One in five citizens considers using tortures permissible in the Russian Federation. This is evidenced by a survey of the Levada Center of the Russian Federation.

66% of Russians believe that torture is unacceptable under any circumstances.

20% of Russian citizens surveyed believe that torture is permissible. 11% of them think that people can be tortured only in exceptional cases, when it can save other people’s lives, 9% of these people assert that it is possible to torture those who have committed a serious violent crime.

The survey was conducted on a representative all-Russian sample of urban and rural population, covering 1636 people aged 18 years and older in 137 settlements, 50 subjects of the Russian Federation. The statistical error in the sample of 1,600 people does not exceed 3.4%.