Despite Economic Crisis, Russian Happiness Index Skyrockets
83% Russians feel happy, only 15% are dissatisfied with their life, while the economy is the main concern
According to a poll by the leading Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), 83% of the citizens of this country say they are happy despite the crisis. Fifteen percent of respondents are dissatisfied due to their poor financial situation.
Peace and wellbeing (35%), having children and grandchildren (21%), the health of the family (18%) bring happiness to Russians. One-tenth associates his or her happiness with their successes and achievements (13%), a good job and education (9%), in that order.
Lately, Russians have begun to worry about price rises less. Only 5% said this question was important. However, 22% consider the economy to be the main problem.
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