The staff of the Levada center found that Russians don’t like President Vladimir Putin. Among the minuses in the work of the head of state respondents said leniency to the Ministers, the gaps in the fight against corruption and insufficient attention to the needs of ordinary people.
In the survey, respondents were asked an open question about what they dislike most about the President. Similar in meaning to the answers the respondents were United in one. As a result, 15% of respondents said that Putin “doesn’t care” and “forgot about ordinary people,” writes RBC with reference to research data.
Another 10% blamed the Russian leader that he’s too “soft against the Ministers” and is at the mercy of their environment. 7% of respondents criticize Putin for what he is “not fighting corruption” and “threw around them thieves.“
Among other reasons respondents do not like the President, respondents referred to the poverty and low wages of the population, is very verbose and authoritarian President, too much spending on defense and divorce with his wife.
Well, among the positive features in almost a fifth of respondents highlighted the determination and courage of Putin (19%), foreign policy pursued by him (18%), intelligence, education, culture (15%). However, only 2% of Russians appreciate the President for the return of the Crimea.
A sociologist at the Levada center Stepan Goncharov noted that the people Putin is credited with an abstract quality, which is hardly known. In his opinion, in the Russian culture leader “is charismatic not because of their personal characteristics, and due to the occupied post”.