Opinion of Russians on who built the Berlin Wall in 2019

Nearly one quarter of respondents in Russia were of the opinion that the Berlin Wall was constructed by East Germany and the Soviet Union, according to results of the survey conducted in November 2019. Other popular responses were that the wall separating West Berlin from East Germany was built by German people themselves, by the United States, England, or the Federal Republic of Germany, or that it was in the interest of both sides of the divided country. As of 2019, 93 percent of Russians heard about the Berlin Wall.

In your opinion, who built the Berlin Wall?*

Share of respondents
USSR, "ours," East Germany, GDR, Russia and Germany24%
Germany (von Bismarck), people, residents of Berlin, Germans themselves6%
United States, England, capitalists of West Germany, Federal Republic of Germany6%
It was a mutual process, authorities and government from both sides6%
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

November 3, 2019

Number of respondents

1,600 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* An open question; respondents could submit up to three answers. Most popular answers are presented in the statistic.

With a probability of 95 percent, the margin of error does not exceed 2.5 percent.

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