Two-thirds of Russians said authorities should introduce monthly base payments
67% of Russians believe that the government could take an example from the European Union, where they are already considering the introduction of a monthly basic payment for citizens.
A survey of the Research Center of the Superjob.ru portal, the results of which are cited by Interfax, showed that most of all agree with the expediency of introducing such a benefit citizens aged 25 to 34 years - 70%.
About 40% of respondents said that the allowance should be at least 20 thousand rudders per month. A quarter of the study participants admitted that they would be satisfied with payments of 20-30 thousand rubles.
Every tenth Russian is sure that the authorities should pay citizens a wage in the amount of the minimum wage established in the recipient's region of residence. 5% of respondents said they could do without this payment.
Recall that last month the European Commission adopted a draft that provides for each citizen in the EU countries basic unconditional income - a fixed monthly payment from the state. According to the official representative of the EC Marta Vechorek, this can help reduce the differences between different regions. She stated this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
The initiators of the project “Beginning of development of unconditional basic income throughout the EU” are confident that the EU, within its competence, will be able to “provide funds to every citizen”, and the project itself will help greater economic and social cohesion in the EU countries.
In Russia, they’re not in a hurry to give out money “just like that”. Earlier, when a number of countries launched emission and direct allocation of funds to citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Finance said that Russians should not expect “helicopter money”. The head of Sberbank German Gref explained the government’s refusal to distribute funds to the population by the lack of opportunities. Central Bank Chairman Elvira Nabiullina argued that in Russia "of course there is no such need".