One third of Russians (32 percent) believe that the sun - a satellite. These are the results of opinion poll conducted by the Day of Russian Science (February 8). Full results of the survey are shown in the center of the site.
Compared with 2007, the number of Russians who believe that the sun revolves around our planet has increased - the last time a response was given by 28 percent of respondents. Knowledge of most inhabitants of the planet Earth from the Russian stronger - only 8 percent believe that the center of the planet is not hot.
It turned out to be a difficult moment for the Russians radiation - 11 percent of the population of the Russian Federation believe that radioactive milk is harmless after boiling, and 55 percent believe that all of the radioactivity in the world people have created. On the question of whether it was true that the oxygen on Earth comes from the plant, agreed to answer 78 percent of Russians. In 2007, it was sure 83 per cent of the Russian Federation.
Compared with 2007, it increased the number of those who believe that electrons are smaller than atoms (52 percent vs. 48 percent). More and become those who believe that antibiotics are equally effective against both bacteria and against viruses (in 2007 thought so 45 percent of the population of the Russian Federation, and in 2011 - 46 percent). With yet another affirmation of the field of biology - that a child's sex is determined by the genes of the mother - have agreed to 20 percent of Russians (last time agreed to answer 25 per cent).
Almost unchanged number of people who believe that humans and dinosaurs appeared on Earth at the same time - 29 percent in 2011 vs. 30 percent in 2007 remained unchanged proportion of Russians who believe that man evolved from other species - it is 61 percent. With the approval of the constant movement of continents agree 71 percent of Russians (in 2007 - 72 percent).
Still remained a mystery nature laser for 26 percent of Russians are sure that it works by focusing sound waves. Slightly less than half of the respondents were unable to answer this question. Finally, in the four years that have passed since the previous survey, from 14 to 20 percent increase in the number of Russians who believe that a complete revolution around the Sun, the Earth makes in a month.
Opinion poll was held from 29 to 30 January 2011. In the survey, employees know the opinion of the Fund 1, 6 thousand people in 138 villages in 46 regions and republics of Russia.
Such errors are typical not only for the Russians - here you can read how to imagine the world of the inhabitants of other countries.