The percentage of those who positively treat Mikhail Khodorkovsky among the young people is higher than of those who feel an aversion for him (12% and 10% respectively), while the number of the elder people who treat him positively is 8 times less, the ratio being 5% and 40%.
At the end of the first week of pronouncing the sentence on the Khodorkovsky case, 28% of the participants in the poll said that they followed the trial, and 61% that they did not. In Moscow, 46% of the polled paid attention to the trial, 51% did not.
The Russians, who have their own opinion with regard to the objectivity of the Khodorkovsky trial divided into practically equal parts: 19% percent believe that the trial is objective, 18% - not objective (others could not express their opinion). The Muscovites mostly share the second opinion: 20% of the respondents believe in the objectivity of the Meshchansky Court and 30% do not.
The poll was conducted in 100 towns and villages in 44 regions, territories and republics of Russia among 1,500 respondents by a method of interviews in the place of their residence. Additionally, 600 inhabitants of Moscow were polled. A statistical error does not top 3.6%.
The pronouncement of the sentence on the Khodorkovsky case started on Monday, May 16. The Prosecutor General's Office accuses Mr. Khodorkovsky of the theft of property of great value, inflicting a property damage on the owners through fraud, massive corporate and personal tax evasion and misappropriation of property.