MOSCOW, September 1 (Itar-Tass) - Most Russians support introduction of school uniforms and are ready to spend 3,000 roubles to buy them, Director General of the National Public Opinion Analysis Centre /VTsIOM/ Valery Fedorov told a news conference on Friday.
“Most part of the expenses for school preparations are those for buying school uniforms,” he said. Most Russians, he continued, are ready to spend 3,502 roubles for buying a uniform. Among the surveyed aged between 45 and 59, a possible expense makes 3,812 roubles, and men said they would be ready to spend 3,999 roubles.
“Those well-to-do are prepared to spend up to 4,796 roubles, and those living in Moscow and St. Petersburg said they may allocate from family budgets 5,261 roubles.”
The respondents’ 66 percent support the idea of introducing school uniforms, though 17 percent are against the new requirement, and another 17 percent could not give clear answers, Fedorov said. As for the gender rate, school uniforms were supported by 60 percent of surveyed men and 71 percent of women. As for the surveyed education level: 68 percent of those who have higher education support the idea.
The director general said that only every second Russian is ready to spend family money for school renovation, 48 percent are prepared to spend some money for presents for teachers, 43 percent - for books, 32 percent - for security services at schools, and 29 percent - for technical equipment.
The poll was conducted among 1,600 people, who have children of school age, living in 46 regions and can only suggest or indicate a mood. The error margin is 3.4 percent.