The results of a survey of Russians on the war in Syria became known

The attitude of Russians towards the war in Syria became the subject of a sociological survey conducted by specialists of the Levada Center, recognized in Russia as a foreign agent.

Referring to the available results of the survey, RBC reports the results of a study in a material with a loud title: "Most Russians are against the war in Syria."

However, when considering the results of the survey, the methodology for conducting it and the posing of individual questions is doubtful.

According to the Levada Center, 1625 people were interviewed in 137 localities and 50 regions using a personal interview.

In addition to the fact that a sample of just over one and a half thousand people is clearly not enough for a 140 million country, so a simple mathematical calculation shows that as many as 11 people were interviewed in each settlement.

To simplify the outline of the survey, the Levada Center specialists most likely interviewed a certain group of respondents, for example, their friends or students of a HSE branch.

Based on the fact that the organization, recognized in Russia as a foreign agent, selects personnel of relevant views, it is easy to assume that the circle of respondents, for the most part, had the same views.

As a result, we get the figure that all Russian liberal media carried, which 55% of Russians are against continuing the military operation in Syria.

One of the research questions is perplexing: “Is it possible that Russia's military intervention in the Syrian conflict could develop for Russia into a“ new Afghanistan? ”

Why Afghanistan Why not Chechnya, for example? What motives did the authors of the study follow, referring specifically to Afghanistan, when the differences between the Afghan war and the operation in Syria are more than obvious?

All this gives reason to argue that the Levada Center poll was originally aimed at obtaining the result needed by the center’s foreign sponsors and has nothing to do with reality.
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  1. Port Offline Port
    Port 6 May 2019 12: 41
    This is elementary: those who do not want victory in Syria will dig trenches near Rostov.
    1. Vladimir Skorykh_2 (Vladimir Skorykh) 6 May 2019 15: 51
      THESE - who do not want victory in Syria - will not dig trenches. They will be licking boots.
  2. Nobodylumbe36 Offline Nobodylumbe36
    Nobodylumbe36 (Umberto Nobile) 6 May 2019 13: 05
    Why Afghanistan, not Chechnya? Because they themselves do not know how to take their legs from there, without finally staining their hari face.
  3. Pacifist Offline Pacifist
    Pacifist (Victor) 6 May 2019 14: 00
    A survey conducted by a foreign agent on the loot of enemies of the country is of no interest. Just lick to the owners.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 May 2019 14: 13
    It’s true when this foreign agent has the Kremlin’s results - all are approved.
    When against the authorities - the wrong "method of conducting"
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 May 2019 20: 03
    From the war in Syria, nothing for people !! Work, salary, economy, pensions, gas, gas still to continue? One PR for Putin. If only the prices did not rise. And why did not Stalin climb into Africa?
    1. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 7 May 2019 11: 18
      Cook your steel, expert! It takes a long time to study as a philosopher.
      Stalin is NOT CLEARING anywhere: he slowly descended and .....
    2. nikolaj1703 Offline nikolaj1703
      nikolaj1703 (Nikolai) 7 May 2019 15: 30
      There is such a bird (suffers from frequent shaking of the contents of the head) - so you look like it.
  6. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
    jekasimf (jekasimf) 8 May 2019 08: 33
    Initially, I was also against the introduction of troops into Syria. But not so long ago I learned a lot about the war in Korea. It was just interesting. So here is the conclusion on Korea. The Americans were developing a plan of nuclear strikes on 300 cities of the USSR. And only because their Our military experts dropped the "Stratokrepost" in batches, they abandoned these plans. This information became available only after 50 years.
    Those. at the cost of a little more than 300 tons of our military’s lives, millions of civilian lives were saved. At least one would have broken through. And a nuclear war was prevented .... after all, the answer would have followed.
  7. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 3 August 2020 08: 25
    Everything was correct at the beginning, but as always, Putin did not give up (did not finish what he started). This is really starting to resemble Afghan, in short, they are bogged down, there is no active action. Ours are sitting in the bases, they are trying to attack all kinds of game on shihad mobiles and drones. It became more like someone's feeder (bloody). If the losses had not been classified, the percentage would have been higher.