The greatest fear is experienced by residents of the Far East, the Volga region and Moscow. The least concern the study authors recorded among residents of St. Petersburg
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Moscow entered the top ten Russian regions whose residents are most concerned about the situation with the spread of coronavirus. This conclusion was reached by specialists of the insurance company Rosgosstrakh Life and Otkrytie Bank, who conducted the corresponding study (RBC has results).
Respondents across the country were asked to rate their concerns on a scale of zero to ten. In the whole country, 85.5% of the respondents were concerned about the pandemic and its consequences to one degree or another, while 14.5% said that they did not feel fear at all. The largest share of Russians (24.5%) rated their degree of concern at five points. The total share of those who rated their fear above the average level (from six to ten points) was 40.6%.
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Experts found that residents of the Far Eastern Federal District are most concerned about the situation, where 11.9% of respondents rated their fear by ten points, as well as residents of the Volga Federal District (11%).
The list of regions whose residents are most concerned (ten points) with the situation with coronavirus is as follows:
- Trans-Baikal Territory (33.3%);
- Pskov region (19.6%);
- Orenburg region (14.9%);
- Nizhny Novgorod region (14.8%);
- Volgograd region (13.3%);
- Buryatia (11.5%);
- Moscow (10.8%);
- Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (10.7%);
- Novosibirsk region (9.8%);
- Tyumen region (9.4%).
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It turned out that there are regions where people are not at all concerned (0 points) with the situation with coronavirus. The largest share of such respondents was recorded in St. Petersburg (33.3%), the North Caucasus Federal District (21%) and the Siberian Federal District (20.8%). Also on the list of the most “fearless” regions were:
- Primorsky Territory (23.5%);
- Irkutsk region (22.7%);
- Novosibirsk region (21.6%);
- Rostov Region (21.6%);
- Stavropol Territory (21.5%);
- Kabardino-Balkaria (20%);
- Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (20%);
- Omsk region (20%);
- Khabarovsk Territory (20%).
“Despite the fact that the level of concern for the pandemic throughout the country is fixed at an average level (five points), the majority of the population (70.4%) do not take any measures regarding personal finances to reduce fear,” the study said.
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According to experts, 10.4% of respondents buy products for future use to minimize fear, another 8.3% of respondents began to save money or (if they saved before the pandemic) increased the amount of the deferred amount.
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In Moscow, 12.5% of citizens admitted that they bought products for future use, 10% started saving money, 7.5% made unplanned purchases of equipment, gadgets and clothes. In turn, 5% of Muscovites said that they buy foreign currency (dollars or euros), and 2.5% ahead of schedule pay ruble loans.
The study involved 1,508 respondents from all federal districts, of which 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.
The spread of coronavirus Covid-19 in the regions of Russia
Number of confirmed cases of infection
Source: Federal and Regional Anti-Virus Activities
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