The majority of Ukrainians — 74 percent — believe that over the past year, the economic situation in the country deteriorated. This is evidenced by the data of the sociological survey conducted by the group "Rating", reports "Interfax".
Thus, 40 percent of respondents said that the economic situation is "much worse", 34 percent "somewhat worse." Answer "remained unchanged" was chosen by 20 percent of respondents. Improvement was observed three percent of the respondents.
The majority of respondents (45 percent) said that the family budget enough for food and necessary clothes and shoes, reports "Strenia". Another 35 percent said that their income can only be purchased products, and the rest had to save. 18 percent said that they had to skimp on food to buy clothes and pay utility bills.
The vast majority of Ukrainians tend to consider themselves either poor (50 percent), or people with average incomes (41 percent). The number of rich people identify themselves only one percent of the respondents.
The majority of respondents (54 percent) believe that next year the economic situation will worsen.
In the survey, which was conducted from 28 September to 7 October, was attended by 2,400 thousand inhabitants of Ukraine aged 18 years.