Russians associate family mostly with love

2018-10-22

21,4% of the respondents who participated in the poll claimed this. For 11,4% of the respondents family is associated with children. 9,5% mentioned that this expression means "house" for them. Remarkably, the answers "spouses" was given only by 6,3% of the respondents. The same number said that they associate family with unity. (see Picture 1).

Picture 1. What does “a family” means to you?

What does a family means to you

Beyond the five most popular definitions are such answers as “kindred” (4,8%), “parents”, “taking care of” and “mutual intelligibility” (4%), and “social unit” – only 3,2% recalled this once-popular definition. Only 2,4% associate family with support. Besides, more than 20% of the respondents gave different answers which are within a statistical error – they were consolidated in the category “Other”.

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*The poll surveyed 1500 people aged from 18 and older, residing in all types of cities in all federal districts. The sample represents the adult population of Russia. 

Romir is the largest Russian private holding specializing in marketing, media and socio-economic surveys. The company has its own large regional network in Russia and countries of former Soviet Union. Romir is an exclusive representative of Gallup International, the international research association, in Russia and CIS countries with the research geography over 50 countries.