Attitude of Russians towards the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2019

Under 30 percent of respondents in Russia in 2019 had a rather positive attitude towards the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, compared to eight percent who were of the opposite opinion. Every tenth survey participant saw both advantages and disadvantages in the reunification of Germany. As for the meaning of this historical event for interests of Russia, the society was mostly confused whether it benefitted their country or did more harm than good.

What was your reaction towards the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989?*

Share of respondents
Rather positive28%
I do not remember27%
Difficult to answer / I was not born yet16%
I did not have time to fully analyze the situation at that time11%
There were both negative and positive sides in the German reunification10%
Rather negative8%
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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

* The original question was worded by the source as follows: "In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, and the reunification of Germany took place. How did you react to it at that time?" Respondents could choose only one answer.

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

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