Levada Centre evaluates levels of community engagement

Levada Centre evaluates levels of community engagement

According to the Levada Centre (registered as a foreign agent), the most popular activity among Russians is supporting those in need.


The Levada Centre (an independent not-for-profit organisation) has released the results of a country-wide survey on community engagement.

The survey results show that the most widespread form of community engagement for Russians is voluntary support to people from deprived backgrounds or victims of natural disasters. A total of 44 per cent of those polled said they supported others in this way.

Slightly fewer people (30 per cent) reported that they took part in educational activities. 26 per cent of respondents said they made charitable donations, while 16 per cent worked jointly with others to defend their rights or resolve shared problems.

Middle-aged respondents typically said they supported others and donated to charity. However, 22 per cent of 18-to-24-year-olds recorded that they had volunteered within the last year.

The Centre’s figures revealed a slight decline in community engagement over the year. Compared to the previous 12 months, fewer respondents had started supplementary education courses, or complained or made an enquiry to government bodies.

The survey was conducted between 23 and 29 June 2022 using a representative sample from across Russia’s urban and rural communities. It polled 1,628 people aged 18 and over from 137 population centres in 50 constituent parts of the Russian Federation.

Source: https://www.asi.org.ru/news/2022/07/12/levada-czentr-oczenil-masshtab-grazhdanskoj-aktivnosti/


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