Moscow. June 6. In the last three months the decline in social moods of Russians has stopped. The country is gradually adapting to new economic realities, it follows from the opinion polls.
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Social sentiment index for the third month in a row is around 71 p. (in the range of values from -100 to 100). If a year or two ago the figure was higher (82 and 78 p. p.), in earlier years – lower than the current. The answers “good” or “excellent” today, give 28%, “bad” or “awful” – 13% of respondents.
The index of social attitudes regarding the situation in the country in may was somewhat weaker (from 51 to 47). During the year there was a significant reduction (in June, 2015 the index was 72.). The percentage of positive ratings in may was 71% (assess the situation “excellent”/”good”/”normal”), negative – 24% (the responses “bad”/”everything is terrible”).
Since March of this year recorded positive dynamics of the index of social expectations: by may plus 12 points. However, in the same periods of previous years, the expectations of Russians about the future were more optimistic.
And in June 2014 – close to the historical maximum (index -3), with a possible minimum of -100 and a maximum of 100 p. one in four (23%) of respondents believes that the most difficult times we are experiencing now, and every second (48%) – that they are still ahead.