Almost half (47%) of Russians who were aware of the punk group Pussy Riot prayer service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, according to an adequate punishment for such a speech to imprisonment for seven years. Such a survey conducted by “Levada Center” in April in 130 localities 45 regions of Russia.
Yet more than a quarter (32%) of respondents who are familiar with the situation say that, in their opinion, taking into custody – an excessive punishment for girls. One in ten (10%) respondent does not consider the act states Pussy Riot serious enough for criminal prosecution. Hard to answer the question about the adequacy of the possible punishment of girls 11% of respondents reported on the results of the study, “Interfax”.
In general, according to sociologists, in the last month of awareness about the history of Russian Pussy Riot has increased significantly – from 54% to 72%. If in March closely followed the developments only 4%, then in April they accounted for 10%. It also increased the number of people who had heard about the controversial punk band speech: now their share is 41% against the previous 30%. One in five (22%), respondent admits that he had heard about the performance of girls, but does not know the essence of the incident. Do not know anything about the performance a little more than a quarter (27%) of respondents, 19% less than in March.
sounding recent criticism of the Russian Orthodox Church of the respondents associated with the involvement of the Church in politics, maintaining the interests of existing authorities (25%), the discrepancy between the actual sermons and religious way of life (16%).
Also among the root causes of
criticism of opponents of the respondents referred to the desire to humiliate the Russian national revival of the Church and weaken union power, the Church and the people (13%), dissatisfaction with free-thinking people growing conservatism and fundamentalism, aggressive church (7%) and rejection of orthodox values of these people ( 6%). Difficult to explain the flow of criticism of one-third (33%) of Russians.
Recall that another survey, conducted over two weeks ago, the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) vyyayavil that “punk-a prayer,” attracted more than 70% of Russians and provoked a mixed reaction in the community.
Many felt this action hooliganism and sacrilege, and some usmatreli it a political protest. However, only 7% of Russians are urged not to punish prisoners participating shares in the temple, but the actual prison term urged them to give only 10% of the population.
The survey polls were “punk-a prayer,” respondents most often regarded as hooliganism (46%). This is the opinion as Orthodox (48%) and Muslims (51%), in solidarity with them and those who consider themselves atheists (48%). By the same position more inclined supporters of the party “United Russia” (51%).
Every fifth respondent called sacrilegious act of the girls (21%) – mainly followers of the “Fair Russia” (28%). Occurred less frequently seen by respondents as a political protest (13%), PR-action (10%). Very few who treats it as a manifestation of extremism (4%) or performance (1%).
The survey participants offered to appoint a third arrested the girls from the Pussy Riot sentence of hard labor (32%). It is this position is shared by the Orthodox (33%) and those who regard the incident as hooliganism (38%).
One in five (20%) believes that the organizers of this campaign deserve just fine – this view is typical of non-believers (30%) and those who call “punk-a prayer to” political protest (33%).
to sentence women to the actual prison term offer 10% of respondents – mostly those who are considered sacrilege share (21%). Almost as many (9%) think that they should be punished with arrest for 15 days. Another 5% believe that the culprits should be punished only with probation.
Limit stigma offer 8% – as a rule, those who regard an action as an attempt to PR (13%). And only 2% of the girls insist on tradition anathema.
7% of respondents believe that punishing the girls and did not need – most proponents of this view among the followers of other religions (14%) and those who consider “punk-a prayer” as a political protest (20%).
opinion poll was conducted March 31-April 1 in 138 settlements in 46 regions and republics of Russia.