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Muscovites’ greatest concerns are soaring prices, inflation, migrants-related problems

May 15, 2013, 16:41 UTC+3
Bad roads are the top concern of 27 percent of the polled Muscovites, and a quarter of the polled are most angry with the quality of the health service
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MOSCOW, May 15 (Itar-Tass) - Muscovites’ greatest concerns are soaring prices, inflation and also problems related with city guests and migrants, the president of the Public Opinion fund, Alexander Oslon said on Wednesday.

Of the polled residents of the capital 40 percent complained against price hikes, and 39 percent, about problems with city guests and migrants. Another 29 percent pointed to high prices of utility bulls, and 27 percent drew the authorities’ attention to bureaucracy and officials’ arbitrariness. Bad roads are the top concern of 27 percent of the polled Muscovites, and a quarter of the polled are most angry with the quality of the health service. As many came out against high prices of medical services and medicines.

Twenty three percent of the respondents said the city’s worst problem was alcoholism, and 22 percent mentioned inability to find good work. Another 20 percent complained about high prices of housing.

Drug addiction and malfunctioning housing and utility services were mentioned as the city’s greatest problems by 13 percent of the survey, 12 percent find worrisome the unavailability and high price of education, and 14 percent complained about ecological problems.

Crime and the crime situation in general look scaring to 15 percent of the polled Muscovites, another 7 percent are unhappy with unemployment, and five percent, with poorly functioning public transport.

It is noteworthy that the reply “no worries at all” was ticked by three percent of the polled, more than those who paid attention to delayed wages, pensions and benefits.

Taking part in the poll held on April 3-22 were 3,600 city residents, 300 men and women in each administrative district. Each respondent was asked to highlight up to five problems. The statistical error margin was no higher than 2.3 percent.

 

 

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