The survey showed the attitude of Russians to vote in the elections via the Internet
More than half of Russians would agree to vote via the Internet in the elections if they had the opportunity, according to a survey by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).
According to the study, 53% of citizens would agree to vote via the Internet in the elections if they had the chance, 45% would not, 2% were undecided. Also 50% rather approve the possibility to vote remotely via the Internet, 44% rather disapprove, 6% undecided.
It is noted that if the next election will be formally invited to choose the method of voting, then 65% of the respondents prefer traditional – using a paper ballot, 30% - through the Internet, and 1% by mail, 2% respectively are still undecided or will not take part in it.
As indicated in the survey, of the benefits of electronic voting in comparison with other respondents most often noted the remoteness (28%), speed (16%), convenience (12%). However, 33% would not vote in elections through the Internet, because I admit that there may be deliberate manipulation or fraud, 20% do not believe in the technical reliability of the system, 16% do not know how to use a computer.
Clarifies that 32%, if I chose to vote via the Internet, it would have done it with a home computer, 26% - with the help of a special application in a mobile device, 21% - through a mobile device, go to the vote.
The initiative Russian opinion "polls-Satellite" jointly with the Center for political conjuncture, held on 9 July. In the survey participated 1.6 thousand of Russians aged 18 years. Method of research - telephone interview. For a given sample size the maximum error with 95% probability does not exceed 2.5%.