Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pessimism and politics

What does pessimism like that reported in Russia have to do with government, rule of law, politics, efficacy (internal and external), and legitimacy?

Half of Russians Think ‘Hardest Times’ Ahead – Poll

From Moscow Times, 12 January 2016

More than half of Russians – 52 percent – believe that the “hardest times” for the country are yet to come, a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM revealed on Tuesday.

It is the highest percentage of people that are pessimistic about Russia’s future since 2009, when 30 percent claimed the hardest times were still to be lived through, according to the pollster…

Thirteen percent told VTsIOM that state of affairs in Russia was “excellent” or “good” right now, while 62 percent said it was “normal” and 22 percent believed it was “bad” or “awful,” the poll showed…

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