Two-thirds of Russians favor softening of coronavirus restrictions
Protracted events connected with restrictions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are finding less and less support in society. The Russians are burdened by long forced imprisonment in four walls, especially since many have lost the opportunity to earn money for themselves and their families.
During the restrictive measures taken in Russia in connection with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, their support in the society significantly decreased from 62% to 47% by the beginning of May. Now, already 64% of Russians consider it justifiable to ease restrictions and allow people to go to work, as shown by a study by the Sociological Anti-Crisis Center.
Only 23% support the policy that was in the last month - self-isolation, restrictions on movement around the city, and only 6% support tightening the restrictions that existed in the last month, for more stringent monitoring of quarantine compliance, - RIA Novosti notes. At the same time, 61% of respondents said that they observe the regime of self-isolation in Russia as a whole, and 73% in Moscow.
Among the common fears of Russians in recent months - the respondents are most afraid of a serious economic downturn that will affect everyone, a drop in living standards (57%), as well as the fact that they will lack money even for food (50%), a long-term change habitual lifestyle (38%). Last fear doesn't sound so ridiculous. One in four Russians working remotely gained weight on self-isolation. There are fewer during the restrictions, only 12% of Russians on a remote site have become. These changes threaten serious chronic diseases from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes, especially since medicine has weakened attention to other diseases besides COVID-19.
Also, 42% of respondents believe that relatives of their relatives can become infected with the coronavirus, which, however, is 10% lower than April 2, 25% fear that there will be massive deaths among the population, and 15% that they will personally become infected, which again 14% less than the data from April 2, although the infection has become much wider.
As indicated in the survey, 37% of Russians do not trust official information, believe that the situation is getting much worse and seem worse than they are, 22% also do not trust, because, in their opinion, the actual number of patients and the complexity of the situation are underestimated. And only 19% believe that the authorities and official media provide reliable information.