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 72% Russians suffer economic crisis, - poll

According to the Public Opinion foundation, the number of Russians talking of an economic crisis in their country has reached 72% compared to 68% in August.

Censor.NET reports citing the Public Opinion Foundation's November poll.

15% of respondents said there was no crisis in Russia (17% in August), while 12% of Russians could not answer this question. The poll was conducted among 1,500 respondents in 104 towns in 53 Russian regions on Nov. 21-22.

Among the abovementioned 72%, 41% identified the crisis with the increase in prices and inflation; 22% with falling of living standards, low wages and pensions; and 16% in unemployment and job cuts.

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Describing their financial situation, 38% Russians said they have enough money for clothes but not for major household appliances; 27% have money for food but not for clothes. The number of people with not enough money for food reached 14% compared to 9% in August.

Overall, two-thirds of respondents (61%) have rated their financial situation as average (65% in August) and about one-third (31%) as bad (24% in August). Only 7% of respondents (9% in August) are satisfied by their income.
 
 
 
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