VCIOM poll reveals low wages worry Russians most

VCIOM poll reveals low wages worry Russians most

Low wages is the main problem Russian citizens are concerned about, according to a survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Study Center (VCIOM).

"Judging by the results of this year’s May, low salaries are on top on the list of the problematic topics - 23% of Russians named this aspect as one of the most important problems in the country - this share is higher than in the beginning of the year (18% in January) and in May 2016 (15%). Also, people’s concern about the state of the economy in general has grown since January (16%) up to 24% in April, in May the figure was 21%," TASS cited VCIOM as saying.

According to the survey, 20% of respondents voiced their concerns about healthcare in May against 12% a year ago.

As for social policy issues the percentage indicator was at of 18-19% in February-April and in May it was 15%.

As for unemployment, according to the latest data, this problem was named among the main ones by 16% of respondents. The same applies to problems in education sector: within a year the share of respondents who marked this aspect varied within 8-14% (in May - 13%).

Every tenth of the interviewed named inflation (11%), corruption (11%), low pensions (10%) among the most pressing issues.