Almost 40% of Russians do not drink alcohol, has found out VTSIOM
MOSCOW, 16 Aug — RIA Novosti. Almost half of Russians began to eat less alcohol for the last year, do not drink alcohol 39%, according to a survey by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
Reducing the consumption of “household drugs”
VTSIOM researchers noted a decrease level of alcohol consumption in Russia. According to them, in 2009, that does not drink alcohol, reported by a quarter of Russians, and this is already 39% (among women and 18-24 year olds — 47%).
From time to time drink 59% of citizens, but in the vast majority of cases — not a few times a month. In the total sample, two to three times a month drink alcohol 16%, among men — 23% (11% among women). The higher the proportion of 25-34-year and 35-44-year-olds.
Only 4% of respondents admitted that they began to use alcohol, otherwise stated 44% of survey participants.