Official pole claims many Russians view Putin as an authority on morality

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Results of a Russian opinion pole released this week claims that over a third of Russians view President Vladimir Putin as a high authority of morality.

The pole, run by the state’s Public Opinion Foundation, asked individuals from across Russia if they consider any celebrities to be ‘moral authorities’. 36% of the participants asked stated that they view Putin as a leading moral authority in Russia.

Around one third of those surveyed said that they consider no celebrities to be a standard of authority, with two thirds naming at least one famous individual whose views they admire.

The results, released this Wednesday, reflect the high level of support that Putin receives from many Russians. As a leader Vladimir Putin has proven himself to be very popular among Russia’s conservative and religious communities for his stance on issues such as homosexuality, religion and the role of military in Russia.

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