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Poll: 20% of citizens stocked up on goods due to the threat of shortages
20 June, 09:55
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Poll: 20% of citizens stocked up on goods due to the threat of shortages
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Between March and May of this year, only 20% of Russians decided to make purchases for the future against the backdrop of a threatening shortage due to sanctions, although a much larger proportion of citizens were afraid of a shortage of certain goods.

Such data follow from a survey conducted by the NAFI analytical center, the results of which are cited by RBC. Sociologists found that 12% of Russians bought cereals for future use, 10% stocked up on pasta, 8% decided to provide a supply of household chemicals at home, 7% each said that they bought canned food, medicines and personal hygiene products for future use, and 3% decided not to wait for a shortage of perfumes and cosmetics on store shelves and buy goods in advance. We bought the same amount of tobacco for the future. 2% of Russians admitted that they bought alcohol, clothes, shoes and children's goods in anticipation of a shortage.

Cosmetics and perfumes were bought by Muscovites more often than others - 9%. They are also in the lead in the rating of those who have chosen clothes and footwear for their future purchases - 8%. At the same time, across the country, people aged 25-35 mainly bought goods for children - 6%.

At the same time, the April survey showed that Russians are most afraid of a shortage of medicines - 42% , products and spare parts for cars - 30% each, smartphones - 27% , building materials - 26%. 20% were worried that goods for children and animals would disappear from retail sales. About 18% were concerned about the shortage of cars, as well as household utensils, household and garden goods. For every tenth, the subject of worries was the likely shortage of goods for sports and recreation.

By the beginning of April, participants in opinion polls conducted in the country admitted that anti-Russian sanctions had a negative impact on the lives of two-thirds of the population. At the same time, about half of the respondents noted that the shortage of goods affected them personally.