The “Public opinion Foundation” (FOM) found that citizens of the Russian Federation every month are less likely to believe in the successful future of the country in the long term.
A survey about economic expectations of the Russians was commissioned by the CBR. It turned out that since August of 2018, when they announced raising the retirement age, among those surveyed, the proportion of pessimists.
In August 2019, the index of the “assessment of prospects for the country’s development in the next five years” fell to its lowest since 2009 value — 93 points. Group long-term pessimistic was 7% more than the group of optimists. Meanwhile, in 2017, optimists were more to 8-21%.
As for the future of their personal financial situation in the near future, people rated them neutral. The corresponding index even increased since the beginning of the year from 94 to 99 points. Inflation expectations fell slightly from 9.4% to 9.1%.
As noted, even in 2014 and 2015 amid the conflict with Ukraine and Western sanctions the majority of respondents were optimistic and believed that these difficulties — time.
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