To date, 85% of Russians polled by the Public Opinion Foundation consider themselves patriots, while in December 2006 this number was 57%.
11% fell on those who do not consider themselves patriots (in 2006, 30% said so). 58% are sure that the majority of Russians are patriotic, 22% believe that half of the citizens in Russia are patriots. 65% of respondents believe that citizens who do not know the history of their country cannot be called patriots, 30% hold the opposite opinion.
At the beginning of last month, the FOM published the results of another poll, according to which 78% of Russians expressed confidence in the country's president, Vladimir Putin. Also, a third of Russian citizens feel pride in the country at the mention of the Great Patriotic War.
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