of Russians are not willing to give up on any of the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them by the Constitution.
This became clear from responses to the question: ‘There is an opinion that in the interest of our country’s security, some of our citizens’ rights and freedoms should be restricted. In your opinion, which rights and freedoms should be restricted in our country?’ 22% of respondents found it difficult to answer this question.
Russians are more willing to sacrifice rights that are not as meaningful to them, such as freedom of assembly, protest and demonstration (8%), the right to freedom of movement throughout the country (7%) and the right to information (5%).
These results were obtained in a nationwide survey of 1,500 Russians over 18 years of age as part of a Monitoring the Status of Civil Society study conducted by the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector in 2014. The results of the study, which was supported by the HSE Basic Research Programme, will be published in the sixth issue of an informational newsletter on the development of civil society and the non-profit sector in Russia.