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35%

of Russians currently expect that Russia’s economy will worsen next year. In the second quarter of 2015, 27% of respondents held this opinion. 

More than 40% of respondents believe that the economic situation will not change. Only 17% of respondents suggest that Russia’s economy will improve next year. Another 7% were unable to answer.

The opinions of survey participants about their current and expected personal financial situation were also predominantly negative. Approximately 50% of respondents reported a deterioration in their financial situation, with fewer than 10% of respondents claiming an improvement. Regarding the prospects for change in personal wealth in the next 12 months, 8% of respondents expect that their situation will improve, while nearly 30% expect that it will worsen.

These data are presented in a new Monitoring of Consumer Sentiment of the Russian Population in the third quarter of 2015, which was prepared by the Centre for Business Tendency Studies at the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). 

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74%

of Russian parents help their school-age children with their homework, or even do it with them.

20,400 roubles

was the average monthly earnings of a full-time student who worked alongside university study in 2014.

82%

of Russians believe that they can influence what takes place in the buildings and courtyards where they live.

53%

of Russians believe that the right to free health care is the most important of all the rights and liberties that citizens enjoy in our country.

74%

of Russians believe that most scientists want to work on problems that make life better for the average person.

41%

of Russians aged 25-64 years who are receiving continuing education are doing so for general development or to follow their passions.

31%

of Russians believe that science is too complicated for people who are untrained. They also believe that reading news on the world of science is pointless, as people will not understand regardless.