Poll shows Russians see brighter future

Jan. 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A poll released Wednesday shows Russian citizens believe their country is likely to reach a level of economic prosperity within the next decade.

RIA Novosti reports the poll was conducted by the Romir research group, who polled 1,000 urban residents between the ages of 18 and 60 in towns with a population higher than 100,000. Among them, 42 percent said they believe economic conditions in Russia will become more prosperous in the next ten years.

A mere 7 percent of those polled thought economic conditions in Russia were positive, while 1 percent said conditions were excellent. Only 24 percent believed conditions were normal. There was a higher frequency of optimistic responses among people polled under the age of 25.

Conversely, 39 percent of people polled called economic conditions satisfactory, while 29 percent called conditions bad.

No margin of error was available for the poll.

The Romir group released a statement saying, "The percentage of respondents negatively assessing the condition of the Russian economy rises with age and social status."

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