Bucharest, Nov 9 /Agerpres/ - A majority of Romanians believe Romania is headed for the wrong direction, with most of them worrying about their health state getting worse and their personal income getting small, according to findings of an INSCOP Research study commission by Adevarul newspaper and released on Monday.
Thus, 51.5 percent of the respondents believe the country is on the wrong track (up from 48.5 percent in September); 35.9 percent believe the country is on the right track (down from 42.3 percent in September), with 12.7 percent of them not knowing or not answering (up from 9.2 percent in September).
Worsening health tops the list of worry triggers as far as Romanians are concerned, with 23.3 percent of the options (up from 18.4 percent in September). Dwindling income was next, with 16 percent of the options (down from 18.6 percent in September), followed by the prospects for a conflict/war in the region - 14.2 percent of the respondents (down from 18.4 percent in September) and price increases - 13.1 percent (up from 9.7 percent in September).
According to the same poll, worrying about the prospects for losing their jobs are 12.5 percent of Romanians (down from 13.2 percent in September). Political instability was next - 8.7 percent (down from 10.5 percent in September), followed by the prospects for a natural catastrophe - 5.6 percent (up from 5 percent in September) and the deterioration of the environment - 1.5 percent (down from 2.6 percent in September). On the other hand, 4.1 percent of the respondents say they worry about other problems, while the percentage of non-answers stood at 1 percent.
At the same time, 49.8 percent of Romanians says living in Romania is the same as one year before (down from 50.3 percent in September), 28.1 percent says living is worse than one year ago (down from 29 percent in September), while 19.5 percent say they live better than one year before (up from 19 percent in September); 2.6 percent of the respondents did not know/did not answer (up from 1.7 percent in September).
The poll was conducted October 23 - November 1, on a sample of 1,098 persons, carrying a maximum margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent, for an accuracy rate of 95 percent. AGERPRES
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