The results of public opinion polls carried out in the Vologda Oblast in February 2015 show significant changes in some indicators (parameters) of social well-being of the population, in comparison with December 2014:
– the proportion of individuals with good mood has decreased from 70.9 to 61.8% (by 9 p.p.);
– the proportion of those who believe that “everything is not so bad; it’s difficult to live, but it’s possible to stand it” has decreased from 80 to 74.3% (by 6 p.p.);
– consumer sentiment index has declined from 82.3 to 75.7 p. (by 6 p.).
An explanation for these disturbing facts can be probably found in the uncertainty of actions in 2014 on the part of political structures, the State Duma, and the Federation Council with regard to actual measures undertaken to curb negative trends in socio-economic development according to almost all the indicators