Over 65% (more exactly 66.7%) of Romanians consider that Romania is heading in the wrong direction, according to a survey conducted in January 2014 by INSCOP Research and issued for AGERPRES.
Thus, asked to express their viewpoint on the direction the country is heading in, only 23.6% of respondents believe that Romania is heading in a good direction, whilst 66.7% believe that the direction is wrong, and 9.7% do not know or do not answer this question.
According to INSCOP Research, a comparative analysis versus the measurement made in February 2013 shows that the percentage of those who believe that the country is heading in a good direction slightly decreased by two percentage points, from 25.6% to 23.6%. The percentage of those who believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction is relatively similar, given that in February 2013 as many as 65.9% indicated the wrong direction and in January 2014 as many as 66.7% have opted for this answer variant.
As to the economic trend, 44.6% believe that Romania's economy will have a negative trend, 21.6% believe that Romania's economy will see a positive trend this year, 29.1% say the economy will stagnate, and 4.7% do not know or do not answer this question.
Compared to February 2013, one may note an increase both in the percentage of those who believe that the economy will have a positive trend (from 19.3% in February, to 21.6%) as well as in those who believe that the economy will see a negative trend (from 41.2% to 44.6%).
Asked about their standard of living in 2014 compared to 2013, 17.2% of respondents consider that will be better, 40% believe it will be the same, and 36.6% believe that their living standards will deteriorate compared to last year, whilst 6.2% of Romanians did not know how to answer that question and did not answer it.
The cited survey was conducted by INSCOP Research, January 16 — 21, 2014, having been commissioned by 'Adevarul' daily. The volume of the sample was 1,054 people and it is representative for Romania's population aged 18 and over. The maximum permissible error of the data is ą 3%, at a confidence level of 95%, with the sample being of multi-layered, probabilistic type.AGERPRES