“Foreign agents” and critical artists in the perception of the Russian population (Levada Center)
Random-sample questionnaire-based nationally representative polls conducted as omnibus surveys 2020-21
Version 1.0, published: Oct. 10, 2022Open Access
The Levada Center has been conducting omnibus surveys of the Russian population on a regular basis. This data collection includes questions about the attitude towards regime-critical actors among civil society, media and artists – mostly in relation to the “foreign agent”-legislation, from a total of five opinion polls conducted in late 2020 and late 2021.
The documentation of data collection documents the questions included in the dataset and provides information about the random-sample questionnaire-based nationally representative polls conducted as omnibus surveys. The original data files are in Russian, but the documentation lists all questions and answer options with an English translation.
Included in this data collection are the relevant questions from the Levada omnibus surveys copied into four files according to the topic covered. The SPSS files (.sav) are the original files provided by the Levada Center. They have been exported into Excel files. The content of the respective xlsx-files should be identical with the original sav-files. An overview of some selected results is included in the data collection as a separate file.