Approval of change to Democracy and Capitalism in eastern Europe 1991 and 2011

This survey shows the approval of change to Democracy and Capitalism in selected countries in eastern Europe in 1991 and 2011. In 1991, 61 percent of russian respondents approved of the change to a multiparty system. Twenty years later, the percentage decreased to 50 percent.

Approval of change to Democracy and Capitalism in selected countries in eastern Europe 1991 and 2011

1991 2011
Approval of Democracy in Ukraine72%35%
Approval of Capitalism in Ukraine52%34%
Approval of Democracy in Lithuania75%52%
Approval of Capitalism in Lithuania76%45%
Approval of Democracy in Russia61%50%
Approval of Capitalism in Russia54%42%
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Source

Release date

December 2011

Region

Europe

Survey time period

1991 to 2011*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Survey results are based on national samples.
Lithuania: Date of survey: March 23, 2011 to April 7, 2011. Sample Size: 750.
Russia: Date of survey: March 21, 2011 to April 4, 2011. Sample Size: 1,000.
Ukraine: Date of survey: March 22, 2011 to April 7, 2011. Sample Size: 1,000.
During the survey, these questions were posed as follows: "After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we changed from a country where there was just one party to a country with a multiparty system. Overall, do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of this change" In 1991, the question asked "Overall, do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of efforts to establish a multiparty system in our country?
"Again thinking back to 1991, do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove that our country moved from having a state controlled economy to having a market economy? In 1991, the question asked "Overall, do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of efforts to establish a free market economy?

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