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Survey Ranks Russia as World's 2nd Most Traditional Country

The IPSOS survey found a majority of Russians still believe a woman's main task is to take care of her husband and children.

Russia is the second-most traditional country in the world, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The IPSOS MORI Global Trends Survey found that 79 percent of men and 67 percent of women believe the woman's role in society lies in her domestic responsibilities toward her husband and children. Notably, the Russian results were based on answers supplied by only 500 respondents.

In contrast to Russia, only 9 percent of Swedes and 11 percent of Spaniards agree that a woman's social role is tied to domestic responsibilities, according to the poll.

Among the 20 countries surveyed, China was considered the most traditional, followed by Russia in second place, and Britain in third. The country also ranked among the lowest in terms of social acceptability of women in high-level positions in government or business. Only 38 percent of respondents agreed that "things would work better" if more women held positions with responsibilities in these fields.

The survey was conducted among 16,039 individuals across 20 countries in September 2013. No margin of error was provided.

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