By Armen Dulian in Prague
A poll conducted by a Russian research center shows that 46 percent of citizens of Armenia “can hardly make their both ends meet”, while only 33 percent can actually “satisfy their essential needs”.
Russia’s “ROMIRO Monitoring” center conducted a poll among residents of five CIS countries, including Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova, as well as in Bulgaria and China.
The “Novoye Vremya” magazine writes that Armenians and Bulgarians have the worst opinion about their own situation and their countries’ economies. Ninety-one percent of citizens polled in Armenia thinks that the country’s economic situation is “poor” or “average”.
Answering the question of who will be the world’s most powerful nation in 20 years’ time, 34 percent of questioned Armenia’s citizens said it will be the United States, 25 percent spoke in favor of Russia and 19 percent mentioned the European Union.
Twenty-one percent of respondents in Russia see their country as the world’s leader in two decades, while the same percentage of Russians are convinced that the U.S. will preserve its world dominance.