VTSIOM: every second Russian considers it necessary to amend the text of the Constitution
One of the most pressing issues requiring, in the opinion of the citizens, reflected in the basic law include salaries, pensions, free health care and education.
MOSCOW, December 12. /TASS/. More than half of Russians (52%) believe that the Constitution should be made certain changes. This is evidenced by the results of a survey released on Tuesday by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).
Every second Russian (52%) considers it necessary to amend the text of the basic law some adjustments. One of the most pressing issues requiring, in the opinion of the citizens, reflected in the Constitution include the salaries (minimum wage, etc.), pensions, free health care and education.Polls
The majority of respondents (61%) appreciate the Constitution as a whole as meeting the needs of the people (79% among 18-24 year olds, 60% among 60-year-old and older) disagree 28%. According to the fifth part of respondents (20%), the Russian authorities fully comply with the Constitution (30% among the supporters of “United Russia”), according to two thirds (64%) — only partially.
“Russians have a to the national Constitution, a certain respect and regard that document as very influential. Nobody would offer an amendment to the Constitution, if I thought that it has no power. The amendments relate to all the same problems about which the Russians speak regularly (as shown by our research): living standards, education, health (and, again, focusing on the financial issue). However, the request to change the political part of the Constitution is expressed very poorly,” commented the results of the study VTSIOM analyst Ivan Lekomtsev.