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.