Features of the elektorate of the leading political partiescontemporary Russia

Author(s):  S.O. Lebedeva, Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute, Volzhsky, Russia, Lebedeva.vlz@mail.ru

I.U. Lyasina, National Research University «Moscow Power Engineering Institute», Volzhsky, Russia, Irina-lyasina@mail.ru

R.V. Sokolov , Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute, Volzhsky, Russia, Jacobson_r@mail.ru

Issue:  Volume 37, №1

Rubric:  Topical issues of political science

Annotation:  The article is devoted to the comparative analysis of features of electoral cohorts leading contemporary Russian political parties participating in the elections of deputies of the Volgograd Regional Duma (the city of the Volzhsky) based on the results of a sociological study conducted by the Interuniversity research group VF MEI and VPI (branch) VSTU in August 2014 by a face-to-face formalized interviews. The analysis suggests that statistically significant differences electoral cohorts United Russia, Fair Russia, the Communist Party and the Liberal Democratic Party are available to identify based on the analysis of sociodemographic indicators, and indicators of social well-being and electoral activity.

Keywords:  political parties, elections, the electorate, social well-being, the preferences of voters, electoral cohort, the social portrait of the electorate

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