Gallup: Russians’ economic optimism fell to 1998 levels

The index of economic hope of Russians at the end of 2020 was minus 41 percentage points. This is evidenced by the results of a survey by the sociological company Gallup International, which is published by RBC.

According to the study, 6% of Russians surveyed called 2021 a period of economic prosperity, and 47% – a year of economic problems. 40% think the year will be the same as 2020.

The same as in 2020, the level of the index of economic hope in Russia was recorded in 1998. The lowest index for 23 years of observation was recorded in 2013 – minus 43 percentage points, and the highest – in 2006 (nine percentage points).

According to the Gallup study, the global index of economic hope was minus 21 percentage points (25% of those surveyed expect economic prosperity in 2021, and 46% – problems in the economy).

The greatest pessimism among all respondents was shown by the citizens of Great Britain (minus 62 percentage points), and the most optimistic were the residents of Nigeria (58 percentage points).

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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