VTSIOM estimated the level of trust of Russians to the weather forecasts
Weather forecasting is trusted by 56% of Russians. This is according to the poll, received by RBC.
“The credibility of information meteorologists are expressing 56% of Russians, and those who regularly monitors the weather forecasts, the level of trust is almost twice as high (65%) than those who have such information almost not interested (35%)”, — stated in the materials of VTsIOM.
Another 27% of respondents monitor the forecasts from time to time, and 19% rarely or never follow the forecasts.
According to VTsIOM, the inhabitants of small and medium towns have more confidence in the weather than residents of cities.
A similar trend is observed when comparing the answers of older respondents and younger people: among 60-year-old and older 70% are constantly watching the weather forecasts, whereas in the group of respondents 18-24 year olds, this proportion is 24%.
Two-thirds of respondents (67%) note that in most cases the weather forecasts are accurate (75% of regularly watching the weather reports), do not agree with this, 30% of respondents. Also the weather forecasts are trusted by 54% of inhabitants of Moscow and St. Petersburg vs 64% residents of other cities and towns.
The telephone poll was conducted on 16-17 July this year. It was attended by 1,200 respondents, aged 18 years.