More and more Russians believe that difficult times for the economy ahead

More and more Russians believe that difficult times for the economy ahead


The share of Russians who believe that “hard times are behind”, according to the poll, is reduced. However, more than half of respondents (57%) view the situation specifically in their lives as normal.

MOSCOW, 20 Oct. About half of Russians (48%) believe that the most difficult times for the Russian economy has not yet come is 8% more respondents than in July, according to a survey published by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) on Tuesday.

“Negative growth is observed on the background of decreasing share of those who believe that “hard times are behind” (from July to September and from 27% to 19%) and growth in the share of those who believe that the worst is yet to come (from 40% to 48%),” reads the study.

As noted, the share of positive ratings from may to September decreased from 85% to 77%. According to researchers, is lower than the average for the sample, the situation in the country is appreciated by the respondents not approving work of the President, supporters of non-parliamentary parties.

Over half of respondents (57%) view the situation specifically in their lives as normal, 4% of respondents said that they have, in General, everything is fine.

The poll was conducted September 26-27, among 1.6 thousand people in 130 settlements of Russia. The statistical error does not exceed 3.5%.