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Far Easterners support the idea of ​​introducing basic income

Far Easterners support the idea of ​​introducing basic income
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About 75% of Russians support the idea of ​​introducing an unconditional basic income. In the Far East, this percentage is even higher. The same number in the country want to find a part-time job after quarantine, and 10% already have additional sources of money. 

A study on the plans and earnings of Russians was conducted by Otkritie Bank from June 13 to 15. About one thousand Russians aged 18 to 60 years with an income of 30-60 thousand rubles from large cities took part in it. 

Among respondents, only 13% of survey participants do not approve of the introduction of unconditional basic income. Moreover, in
in the Far Eastern regions, approval is higher than the national average: 77% of the population spoke in favor. This is the third result among all federal districts. There are only 6% of opponents of such income in the Far East - this is one of the lowest results. 

At the same time, 19% of the Far East believe that the introduction of basic income will lead to too much government spending, as many fear the influx of migrants. Another 15% among the negative sides of the basic income mentioned a decrease in motivation for work among residents. Also among the dangers of basic income was called increased inflation, and the fact that "the rich will become even richer."

Among the advantages, Russians noted the solution to poverty problems - 50% of the Far East say so. Another 37% of Russians believe that with this income people will be able to do what they want, and not what the market requires. And 34% of respondents agreed that basic income will reduce social inequality. In addition, among the pluses, there was an increase in the birth rate, a decrease in suicides, and confidence in the future. 

Russians do not need a high basic income - 27% of the Far East agree to be paid at the subsistence level. Another 13% of residents of the Far Eastern Federal District believe that a sum of 10-20 thousand rubles is enough. For 35%, an acceptable amount is 20-30 thousand rubles, for 17% - 30-40 thousand rubles. And only 8% of the respondents stated the need for payments above 40 thousand rubles. 

If the basic income is established, then 81% of the residents of the Far East will continue to work. Another 23% would like to change the scope of activity. 2% of respondents would like to not work at all. 


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