The experts of the Rabota.ru job search service conducted a study and found out how the residents of Russia relate to gender holidays, and what they know about their origin.
The results of the study showed that 52 per cent of Russian residents positively assess Defender of the Fatherland Day, 5 per cent of respondents have a negative attitude to the holiday, 6 per cent of men and 4 per cent of women consider it a relic of the past, and also 42 per cent indicated a neutral attitude towards the holiday.
According to the results of the survey, Russians like International Women’s Day a little more than Defender’s Day (61 per cent of the country’s residents take the holiday positively). Among men, there are more respondents with a positive attitude towards women’s day (67 per cent versus 56 per cent of women). Also, 5 per cent of respondents have a negative attitude towards Women’s Day.
In addition, it turned out that the majority of respondents (77 per cent) remember only the modern name of February 23, and the earlier name of the holiday, the Day of the Soviet Army and Navy, is remembered by 15 per cent of respondents. Moreover, women remember the modern name better (84 per cent versus 70 per cent of men), while the Soviet name is remembered better by men (21 per cent versus 10 per cent of women).
As for Women’s Day, slightly less than half of the respondents (48 per cent) know that on this day German activist, Clara Zetkin, called on women to fight for their rights. In particular, women are better informed about the origin of the holiday (52 per cent versus 44 per cent of men).