A total of 94 percent have heard about the plane crash, which occurred above
Donetsk on July 17 and 99 percent in Moscow and St. Petersburg are aware of
it, sociologists said.
It emerged after the survey held on July 26-27 in 130 cities, towns
and villages in 42 Russian regions among 1,600 respondents that only 5 percent
heard about the tragedy for the first time.
As to the reasons behind the plane crash, 61 percent think a rocket stuck
the plane, 14 percent consider it to be a terrorist attack, 6 percent said accident,
3 percent to issues with the aircraft, 2 percent to a mistake by the crew, 1 percent to bad
weather, and 12 percent failed to respond, sociologists said.