Sociological survey: 21% of respondents experience psychological problems during isolation
The social design center "Platform" conducted three surveys among Russians in just one week. Its main goal is to acquaint people, the media, state organizations and the government of the Russian Federation with the real data on the well-being and feelings of millions of people who are locked in “four walls” now.
All three surveys indicate a deterioration in the families' climate. This applies both to the financial situation and psychological state of the population of Russia.
So how do people spend time in self-isolation, what problems do they face and what strategies do they invent? The answers to all these questions are within the framework of the project "Sociological Anti-Crisis Center":
Here are the main social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- 12% of respondents are completely isolated in self-isolation. 25 % of them are at the age of 55+.
- 21% of respondents experienced psychological problems, severe depression, stress during self-isolation.
- 33% in self-isolation are involved in distance education.
Who are the hardest groups?
▪ Those who find themselves in isolation with family and children and continue to work remotely.
▪ Those who are alone and did not take time either to work, or self-education, or home care and etc.
The author of this article, by the way, found himself in isolation with his wife and two children, but continues to work remotely ... It should be noted that to be in the ranks of those who are most difficult is even somehow pleasant, you know.
Perhaps this is precisely what the main goal of opinion polls is to help people figure out what is happening to them, to find out that you are among the other “victims” of coronavirus.
But the following information is already making us worry for fellow citizens: it turns out that there are VERY many people who are most difficult in the country today - 29%.
In other words, in Moscow alone, about 4 million people were among those who are "the most difficult." In St. Petersburg, this figure is equal to 1.5 million ... And this is only at the very, so to speak, beginning of self-isolation.
The latest survey showed that people began to drink more:
It is worth paying attention to the fact that 7% of respondents began to drink more than before, most likely, NOT EXACTLY.
The fact is that the Russians began to buy alcohol products 30% more these days than before - this is the data from the green snake merchants, this is the official data .
One of the saddest consequences of self-isolation is the deterioration of relations between husband and wife:
So: 6% of respondents began to quarrel, and 2% thought about a divorce altogether.
Finding out what those who were "hidden" in apartments are doing, do not paint such a terrible picture, however, this can be affirmed only if you forget the saying: "You already started to go crazy from idleness":
Just think: 71% of Russians are sitting at home, stupidly speaking in youth language, staring at the TV!
By the way, during the period of self-isolation, people are looking for the most original ways to break it or avoid it, for example, "dog lovers" began to walk dogs not "on the run", but for many hours.
The author of this article had a chance to witness how his two neighbors went out to "dig under the hood", and to "relax" in the fresh air, and probably in order to avoid fines. From the height of the 20th floor it looked very comical:
Psychologist Mikhail Vodali gave a very curious explanation of what happened to us all in an interview with “NI” - it was he who was able to clearly answer the question of how a long celebration of New Year's holidays in the family circle is SO DIFFERENT from what would seem like a great opportunity to sit houses in self-isolation:
"This is a good question! If we take not only Russia, but all of humanity, then 90% of them are" stereotypical people "who lead the same way of life as these 90 percent - that is, as one person, and they "stereotypical families", which lives on a certain line of behavior that does not change for someone for years, but for someone for decades. When changes in the line of behavior occur, the "stereotypical person" is faced with a line of behavior that turns out to be something for him something new. People are beginning to adapt or adapt to this. with can be called a certain psychological “breakdown.” This adaptation process can last from two to three months. We all watched films about mass infections, read books on this topic, we are used to the fact that the film lasts about 2 hours, but even at the beginning we know that everything ends well there, you see? Now we are faced with such a reality that we don’t understand: “2 hours” end, by the end of the film we understand that someone will survive, someone will not survive, but in In principle, everything will be fine. But in life it turns out this way: the film has already passed, and the plot is still ongoing, and therefore many do not understand what to do? And one more thing: we live in an information space that allows us to know what is happening in other countries, we compare, and often what happens in our information space causes us to distrust. People think this way: it doesn’t matter what you tell me, in fact, everything is wrong! "
PS The Center for Social Projecting told NI that so far there has been no reaction from government authorities to reports of a significant change for the worse in the socio-psychological situation in the country.