As many as 19 percent of respondents said that things in Romania are going to a good direction and 5% said they did not know or they couldn’t answer.
The survey also reveals that 81% of the interviewed deem that the country’s economy is going to a wrong direction, whereas only 14 % believe the economy is going to a good direction, the remainder of 5% saying they do not know what to answer at this question.
At the question ‘how would you describe Romania’s economic situation at present?’ 63 percent of the respondents answered it was bad, 22% – very bad, 12 percent – good, only 1 percent said it was very good and 2 percent answered they did not know.
The same survey shows that 36 percent of the interviewed said that in the next year the country’s economic situation will remain the same, 32 percent said it would worsen and 23 percent answered it would improve, whereas the remainder of 9% said they did not know what to answer.
According to the same survey, 64% of the interviewed said that their economic situation compared to last year would worsen, 23% deem they would be in the same situation, only 10% believe their financial situation would be better and 3 percent answered they didn’t know.
25% of the interviewed said that the most important problem Romania is faced with and that should be solved by the president is the economy, 24% – the population’s living standard, 8% – health, 7% – pensions, 6% – agriculture and salaries, 5% – unemployment and corruption, 4% – education, 2% – taxes and duties and 1% – foreign policy, rural infrastructure, moral values, dwellings and young people who go abroad.
Romania’s second problem in terms of importance that should be solved by the head of the state is, according to 15% of respondents, the population’s living standard, for 10% – economy, health and wages, for 9% – agriculture and pensions, for 8% – unemployment and corruption, 5% education, 3% taxes and duties, 2% – dwellings and young people who leave abroad, 1% – criminality, public order, rural infrastructure, problems pertaining to transport and traffic, moral values and other problems, while 4% said they didn’t know.
The survey was conducted over July 22-Aug. 2 on a batch of 1,500 voters, with an error margin be of ±/- 2.5% and a level of confidence of 95%.