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Almost three quarters of Russians (73 percent) consider themselves patriots. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of Fund “Public opinion” (FOM) published on the website of the organization.
It is noted that most patriots call themselves the inhabitants of the country aged from 31 to 45 years with higher education (84 per cent). The next group is the Russians at the age from 46 to 60 years (78 percent). Most patriots were in Moscow (80 percent) and the southern Federal district (79 percent).
Not consider themselves patriots 21 percent of respondents, most of them are people with secondary education and below (31 per cent). 29 percent of respondents who called themselves patriots, has said it will not go to the presidential election, if they take place next Sunday.
According to the Russians, a key role in the formation of a sense of patriotism played by education — so said 48 percent of respondents. Residents believe that a patriot cannot remain indifferent to the environment (69 percent), to avoid service in the army (69%) and not knowing the history of their country (68 percent). The majority of respondents noted that patriot may prefer foreign literature and art of the state (57 percent).
The poll was conducted June 8-9 in 53 regions of Russia. It was attended by 1.5 thousand people.
Earlier in may, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it was patriotism and appeal to the true values began in the years of the great Patriotic war “the most powerful, most reliable support” for millions of people in the country. He said that every Russian family has letters from the front, funerals and yellowed photographs, memories and guidance of veterans.
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