The sun revolves around the Earth – more than a third of Russians are sure of this

Every third inhabitant of the Russian Federation agrees with the thesis that the Sun revolves around the Earth. This is evidenced by the results survey pro-government All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research (VCIOM).

At the same time, the authors of the survey note, the number of Russians adhering to this point of view is growing: in 2007 there were 28% of such people, in 2011 – 32%. In 2022, the number of respondents who share this opinion has increased to 35%.

Other “asterisk questions” proposed by the WGDC ​​included questions about dinosaurs, radioactive milk, and GMO foods.

7% of Russians are still confident that radioactive milk will be safer after boiling, 21% of respondents are convinced that primitive people lived at the same time as dinosaurs, and 44% believe that GMO foods cause cancer.

However, according to sociologists, unlike supporters of the geocentric system, the number of those who believe in the neighborhood of people with dinosaurs and cancer due to the use of GMOs has decreased compared to previous polls.

Despite the habit of distorting the results in favor of the authorities and embellishing reality, sociologists have recognized that a significant number of Russians are still in the thrall of an erroneous vision of the world.

Sociologists recorded the lowest level of education in the generation of 60+ years – 33%. 43% of them watch TV, 32% live in rural areas and have no higher than secondary education (up to 55%).

At the same time, 61% of those demonstrating a high level of education are young people aged 18-24. Almost half of them are active Internet users and live in Moscow or St. Petersburg (51%).

As reported, according to official data released in June in the Russian Federation poll, since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s rating has grown by 12%: ineight out of ten Russians, 83%, approve of the activities of the Kremlin dictator.

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