8 Dec 2023 20:02

One in every 3 Russians expects living standards to improve in coming year - poll

MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) - Thirty-four percent of Russians see reasons to expect an improvement in living conditions and quality of life in Russia in the coming year, according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM), published on its official website on Friday.

The percentage of such respondents among young people aged 18-30 is 39%, the poll shows.

The poll results show that 14%, or one in every seven Russians, expect living standards to get worse, and the most pessimistic respondents are aged 46-60 (18%).

According to FOM, 35% of respondents are certain that living conditions in the country will stay unchanged in this period, while the remaining 17% are undecided.

As for expectations of living conditions for themselves personally, according to the poll, 39% of respondents are certain that these conditions will improve in the coming year, and the most optimistic respondents are aged 18-30 (60%).

According to the study, 10% of respondents believe their life will be worse than it is now. Fourteen percent of respondents aged over 60 believe so.

According to FOM, 34% of respondents do not expect any changes for themselves personally, and the remaining 17% do not know what to expect.

The poll was conducted on November 24-26, 2023 and surveys 1,500 respondents aged 18 and up in 104 populated areas in 53 regions.