14 Jan 2019 13:01

Almost 60% of Russians say current govt can't deal with rising prices, falling incomes - poll

MOSCOW. Jan 14 (Interfax) - The current Russian government is criticized above all for rising prices, falling incomes, and unemployment, according to the Levada Analytical Center.

Fifty-seven percent of the respondents polled by Levada said that the government is unable to cope with growing prices and falling incomes, 46% said the government cannot provide jobs, and43% said it neglects social security.

Over a third (36%) said the government cannot deal with the economic crisis, and 30% said the government has no structured plan of economic development.

Only 7% of respondents said they were satisfied with the government's performance.

Fifty-three percent want to replace the current government, while 40% do not, according to Levada.

It polled 1,600 respondents older than 18 in 136 populated localities in 52 territories on December 13-19, 2018.