Izvestiya of Saratov University.

Sociology. Politology

ISSN 1818-9601 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8998 (Online)

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Information Preferences, Current Problems’ Evaluation, and Attitude to the Government of the Provincial Constituents in Anticipation of the Federal Parliamentary Elections (Analysis of the Massive Social Surveys and Focus-group Investigations’ Results)

Danilov M. V., Saratov State University
Kazakov Alexander A., Saratov State University
Poponov Denis V., Saratov State University
Nazarov N. O., ANO "Center for Regional Political Studies"
Sergeev S. G., Povolzhsky Institute of Management named after PA Stolypin - branch of the Russian Academy of Science and Engineering under the President of the Russian Federation, Saratov

The authors analyze the results of the massive social surveys and focus-group investigations conducted in November–December, 2015 in municipal districts of Saratov region which are the parts of Saratov district constituency. People’s informational preferences, their attitude to the government, politicians, and elections were probed. Specific recommendations on elaborating electoral strategies in the run-up to the State Duma elections have been formulated.