The Russians believe the economic situation the main problem in the country

The Russians believe the economic situation the main problem in the country


Russians are concerned about inflation and low standard of living, almost every tenth worried about unemployment, health problems and low pensions, according to the results of the poll.

MOSCOW, 29 Oct. The main problem in the country today, according to the Russians, is the question of the economy, according to a poll by the Russian center for public opinion research (VTSIOM).

“In the first place, the economy (if the answer to the question without being told it was called the main problem subject of 17% of respondents). It can be noted that the urgency of this issue today is lower than at the beginning of the year (23% in January), but higher than a year ago (by 10% in October 2014). This is followed by inflation — 15% (in October 2014 — 19%) and low level of life — 15% (in October, 2014 — 14%)”, — reported in the release of the polls.

Almost every tenth concerned about unemployment (9%) — from the beginning, the importance of the topic remained on average at 10%. Also in this context, noted social policy (8%), health (8%), low pensions (7%), corruption and bureaucracy (5%).

In addition, the pollsters noted that in October the top twenty problems in the country, first came the question of peace (the reluctance of war), military action in Syria and the political situation in the country — these answers can be recorded in 4%, 2% and 2% respectively.

Sociologists have found that from September to October in 2 times decreased the share of those who considers as the main problems of the country’s foreign policy: from 10% to 5% (in January-February this proportion was 14%). With the beginning of the year also declined significantly concern about military action in Ukraine (from 6% in January-February up to 1% in October). The fall of the ruble in the number of important public issues today is called the 2% of our citizens (in the past six months, this percentage ranges from 1-3%).

The poll was conducted October 17-18, among 1.6 thousand people in 130 populated localities in 46 regions, territories and republics of Russia. The statistical error does not exceed 3.5%.