Most of the survey participants of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) consider themselves happy.
The majority of Russians (84 per cent) consider themselves happy, while 14 per cent of the surveyed do not. The happiness index this year reached 71 points, which is 17 points higher than in March 2021 (54 points) and 5 points higher than the previous year (66 points in November 2020).
Analysts have also determined that Russian citizens consider themselves happy due to being healthy and alive, as well as their loved ones being alive (29 per cent). In addition, another 27 per cent are happy because they have a family and children (22 per cent), and 21 per cent of respondents are happy with their overall life satisfaction. At the same time, the happiness of 20 per cent of respondents depends on having a good job.
Russians also said that they cannot feel happy because of problems in the family (5 per cent) and lack of stability (6 per cent). Besides, half of the Russian citizens (50 per cent) expressed the belief that they are surrounded by equally happy and unhappy people.