Sociologists reported a decrease in consumption by Russians of alcohol

Over the past year, 44 percent of Russians began to eat less alcohol. This is evidenced by data survey of the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM), published on the website of the organization.

Half of the respondents in 2017 drink as well as in 2016. More likely to drink alcohol during this time were only four percent of citizens.

With more than a third of Russians (39 percent) do not drink alcohol, a quarter of a drink less than once per month. Two or three times a month drinking 16 percent several times a week — four percent. While one percent of respondents drinks daily.

Most often, Russians drink wine (43 percent), beer (16 percent), brandy (14%) and vodka (12%). The majority (80 percent) of respondents believe that alcohol is harmless does not exist. The opposite view is held by 15 percent of respondents.

“An important trend that we fix over the past few years, a steady decline in the share of consumption, the so-called “household drugs”. It is not only alcohol, but tobacco. On the other hand, we note that a healthy lifestyle, as independent value, is becoming more common,” said head of information policy and communication technologies VTSIOM Kirill Rodin.

The poll was conducted August 3-4. It was attended by 1,200 people. The probable error does not exceed 3.5 percent.

In July, the health Ministry said that citizens of Russia became much less drink alcohol. In 2016, the volume of alcohol consumed per capita decreased from 12.4 to 10.3 liters per year. However, this figure is a quarter higher than normal, defined by the world health organization (who).