Opinion of Russians on why the Berlin Wall fell in 2019

The majority of Russians as of November 2019 considered the main reason why the Berlin Wall fell was the Soviet Union's political course change and weakening of its influence before the collapse of the country, as per 17 percent of survey participants. The second most popular answer was that the decision of Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) at the time, and the illiteracy of the Soviet government led to the fall.

In your opinion, what led to the fall of the Berlin Wall?*

Share of respondents
Change of the political course of the USSR, weakening of its influence / perestroika / dissolution of the USSR17%
Decision of Gorbachev / betrayal by Gorbachev / illiteracy of the USSR government13%
Discontent of residents of Germany / people's desire to unite11%
Warming of relations between countries / agreement between countries5%
Political changes in the world / politics / global political situation / external politics5%
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Russia

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.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Germany"

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.