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Working paper

Electoral Choices and Basic Values of Russians

This  research  assesses  which  values  were  related  to  the  voting  results  of  the  Russian  presidential  election  in  March  2012.  This  empirical  study  was  based  on  the  results  of  a  representative poll conducted in two federal districts of Russia (N=2058), which was held shortly  after  the elections.  Participants were given Schwartz’s values questionnaire and were asked which  of  the  five  Russian  presidency  candidates  they  voted  for.  Empirical  analysis  showed  that  the  respondents’  values  were  related  to  their  political  preferences.  The  study  showed  that  the  conservation–openness  to  change  values  were  related  to  participants’  voting  choices.  The  conservation values were related to four of the five candidates, which  suggest  an absence of  key differences in the values represented by these politicians.