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Public Trust in Russian Authorities Fading - Poll

Kremlin and Saint Basil'sMOSCOW. Oct 19 (Interfax) - Russians expect changes for the better in the social sector but have little faith in them; head of Levada center Lev Gudkov has said quoting the results of a recent poll.

"Out of the polled 56% believe that the public is tired of waiting for the fulfillment of the promises of the Russian leadership," he said at a Wednesday press conference in Moscow.

"Today the sentiments of Russians are marked by extreme uncertainty. There is balance between those dissatisfied with life and those happy with it at 47% each," he said.

"Confidence in the authorities is weakening and fading quite fast. People are not sure about the state of affairs the country with 52-53% not believing that the government will cope with the crisis and 44-47% thinking a
way out will be found," Gudkov said.

He said that people are most of all concerned about their families and friends.

Russians are also afraid of poverty and war. "They fear terrorism, the police or criminals much less," Gudkov said.

In the poll 62% said they feared the growth of prices and inflation, 42% feared unemployment, 24% - growing crime and 18% - the arbitrariness of the authorities.

Young people are less fearsome while elderly people, especially women, are constantly anxious, Gudkov said. 


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