According to a November survey by the Public Opinion Foundation, just over half of Russians (56%) consider their wealth to be average. The rest of the respondents were divided almost evenly: between those who considered their financial situation “good” (23%) and those who considered it unsatisfactory (19%).
It should be noted that the majority of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 are satisfied with their “wealth” (36% of this age category are optimistic about their finances, Interfax notes with reference to the FOM report).
But among those dissatisfied with their financial situation, the majority are middle-aged and older people (exactly a quarter of those surveyed with negative answers are between 46 and 60 years old).
The survey also showed the dynamics of evaluating one’s own financial well-being.
However, the majority of Russians do not see significant changes (66%) and do not expect more changes (38%).
Only 7% of those surveyed have improved their financial position in the last two or three months. For 25%, things only got worse.
At the same time, 16% of those surveyed believe that things will get worse next year. Still, 21% of Russians expect changes for the better.
In total, 1,500 people over the age of 18 took part in the survey in 104 settlements of the Russian Federation from 53 regions.