Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented the results of a survey on how Russians make important decisions. It turned out that 62 per cent of Russians had situations in their lives when their decisions could not be implemented due to circumstances beyond their control, which never happened to 18 per cent of respondents.
According to the results of the study, for the absolute majority of respondents, the most important aspect of their life is their financial status (94 per cent). Next, in the second and third places, are relationships with children (92 per cent) and parenting (87 per cent). The top 5 is closed by work (80 per cent) and relationships with a husband/wife (79 per cent).
Also, according to 58 per cent of Russians, among their environment, there are more people who make most decisions independently, while 32 per cent of respondents believe that there are more people in their environment who are waiting for decisions to be made by others. At the same time, 90 per cent of Russians consider themselves to be those who try to make decisions independently, and only 8 per cent said the opposite.
In addition, it turned out that most often, Russians ask for advice from their near or distant environment about their relations with a husband/wife (46 per cent). Work is in the second place (43 per cent), and study is in the third place (41 per cent). Independent decisions are usually made by Russians about large purchases (like flats or cars, 68 per cent), household appliances (62 per cent), and leisure (60 per cent).