VTsIOM has published data from a survey of Russians dedicated to happiness.
According to the center, over the past six months, despite the coronavirus pandemic, the happiness index in the Russian Federation has grown significantly.
Thus, 84% of respondents said they consider themselves happy, while 14% do not consider themselves to be happy. Thus, the happiness index was 71 points, which is 17 points higher than the March indicator (54 points) and 5 points higher than the previous year's indicator (66 points in November 2020).
Most of the survey participants consider themselves happy thanks to the health and life of their own and their loved ones (29%), having a family (27%), children (22%), general satisfaction with life (21%) or good work (20%).
Russians can not feel happy because of the state of affairs in the country (8%), general lack of money (7%), lack of stability (6%) and because of family problems (5%).
Previously it was reported that more than 20% of Russians called the profession of a deputy the most overrated. The respondents also believe that politicians, civil servants and top managers receive unjustifiably high salaries.
In addition, sociologists found out how much Russians spend a month on pet food. Pet owners are willing to pay more for guaranteed healthy food for their pets.