Corruption, inflation, the state of the economy, the governing and the health care system are among the issues Romania is currently facing, reveals a survey carried out by SC CT&Research SRL at the order of the Black Sea University Foundation (FUMN), released on Wednesday.
According to the research, corruption ranks first at the top of the problems with 50.1pct, seconded by inflation / day by day soar of the living cost with 43.0pct, the situation of the economy - 36.1pct, the governing / the country's ruling - 36.1pct.
The above-mentioned are followed by the sanitary system / health care - 31.2pct, the lack of jobs - 30.3pct, the energy price (electricity, fuels) - 23.6pct, the level of taxes and duties - 18.8pct, the education system - 14.2pct, the climate changes - 5.3pct, the refugees and illegal immigration - 3.7pct, the peril of a possible war in the region - 2.9pct, terrorism - 2.2pct. Some 2.5pct of the respondents do not know / do not answer.
Moreover, the survey shows that 73.0pct of the respondents believe things are heading in the wrong direction in Romania, the current situation of the country being perceived as bad by 56.7pct and very bad by 16.9pct. As many as 54.2pct say that Romania's economic situation is bad and 20.5pct see it as very bad, whilst 41.9pct think the political situation is bad and 32.0pct very bad.
Commenting on the fact that paradoxically with these perceptions over 60pct of the Romanians say that their lives will be better within a year, as compared to what they have now, the FUMN chair Dan Dungaciu asserted that these "subjectively good results when it comes to family" show that the population is "completely unplugged, not even thinking about what is happening to the country's situation".
As part of the project "Identity aggressions and immaterial heritage" project, the survey, as a first comparative study for the historical regions of Transylvania, Moldavia, Wallachia and Bessarabia (with the R. of Moldova), has been carried out at national level from 13 to 21 November on a stratified, probability sampling of 1,400 persons, representative for Romania's non-institutionalised population, aged 18 and 18+ years.
The sample was validated based on the official data from the National Statistics Institute.