German press: Russians stopped considering themselves part of Europe

Less than a third (29%) of Russians consider their country to be part of Europe, writes the German edition of IntelliNews, referring to a study by the NGO Levada Center, which is included in the list of foreign agents in Russia.

In the period from 18 to 24 February 2021, 1601 citizens (urban and rural residents) aged 18 years and older were interviewed in 137 settlements of 50 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The sociological survey is conducted at home through personal interviews

It was also found that 64% consider Russia a non-European power. For example, in 2019, 37% considered their country to be European and 55% were sure that this was not the case. For even greater clarity, it should be noted that in 2008 52% of Russian citizens considered their country a part of Europe and only 36% called it non-European.

Of particular interest in a recent study is data on age groups. Thus, among people 55 years and older, 33% consider the Russian Federation to be a part of Europe. At the same time, 71% of persons aged 18-24 years and 69% aged 25-39 years - hold the opposite opinion.

It is not surprising that the share of Russian citizens who consider themselves Europeans has also declined. In 2021, only 27% identified themselves as Europeans, and 70% do not consider themselves as such.

In 2008, 35% of respondents considered themselves Europeans, 52% had a different opinion. In 2019, 32% of Russians surveyed identified themselves as Europeans, while 63% had a different opinion.

As for the age groups, the largest number of Russians who consider themselves Europeans (31%) were found among citizens 55 years of age and older. In the groups of 18-24 and 25-39 years, the indicator is kept at the level of 23%, summed up the press of Germany.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 30 March 2021 15: 07
    I cannot be European: I have a wife, daughter and sons. They call me "dad", not the parent with the number - which one of me is a EUROPEAN?
  2. Dear sofa expert. 30 March 2021 15: 14
    How can Russia, geographically occupying an entire continent, be part of the peninsula of this continent?

    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 30 March 2021 15: 35
      It is they who whine for "European values".
      1. Dear sofa expert. 30 March 2021 17: 15
        It is they who whine for "European values".

        Well then, you need to calculate how many Americans and Canadians also consider themselves Europeans. Well, so that everyone would not be offended.))
        And here's another incident. But what about the inhabitants of the European peninsula, who “do not fully” respect the “European values”?)
    2. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) April 3 2021 04: 17
      At least they should look at the map for a start, for general development!
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 30 March 2021 15: 42
    It's only the beginning. Europe is no longer the same, people of "younger" age groups do not want to have anything to do with it. And "55 years and older" is being reduced, for those who still believe in it, Europe has remained in the memory of the time of their youth.
    And there are objective reasons, the trade turnover has been declining in recent years, it has almost halved to 200 and something else. billion (about 220-230, I don't remember exactly, I have to look). Accordingly, the interest falls.
    Probably the new generation will already be asking whether they consider Europe a part of Russia. And for sure it will be done by another organization, not a foreign agent.
  4. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 30 March 2021 16: 19
    Russia is not even Eurasia, let alone Europe. Russia is RUSSIA
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 30 March 2021 16: 45
    You guys, with your current crap democracy, are not Europe at all, but some kind of bantustan. Your beholder, Washington, has clearly shown its "democracy" in its presidential elections, in which they have done it in the most liquid way for the whole world, and you continue to lick their finished ass for them, and you think that you
    and now for us, the Russians, a kind of standard of decency and virtue, .... but no longer, guys, now we put a balalaika on you with a long neck for your "democracy" to us.
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 30 March 2021 18: 07
      Better a piano string instead of a scarf !!!
  6. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 30 March 2021 17: 40
    One word from Blevada. With such ... present Europe I am not on my way.
  7. Valery Bor Offline Valery Bor
    Valery Bor (Valery) 30 March 2021 18: 22
    It's just that Russia very quickly, over some 30 years, became disillusioned with Europe and "European values." I remember the first years of perestroika, when we slept and saw how our country would finally merge into a united Europe, into this union of free and wealthy people who know and know how to live, work, have fun ... But rose-colored glasses began to slowly slide away ... And I have no trace left of these dreams.
  8. chemurij Offline chemurij
    chemurij (chemurij) 30 March 2021 19: 38
    I never considered Russia and myself a part of Europe, it was not enough to be what they are -

    1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 30 March 2021 20: 44
      At the time of Tyutchev, the jargon "download rights" did not exist, so this "work" is just ordinary Internet rubbish.
      1. chemurij Offline chemurij
        chemurij (chemurij) 31 March 2021 10: 26
        Quote: Trampoline area instructor
        At the time of Tyutchev, the jargon "download rights" did not exist, so this "work" is just ordinary Internet rubbish.

        I know this, just a meme, in this case it reflects my mindset, so I posted it.)))
  9. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 30 March 2021 20: 56
    1601 surveyed citizens - this can hardly be considered a representative sample for the reason that the opinions of such a small number of respondents do not reflect the opinion of a country with a population of 145 million people.
    1. chemurij Offline chemurij
      chemurij (chemurij) 31 March 2021 10: 27
      Quote: Trampoline area instructor
      1601 surveyed citizens - this can hardly be considered a representative sample for the reason that the opinions of such a small number of respondents do not reflect the opinion of a country with a population of 145 million people.

      I agree.
  10. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 30 March 2021 22: 43
    With what fright the Russians will classify themselves as a gayrope ... Let them go to each other in ...
  11. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 31 March 2021 13: 03
    Quote: Trampoline area instructor
    therefore, this "work" is ordinary Internet rubbish.

    You're lying
    This poem was written by Vladimir Sablin at the end of the 20th century

    Frozen Europe
    And do not “swing” your rights!
    You are with RUSSIA - just w *
    And you think that the head.

    You always, so imposing,
    The smirk twisted his mouth ...
    But are bastards corrupt
    Known for the truth of flight ???

    Having smeared the snout in chocolate,
    Steering chic Mercedes -
    You do not know: what "reward"
    The demon is pushing you!

    So, while steering wheels
    While in Russia, the trouble ...
    But know: trouble is already knocking!
    Your last beat is dull ...

    Well, Tyutchev has other rhymes about Europe

    As you bow down before her, gentlemen,
    You do not get recognition from Europe:
    in her eyes you will always be
    not servants of enlightenment, but slaves
  12. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 31 March 2021 14: 28
    We can assume that those who previously considered themselves Europeans have already gone there !!! )))))
  13. pol_pol Offline pol_pol
    pol_pol (Vladimir Nikolayevich) April 25 2021 10: 14
    How can we Russians consider ourselves part of the enemy?
    Western Europeans have always, since the appearance of their ancestors in western Europe about 5000 years ago from North. Africa, showed hostility to our ancestors.
    They slaughtered the entire local population of Europe, the surviving part of which became our ancestors.
    Western Europeans constantly attacked other parts of our ancestors, organized crusades.
    And in modern times it is a campaign of Europe against Russia led by Napoleon and Hitler.

    And if some part of the West Europeans was on the side of Russia, then by this these West Europeans pursued only their own goals - gaining a dominant position among their own in the West and even supremacy in the world as a result of the weakening of Russia.