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Study: Majority of Russians are prepared to reduce the welfare

Исследование: Большинство россиян готовятся к ухудшению благосостояния

The majority of Russians (over 60%) expected deterioration of their family wealth during the current year, indicated in the research of Ranepa.

“Only a small percentage participated in the survey (6%) still suggests that the financial situation of their families will improve in one way or another in the course of this year. A quarter of the sample of the fifth wave (25%) believe that they will not experience any financial changes and the majority (63%) show pessimistic expectations about the future family well-being (36% choose a slightly lower 27% — significantly worse)” — leads TASS excerpts from the study.

However, as found out experts of the Ranepa, more than half of respondents (52%) believe that in the current situation the government is taking insufficient measures to support the population. Moreover, such a view is held and the majority of recipients of social payments and benefits.

 

We will remind, earlier it was promulgated monitoring results “ROMIR”, according to which the Russian family of three in which two are working for “normal life” takes an average of 85,7 thousand rubles a month. This is by 7.7 thousand, or 9.9% more than the year before.

As emphasized by analysts of research holding, the average desired family income of Russians this year was the highest for the time of observation.

While the family budget from 60 thousand to 90 thousand and 120 thousand rubles per month need 22% of respondents. Almost as many — 21% — mentioned desired income 90-120 thousand rubles.

Sufficient budget of 45-60 thousand rubles was considered by 18% of respondents, and income from 20 thousand to 30 thousand rubles, would suit 4%. Less than 20 thousand rubles a month ready is “normal” to spend only 2% of respondents.

Previously, experts of the analytical center NAFI found that 45% of Russians are completely or almost had no savings by the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus. Only 26% of respondents have accumulated the money to survive the isolation mode without a source of income. 29% of the polled Russians indicated that their savings was not enough at a time of crisis. 46% of all respondents faced financial difficulties.

According to surveys by the NAFI, in February 6% of Russians assessed their financial situation with the words “barely make ends meet ends meet”. In April so replied 11%.

From 21 to 28% increase in the percentage of those who reported that the products have enough money, but buying clothes is difficult. Meanwhile, from 44 to 36% reduction in the proportion of those who do not have difficulty in buying food and clothing, but could hardly afford the purchase of household appliances.

Let’s add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

May 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

On 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.

On 2 July the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolychev said that the total cost of the measures (the bailout package), aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia and mitigating economic impacts from restrictions imposed, estimated to be worth about 4 trillion rubles. According to him, the main focus of the budget measures were made on several fronts: strengthening health systems, supporting citizens and businesses, the balancing of regional budgets.

 

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