85% of Russians don't want to move abroad

Only 13 percent of over 1,500 people polled by the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research (VTsIOM) said they would like to leave Russia, Kommersant reported on Monday.

Only 13 percent of over 1,500 people polled by the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research (VTsIOM) said they would like to leave Russia, Kommersant reported on July 13.

"According to a poll done by VTsIOM [which was conducted on July 4-5 and which surveys 1,600 people in 46 regions of Russia], 13 percent of the respondents said they would like to move to a different country to live and 85 percent said they would not like to leave Russia. Another 2 percent were undecided," the paper reported, citing the poll results.

According to the paper, a majority of those who "would like to" move abroad said they would like to do so due to higher living standards, wages, pensions or social benefits (40 percent), 9 percent said they would like to live in a country with a different climate, 7 percent are looking for "social security" and "stability," and 6 percent are looking for "career and business opportunities." Only 4 percent of the respondents said they "definitely don't like living in Russia."

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