VTsIOM: A quarter of Russians believe that the sun revolves around the Earth
According to VTsIOM (All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center), one in four Russians believe that the sun revolves around the Earth. About this disappointing statistics shared head Valery Fyodorov research center, in an interview with "Izvestiya".
Fedorov noted that social scientists for several years, ask this question to Russians. In this case, each time a significant part of the population demonstrates a complete ignorance of the basic principles of organization of the world and offers an "alternative view".
"This sotsiologistichesky fact that we have established, and then cross-checked and confirmed again," - said the head of the research center.
"According to the opinion poll, a quarter of Russians believe in something that is not the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Sun around the Earth," - he said.
Fedorov himself admits that startled response of the population of our country on this issue, and said that other data sotsiologisticheskie it is not so impressive.
It should be noted that in 2011, during the same survey 32 percent of respondents said that the star of our solar system revolves around the Earth. And there are
bestolo ... of the respondents was 28 percent in 2007.