10 October 2016, Monday, 18:42

Russians consider low wages their main problem - VCIOM

 

UFA, 10 October 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Arina Rakhimkulova/. The Russian citizens identified their main problems. At the moment, they are concentrated mainly in the economic sphere. Such data are presented by the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM).

Low salaries (15 percent) and economic constraints (14 percent) are in the first place. The Top 5 also includes inflation and unemployment — 12 percent.

During the year, growth of health sector concern is recorded — this problem for the second month in a row takes the third line of the national rating. A year ago, it was identified by seven percent of those polled, today – by 12 percent, and the maximum of the year (13 percent) was recorded in August. Besides, every tenth names education among the problematic issues.

"The main changes relate to health and unemployment, where the situation worsened. Health care has become the most urgent issue for retirees who complain about high cost of medicines, no free drugs in hospitals ", commented on the head of VCIOM research projects Yulia Baskakova.

The survey was conducted in 130 settlements in 46 regions and republics. The sample scope was 1,600 people.