According to the survey conducted by SPSU using a representative country sample, more respondents (39.7%) consider justice to be a way of distribution of spiritual and material wealth “according to labor”. About a quarter of respondents (23.2%) believe justice is a way of wealth distribution “according to merit”. Thus, about two-thirds of Russians believe justice is a way of wealth distribution according to the work done.
Other popular answers were a way of wealth distribution “according to abilities” (10,1%) and “according to law” (8,8%). The differences in opinion between men and women are not significant. The older the respondent, the more he/she is inclined to connect justice with wealth distribution “according to labor”: only 32,9% of respondents 18-29 years old and 46,3% of those aged 60 and above shared such an opinion.
Only 4,2% of respondents agree with a principle to share wealth equally by all. One can notice an apparent influence of age cohorts on the popularity of this answer. Compared to older respondents, more respondents (5,7%) from the youngest cohort agree with this way of wealth distribution.
Question: “Justice is a way of distribution of spiritual and material wealth according to…” (closed question, one answer), %
|Варианты ответов||Все опрошенные, %|
|equally by all||4,2|
|connections, acquaintances, relationships||1,0|
|title, position held||0,9|
|refused to answer||5,4|