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Book chapter

How Russian citizens regard infringement of the law?

P. 189-198.

According to the information from the 15th round of RLMS (Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey) the existence of law and order and fair courts are very important for Russian citizens. At the same time the considerable majority of Russian citizens do not trust the Government of the Russian Federation, the State Duma, Courts, Police etc. Some Russian citizens even contemplate breaking the law. We have tried to estimate the influence of citizens’ socio-economics characteristics on the process of decision-making with the help of ordered logit and probit models. We have established that the higher citizen’s level of education the more law-abiding the citizen. Women are more law-abiding, than men. A person with subordinates tends to be more trusting of political institutions and is less inclined to break the law. With the growth of income citizens trust the political parties and police less and are more willing to break laws.