The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presents the data from a survey of Russians about their attitudes towards people with disabilities. Experts found out that 74% of Russians do not feel discomfort, inconvenience, or awkwardness when meeting people with disabilities.
In the opinion of Russians, people with disabilities work in IT (8%), do handicrafts (7%), work remotely (6%), or work in trade (5%). Also, 4% of respondents believe that people with disabilities often work as tailors, make hand-made things, assemble parts, or work in education. In addition, the majority of Russians (71%) say they are positive about the fact that people with disabilities can work in areas where workers directly provide services to consumers.
Interestingly, having a choice between goods of the same quality and price, 47% of Russians would prefer a product labelled that it is produced by people with disabilities (53% of residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg, 52% of women, 51% of 35-44-year-olds). According to the respondents, those who purposefully buy such goods and services do so primarily to support people (65%), the organization they work for (37%), out of sympathy (24%), or because of the higher quality of such goods (15%).