Like a year ago, the Russians do not expect a quick end to the crisis in the country. While most citizens believe that next year the situation will be similar as it is now. The share of Russians who speak about the country’s economic crisis, decreased in the current year but pending the strengthening of the crisis is still somewhat more of those who believe in the positive.

These are the results of poll of Fund “Public opinion” (FOM), conducted in early October among 1,500 respondents 18 years and older in 53 subjects of the Russian Federation.

Responding to a question about whether there is now in Russia, economic crisis or no crisis, of a crisis was declared by 71% of respondents, the lack of – 18.

In late November of last year such responses were given 72% and 12% respectively. In January 2015 the existence of a crisis was noticed 62% of Russians, in his absence were assured 20%.

As to the conclusion of the crisis, respondents are not too optimistic.

That a year later, the crisis will be stronger than now, said 16% of respondents (20% last August and 14% in March). At the end of the crisis expect only 3% of respondents (in August and March – 4%). A quarter of Russians believe that the situation radically will not change, and the crisis will be about the same (26%).

As the main signs of the crisis, the Russians called the inflation, the growth of prices, tariffs (32%), decrease of people’s living standards, their income, delay reduction benefits (29%), unemployment, reduction in work (13%), weak development of industry, agriculture, the decline in the economy as a whole (7%) and bad government policies (2%).



FOM: the Russians still do not expect a quick end to the crisis 11.10.2016

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