The Russian team matches evoked pride, joy and respect from Russians.
MOSCOW, July 12, 2018. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the data of a survey devoted to the 2018 World Cup held in Russia from June 14th through July 15th 2018.
Most of Russians (70%) watch the 2018 World Cup; 41% of them watch only the matches involving the Russian team.
More than half of Russians (55%) go on watching the football broadcasts. At the same time, 38% are not going to follow the championship.
Russians felt pride (47%), joy (36%) and respect (35%) when watching the Russian team playing at the World Cup. A further 28% express hope; 21% admiration.
Eight percent of respondents were disappointed with the performance of the Russian team; 5% felt sadness; only 1% felt ashamed.
The percentage of respondents who are going to watch the finals on July 15th is 63%: 61% will follow the game at home or at work; 1% in a café or a bar, 1% at the fan zone or at the stadium in Moscow. According to 23% of respondents, France will be the champion. A further 16% say that the winner will be Croatia.
The VCIOM-Sputnik survey was conducted on July 10, 2018, and involved 1,600 Russians aged 18 and over. The survey was telephone-based and 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 2.5%. In addition to sampling error, minor changes in question wording and different circumstances arising during the fieldwork can introduce bias into the survey.
|Do you watch the 2018 World Cup broadcasts?* (closed-ended question, one answer, % of total respondents)|
|May 31, June 2, 2018||June 16, 2018||June 20, 2018||June 26, 2018||July 2, 2018||July 4, 2018||July 8, 2018||July 10, 2018|
|I only watch those matches involving the Russian team||32||35||40||35||41||38||39||41|
|I do not follow the championship||37||29||35||34||26||29||25||26|
|I did not know the World Cup is taking place I did not think of it||6||3||0||0||1||1||0||0|
*In late May-early June 2018 the question wording was “Are you going to watch the 2018 World Cup?”
|Will you watch the 2018 World Cup broadcasts or not? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of total respondents)|
|Yes, I will||55|
|No, I won’t||38|
|I did not think of it||5|
|What did you feel when watching the Russian football team playing at the World Cup? (closed-ended question, not more than 5 answers, % of total respondents)|
|Indifference, no feelings||10|
|Will you watch the 2018 World Cup finals on July 15th, or not? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of total respondents)|
|I will watch the broadcast at home/at work/ at friends’ house||61|
|I will watch the broadcast in a café/bar||1|
|I will watch the broadcast at a fan zone||1|
|I will watch the broadcast at the Moscow stadium||0,2|
|I will not watch the finals||31.8|
|In your opinion, what country will win the 2018 World CUP? (closed-ended question, one answer % of total respondents)|
|July 8, 2018||July 10, 2018|
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