About us


VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center) is the first and the largest polling firm in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Established in 1987 it is most widely known polling company in Russia.  Since 1990 VCIOM has conducted more than 1000 regular nationwide representative surveys (omnibus). Until 2005 such surveys were carried out on a monthly basis, from 2017 on a daily basis.

VCIOM has membership in global and regional professional communities such as ESOMAR and OIROM (Russian Association for Market and Opinion Research) and owns 80% of the Mediascope Company’s stock (Mediascope is the leading audience research company in Russia). VCIOM is a cofounder of ‘Eurasian Monitor’ International Research Agency and of the Independent Institute of Social Policy (NISP) – due to this VCIOM is capable of conducting regular studies throughout all FSU countries (former Soviet republics).

Our expertise:

• Program evaluation; Public Opinion Polling; Academic Research; Market Research; Population Studies.

• “Full-cycle” projects: including instrument design, data collection, report writing, presentation, and promotion of findings.

• Customized qualitative and quantitative research tailored to the needs of clients.

• Multi-mode nationwide representative household samples for quantitative studies.

• Possessing a strong background in social science research VCIOM provides sound empirical data based on advanced methodologies.

• Highly professional team with advanced degrees in the areas of sociology, political science, psychology, communication, marketing etc. from international institutions. The Center has its own network of interviewers (over 5000) and strong ties with international survey organizations in FSU, Europe, USA, and Asia allowing comparative research across numerous countries.

We are headquartered in Moscow, have offices across the whole country, as well as firm ties with the polling centers around the world (from Kazakhstan and Germany to Japan and China). Over three decades our team that includes the best professionals in the areas of sociology, marketing, psychology, political science and finance has provided its expertise to over 2000 clients, representing both public and private sectors.

We welcome you at our homepage and invite to mutually beneficial cooperation!

You can get more information about VCIOM in this PPT file

  About us
  History and Principles
  Scientific programs
  Partners and Clients
  Contact us