Of the 76 percent in favor of upping the age limit, the most likely to voice their support were senior citizens or people “approaching pension age” (80-81 percent of them approved of the idea), residents of mid-sized cities (82 percent) and those who identified themselves as having average or below-average family income (77-78 percent), VTsIOM said on its website. Women were more likely to support the measure than men, with 81 percent in favor versus 70 percent.
About one-fifth of respondents (21 percent) said they were skeptical about the proposed change, VTsIOM said.
The poll, commissioned by the federal Sober Russia project, was conducted March 23-24 among 1,600 people in 42 Russian regions. VTsIOM gave the maximum margin of error as 3.4 percent.