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Russians are content with their family life

Everyone knows that family is one of the most important social institutes. An individual’s psychological and social well-being to great extent depends on his or her family prosperity and happiness. Bashkirova and partners independent research company has evaluated the level of content with family life in Russian citizens.


Findings of the survey undertaken early this September, show, that 65% of Russians are content in their family life. The greatest level of content (73%) has been found in respondents between 30 and 50 of age. The least number of respondents, happy with their family life falls onto the retired age category (in total 48%). This is not surprising, since people above 60 are the least socially secured ones. Besides the low income level and the lack of opportunities for better material standing does not make an appropriate background for blue sky within family relationship. We have noticed a steady correlation between respondents’ vision of their material wellbeing and harmony in family life. Using the same hypothesis we can also explain the fact that amongst the young Russians of 18-29 years old, we have by 10 p.p.* less respondents happy and content with their family life, if compared to older age categories. The young, normally having small professional experience, earn less, than older professionals within the same industry. We can additionally prove this hypothesis is true, if we compare level of content with family life amongst megacity respondents (who have greater income and are therefore more often found content with their family life) and dwellers of smaller towns below 100 000 of population. The latter rate their family wellbeing high by 6 p.p.* less often (we should however note that rural (villages) residents, where traditional values are still very powerful, despite low income, do not yield in terms of family life content to residents of megacities mentioned).


 This study was conducted at the beginning of September 2014 based on all-Russia random route sample (18+) by means of face-to-face interviews in place of residence. Altogether 1500 respondents in 8 federal districts, 150 settlements, 200 sample points have been surveyed. The sample error makes up 2,5%.


*p.p. – percentage points


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