These data were distributed Thursday by Russian Public Opinion and Market Research (ROMIR Monitoring), an independent sociological service. The data were received during a regular all-Russian poll of 1,600 adult respondents held in 107 cities and rural populated localities.
The poll was carried out in mid-March after Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory at presidential elections, appointed the new prime minister, and the Russian government was almost formed.
Analysts say that such a large number of Russians expressed confidence that authoritarianism won't be established in the country despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of mandates were received by Mr. Putin's supporters - United Russia party faction members in the State Duma.
Some foreign media said all this will only lead Russia to authoritarian power. Only a third of all respondents share this opinion.