as the greatest shame and distress in Russian history of the twentieth century.