June 5, 2024, 14:03

Financial conditions of at least one third of russian population worsen – survey results

An increasingly large part of the population of the russian federation is beginning to feel the deterioration of the material conditions.

This is indicated by the results of a sociological study conducted on the territory of the russian federation, which were presented at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

According to political scientist Vadym Denysenko, when asked about how their income and bonuses have changed over the past six months, 32% of russians indicated an improvement, even a significant one, 45% indicated that nothing had changed, and 23% indicated that their situation worsened.

At the same time, 20% of russians mentioned that they had looked for and found additional work or part-time work, 18% – had looked for one as well, but failed to get it.

“Therefore, we can generally say that 38% are forced to look for additional work, which means that we can roughly say that at least one third of the population of the russian federation feels the deterioration of their lives and is forced to look for part-time jobs and think about how to survive further,” Vadym Denysenko explained.

In addition, the survey uncovered that 63% of russians do not currently have any savings at all.

“We asked if you have savings, if you have money set aside in case you lose your job, etc. 46% answered that they have no savings. In fact, a half of the population says that they don’t have even a penny in savings to get by for one month. 17% have enough savings to last 1 month, and another 17% have enough for one to six months. In general, the first two types of people represent the lowest standard of living, and they understand that they have nothing in the future if they lose their jobs. To sum up, we can say that 63% of russians today have no savings at all. And this is actually a key figure indicating what is actually happening with the economy and the economic situation in the russian federation,” Vadym Denysenko noted.

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