Sociologists Assessed the Attitude of Russians to Constitutional Amendments
OREANDA-NEWS. The Russia Public Opinion Research Center during a sociological survey found out what Russians think of possible changes to the country’s Constitution.
It turned out that 61 % of respondents consider cancelling the restrictions for the incumbent president to participate in the next election to be “rather important,” 30 % said it is “rather unimportant.” Other issues related to changes in the political system did not arouse much interest among Russians and did not gain 50 % of support.
The respondents told that the most important amendments are obligation of the state to ensure the availability and acceptable quality of medical care (95 %), recognition of social support of children as a priority sphere of state policy (93 %), mandatory indexation of social benefits and pensions, as well as guarantee of social support (92 %), establishing a minimum wage not less a cost of living (90 %).