Table 3. Trends in the evaluation of the economic system

Q. Here is a scale evaluating how well an economy works. The top, plus 100, is the best and the bottom, minus 100, is the worst. Where on this scale would you put:

 

92

93

94

95

96a

96b

98

00a

00b

01

03a

03b

04

05

07a

07b

08

09

%

Q. The economic system before the start of perestroika?

Positive

62

75

61

79

72

71

81

83

82

80

76

73

70

71

68

59

56

71

Neutral

12

9

12

10

14

11

8

7

5

7

5

5

8

12

8

9

10

7

Neg.

26

16

27

11

14

20

11

10

13

13

19

22

21

17

24

32

34

23

Mean

19

37

16

44

37

32

44

47

45

44

34

33

29

32

26

13

13

28

Std dev.

50

50

53

45

48

52

45

43

56

46

50

53

51

49

52

54

52

49

Q. Our present economic system?

Positive

9

29

14

16

22

29

31

31

29

41

52

57

60

46

69

77

84

74

Neutral

9

14

10

15

19

11

13

10

10

12

11

10

9

16

8

8

6

8

Neg.

82

56

76

68

58

60

56

59

62

47

37

32

30

36

23

16

10

19

Mean

-51

-24

-46

-39

-29

-25

-26

-27

-30

-12

-2

5

8

0

19

27

33

23

Std dev

40

48

46

46

48

51

50

54

51

51

47

48

41

45

46

37

32

40

Q. Our economic system in five years time?

Positive

42

51

44

37

40

52

45

58

64

61

66

71

85

57

75

86

88

84

Neutral

18

23

25

24

33

15

20

17

12

13

11

13

6

19

8

6

6

7

Neg.

40

26

31

40

27

33

34

24

24

27

22

16

9

24

17

7

6

9

Mean

-3

9

1

-11

2

5

0

14

16

16

19

30

39

12

33

45

51

43

Std dev.

53

53

54

52

48

57

53

53

51

52

49

46

37

48

48

40

36

39

Source: New Russia Barometers I to XVIII


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