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The survey showed Russians ' attitudes toward GMOs

Every fifth Russian believes genetically modified food (containing genetically modified organisms, GMOs) are harmless to humans, evidenced by the poll.

According to 66% of Russians, genetically modified foods are dangerous to health, but from the public hide this information. This files most often talked about that people in the age group from 45 to 59 years (77%). Also, every fifth Respondent believes that GMOs do not cause any harm (20%), often this position is shared by the youth (18-24 years — 41%).

In addition, 72% of respondents said vaccination is effective in the prevention of diseases. Most believe in the vaccination of people with secondary or higher education (78%). According to VTSIOM, only 21% of respondents believe vaccinations are worthless or harmful.

Also 78% of respondents believe HIV is a dangerous disease that poses a risk to life, and which cannot be completely cured. Closest to this point of view, young people aged 18-24 years (88%), 25-34 years (86%) and 35-44 years (82%).

The initiative Russian opinion "polls-Sputnik" held on 6 July. The survey polled 1,600 Russians aged 18 years. Method of research — telephone interview. The sample extracted from the complete list of phone numbers involved in the territory of the Russian Federation. Data weighted for probability of selection and socio-demographic parameters. For a given sample size the maximum error with 95% probability does not exceed 2.5%. In addition to sampling errors, bias in survey data can make the wording of questions and different circumstances that arise in the course of field work.