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How Russians learned about the Chernobyl catastrophe 2019

Poll: how did the Russian population learn about the Chernobyl catastrophe at its moment of occurrence?

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In cooperation with
Levada Center
Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

June 27 to July 4, 2019

Number of respondents

1,608 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents from 137 localities in 50 regions of Russia

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The participants had to answer the following question:"On April 26, 1986, there was an explosion at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. How did you learn about this accident?"
Respondents could choose several options from the list of presented answers.
** The share of respondents was less than one percent.

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