Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Civic Activism in Russia Varies Widely by Age, Levada Center Reports

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Oct. 13 – Offering assistance to those suffering from poverty or misfortune is the most common kind of civic activity by middle-aged Russians; voting is the most common one among those aged 55 or more, and visiting educational activities is the kind most widely practiced by those 18 to 24, a Levada Center survey finds.

            For all Russians, there has been a slight growth in the willingness to contribute to the destitute and those suffering from disasters, from 38 percent in 2018, to 45 percent this year, and there has also been a rise in contributions to other goals from 21 percent last year to 28 percent this, the Levada Center sociologists say (levada.ru/2021/10/13/grazhdanskaya-aktivnost-3/).

            Those who give alms through churches has declined slightly, while the share of Russians involved in volunteer work or religious life has remained more or less the same, the surveys show.


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