Press release №2069
25.05.2018
CRIMEAN BRIDGE: CONNECTION ESTABLISHED!

IN BRIEF

  • 97% of Russians have heard that the Crimean bridge was opened
  • 73% of Russians consider that it is important that Russia is linked with the Crimean peninsula by a bridge

The Crimean Bridge traffic opening is an important event, according to most of Russians.

MOSCOW, May 25, 2018. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the data of a study devoted to the opening of the Crimean Bridge.

The Crimean Bridge opening became resonant in Russia; almost every adult has heard of that (97% including 67% of those who searched for the information themselves). An overwhelming majority (92%) perceive this event positively.

Transport links between the Russian mainland and the Crimean peninsula are considered significant for 73% of respondents. They are opposed by 23% who say that only those who live in the Southern part of Russia will benefit from this car traffic. Generally, 96% of Russians recognize that the Crimean bridge opening is an important event; just 1% do not think so.  

Twenty-three percent of Russians might cross the Crimean Bridge by car within the next twelve months.

The VCIOM-Sputnik survey was conducted on May 20-21, 2018. The survey involved 2,000 Russians aged 18 and over, and was carried out using stratified dual-frame random sample based on a complete list of landline and mobile phone numbers operating in Russia. The data were weighted according to selection probability and social and demographic characteristics. The margin of error at a 95% confidence level does not exceed 2.2%. In addition to sampling error, minor changes in question wording and different circumstances arising during the fieldwork can introduce bias into the survey.

 

On May 16th, the Crimean Bridge linking the Russian mainland with the Crimean peninsula was opened.  Do you know/have you heard something/ do you hear for the first time about that? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of all respondents)
  Total respondents Aged 18-24 Aged 25-34 Aged 35-44 Aged 45-59 60 and over
Ys, I know; I followed it 67 46 47 63 75 87
I heard something but I was not followed it 30 46 48 34 24 12
I heard about that for the first time 3 8 5 3 1 1

 

How do you perceive the opening of the Crimean Bridge?  (closed-ended question, one answer, % of all respondents)
  Total respondents Moscow and St Petersburg Million cities 500-950,000 inhabitants 100–500, 000 inhabitants Less than 100,000 inhabitants Rural area
Definitely positively 69 76 61 69 72 68 67
Likely positively   23 14 26 23 24 25 24
Indifferent 6 7 11 8 3 5 7
Likely negatively   1 1 1 0 1 1 1
Definitely negatively   0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Don’t know 1 1 1 0 0 1 1

 

In your opinion, is the Crimean Bridge opening …? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of all respondents)
  Total respondents Aged 18-24 Aged 25-34 Aged 35-44 Aged 45-59 60 and over
…an important event for Russia and its citizens in general 73 56 60 74 77 86
…an important event only for people living in the south of Russia, residents of Krasnodar krai and the Crimean peninsula   23 35 35 22 20 12
Unimportant event 1 4 2 0 1 0
Don’t know 3 5 3 4 2 2

 

The Crimean Bridge has been opened for regular traffic. Do you plan to have a trip across the Crimean bridge by car within the next twelve months? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of all respondents)
Total respondents Those who assess their financial income as very good or good   Those who assess their financial income as average Those who assess their financial income as bad or very bad
Likely yes 23 33 23 16
Likely no 74 64 74 81
Don’t know 3 3 3 3
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