A third of Russians prefer to buy imported goods

A third of Russians prefer to buy imported goods

A third of Russians prefer to buy imported goods

More than a third of Russians (34%) prefer to buy non-food products of foreign origin, among fellow citizens aged 18-30, almost half of the respondents (47%) have such preferences, according to a survey by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) received by Interfax … In turn, 16% of Russians prefer to buy domestically produced goods; among fellow citizens aged 60 and over, this share is 27%, sociologists note. According to the FOM, for 41% of respondents it does not matter where the product is produced.

When asked by sociologists whether the respondents had cases of refusal to buy this or that imported product because of their attitude to a particular country, or for political reasons, the overwhelming majority of survey participants (81%) answered negatively, 12% of respondents rarely have such cases , 4% of respondents – often.

According to the survey, the number of Russians who consider it necessary to strive to replace all imported goods with Russian ones, and fellow citizens who are confident that a number of imported goods should not be replaced, turned out to be the same – 36% of respondents, respectively. 18% of survey participants are convinced that one should not strive to replace imported goods; among respondents aged 18-30, almost every third thinks so (30%).

The all-Russian survey was conducted on August 14-16, 2020 among 1000 respondents aged 18 and over.

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