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Stalin's Appeal Surging Among Russians, Opinion Poll Suggests

April 16, 2019           |                                       

Respect among Russians for Josef Stalin rose sharply in the past year and hit its highest levels since at least 2001, according to an opinion poll that could fuel concern that President Vladimir Putin’s government is rehabilitating the Soviet dictator blamed for the deaths of millions of his own country’s citizens. A total of 70 […]

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So Far, Zelenskiy Is High On Charisma And Light On Policy. Do Ukrainians Care?

April 8, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — By just about any measure, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been heavy on charisma and light on specifics. Meanwhile, a glance at the only measure that really counts — his first-place tally in last month’s first round of the Ukrainian presidential election — makes it hard to argue that the voters don’t like what they […]

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Poll: Growing Number Of Russians Believe Country 'On The Wrong Course'

February 1, 2019           |                                       

A new opinion poll shows more Russia believe their country is moving in the wrong rather than the right direction, a first since 2006. The poll by the independent Levada Center found 45 percent of those polled believe the country is “on the wrong course,” compared with 42 percent who approve of the country’s direction. […]

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Gene-Edit to Make Babies Smarter, Faster, Taller? Most Americans Say No.

December 29, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases—but a new poll finds they’d draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller. A month after startling claims of the births of the world’s first gene-edited babies in China, […]

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Economists: Russia Faces Economic Downturn, Higher Inflation In 2019

December 27, 2018           |                                       

Russia faces an economic slowdown and higher inflation in 2019 due to the risk of new Western sanctions, a weaker currency, and a planned tax increase, a poll of economists and financial analysts conducted by the Reuters news agency shows. Gross domestic product is expected to increase by 1.4 percent next year after expanding by […]

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Now Arriving At Pushkin International Airport: Russians Choose New Names For Airports

December 4, 2018           |                                       

Russians participating in a nationwide online poll have chosen to rename Moscow’s gateway international airport after the beloved 19th-century poet Aleksandr Pushkin. Rossiya-1 TV announced on December 5 that a majority of participants chose to swap the airport’s current name Sheremyetovo for the poet whose writings have been adored and memorized by millions of Russians […]

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Latina Is Asked “Are You Sure You Are a U.S. Citizen?” at Texas Polling Place

October 31, 2018           |                                       

Latina Is Asked “Are You Sure You Are a U.S.… — ProPublica CloseCreative CommonsDonateEmailAdd EmailFacebookInstagramFacebook MessengerMobilePodcastPrintProPublica logoSearchSecureWhatsAppYouTube The voter, in Bee Cave, Texas, says poll workers did not ask the question of others. The Texas secretary of state’s office says poll workers are not instructed to ask about citizenship status. (The following article is in […]

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WASHINGTON — With just two weeks to go until the critical midterm elections, an overwhelming majority of Americans say the United States is greatly divided, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Few Americans believe those stark divisions will get better anytime soon. The newly released survey found that more than […]

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More Than One–Quarter Of Russians Ready To Protest: Levada Poll

August 1, 2018           |                                       

A new poll shows that more than one-quarter of Russians are ready to protest against the economic policies of President Vladimir Putin’s government — the highest number since Putin came to power in 2000. The poll, released on August 1 by the independent pollster Levada Center, showed that 28 percent of respondents said they would […]

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Most Russians Unhappy That Medvedev Remains PM

June 4, 2018           |                                       

A new survey shows that a majority of Russians are unhappy that President Vladimir Putin’s “tandem” partner, Dmitry Medvedev, has been appointed to a new term as prime minister. In a poll conducted in May, independent pollster Levada Center found that 51 percent of those surveyed fully or partially disapprove of Medvedev’s appointment, while 41 […]

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