Political Views of the Youth: Loyalty or Protest?

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The article analyzes the state of mass political consciousness of Russian youth based on the results of the study conducted in the spring of 2019 in four regions of the Russian Federation: Altai Kray, Leningrad and Novosibirsk Regions, and St. Petersburg. As a result of the analysis, the authors were able to identify several groups of young people that significantly differ in their attitudes regarding their potential political activity and the methods they actually use to realize the interests of their socio-demographic group, as well as trust in political and social institutions. Young people are differentiated into 8 groups according to the dominant type of political behavior and into 4 groups according to their level of institutional trust.


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Olga V. Popova

Saint-Petersburg State University

Author for correspondence.
Email: o.popova@spbu.ru
Universitetskaya nab., 7/9, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, 199034

Doctor of Political Sciences, Full Professor, Head of the Department of Political Institutes and Applied Political Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University

Oleg V. Lagutin

Saint-Petersburg State University

Email: o.lagutin@spbu.ru
Universitetskaya nab., 7/9, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, 199034

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Institutions and Applied Political Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University

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