Vast majority of Russians welcome Crimea decision, poll shows
Edited time: March 18, 2014 05:53
Over 90 percent of Russians approve of Crimea becoming a part of the Russian Federation, a poll has revealed as Crimeans voted for integration in Sunday’s referendum.
Only 5 percent of Russians oppose the Autonomous Republic of Crimea joining Russia, while 91.4 percent of respondents said they welcome the idea, according to a joint poll by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) and Public Opinion Fund (FOM). Both in Moscow and in the northern capital – St Petersburg – the idea is favored by 89 percent of citizens.
Meanwhile, 86 percent of respondents already consider Crimea – home to an ethnic Russian majority – a part of Russia.