THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Volunteering in the Russian Federation: the views and preferences of the public

2014. №1, pp. 285-288

Kipkeeva Gulnara A. - Graduate student, North-Caucasian State Humanities and Technology Academy, 36 Stavropolskaya st., Cherkessk, 369000, Russian Federation

In this article, the author refers to the actual problem - volunteering. Indicated on the priority position popularize the idea of volunteerism among young people. The author analyzes the perception of Russians volunteering non-profit organizations. The statistical material of polls by FOM, VCIOM, Levada Center is given. The paper classifies the population of Russia in terms of social activism on the bases of survey conducted in 43 regions of Russia: "real activity", "virtual activity" and "lack of public activity." The characteristics of each group are given. The causes of low level of dobrovlchestva in modern Russia are analyzed.

Key words: гражданское общество, некоммерческие организации, волонтерство, общественное мнение, civil society, non-profit organizations, volunteering, public opinion