Two thirds of Romanian households have enough money for what is strictly necessary at most

Sixty-six percent of the Romanian households have enough money for what is strictly necessary, reads a poll conducted by the Centre of Urban and Regional Sociology (CURS) at the request of the Institute of Projects for Innovation and Development.

Twenty-five percent of the Romanian households have incomes that are enough not even for what is strictly necessary and 41 percent barely have enough money for what is strictly necessary. Only 24 percent of the interviewed households said that they had money enough for a decent living, 7 percent say they have enough money to buy some more expensive things too, but abstaining from other things, and only 2 percent say they manage to have everything they need without abstaining from other things.

The economic crisis is to blame to a large and very large extent for the decrease in incomes in the opinion of 64 percent of the polled, 28 percent of the respondents think that the crisis affected their incomes to a small extent and 6 percent think that the incomes of their families were affected by the economic crisis to a very small extent only.

When compared with the situation they used to have one year before 1 percent say that they now have a much better life, 7 percent live better and 37 percent think they live exactly as they lived last year. People thinking that they live worse (45 percent) and even very badly (9 percent) make up the absolute majority of the participants in the CURS poll.

Consequently 77 percent of the polled opine that Romania is on a wrong track and only 18 percent think that it is on the right track. Most respondents (64 percent) doubt the current Government has the capability to get Romania out of the crisis. Regarding the Government priorities, the main problems that should be solved are: the creation of jobs and the increase in pensions and wages.
Almost one quarter of the polled (24 percent) believe that they should not pay any taxes to the state. The poll mentioned before was carried out on a sample of 3,000 people and has a +/- 1.8 percent error margin of.

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