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A third of Russians (35%) agreed with the statement that the Sun revolves around the Earth. This is evidenced by the data of the VTsIOM poll.
In recent years, the number of such Russians has increased – for example, in 2007, 28% of respondents agreed that the Sun revolves around the Earth, in 2011 – 32%.
At the same time, VTsIOM notes, the number of Russians who believe in other delusions is decreasing over time. So, only 7% believe that radioactive milk will be safe after boiling (in 2007, 14% answered this way, in 2011 – 11%). 21% of respondents agree that the first people lived simultaneously with dinosaurs (in 2007 – 30%, in 2011 – 28%).
With the fact that foods with GMOs can cause cancer, 44% of respondents agreed in a new survey. In 2014, this view was shared by two-thirds (67%) of Russians.