MOSCOW, March 19 (RIA Novosti) – Over 80 percent of Russians identify themselves as patriots, according to survey results published Monday by a state-backed pollster.
The proportion was higher in large cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg (84 percent) and among the highly-educated (84 percent), as compared to medium-sized cities (76 percent) and the less educated (67 percent).
Overall, the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center reported that 81 percent of respondents reported feeling patriotic for Russia.
The survey was conducted March 8 to 9 among 1,600 people across Russia. The margin of error was 3.4 percent.