One third of Macedonians considered poor, 70 percent accuse the government

One third of Macedonians considered poor, 70 percent accuse the government
A third of Macedonian citizens, or 33.5 percent, consider themselves poor, and 68.7 percent of them blame the government for its poor economic situation. This is shown in the results of the Internet poll of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy "Finance Think", conducted by 1,062 respondents in the period January-February this year. Only 15 percent of the poor blame themselves for the poor state they are in.Only 2.5% of respondents said they were wealthy. Their situation is quite different - as many as 81% of them consider that they personally, or another family member, are responsible for their wealth. While none of them credited their wealth to the government.

64% of the respondents declared themselves as middle class, which, according to the survey, are those with incomes between 20 and 50 thousand denars. Only 3% of respondents answered that middle class includes those who earn up to 20,000 denars.

As many as 37 percent of the respondents consider that the middle class is usually characterized by decent work and salary, 12.5 percent as an opportunity for a good vacation, while the majority of the respondents (43 percent) consider that the middle class includes those who, in addition to the previous two conditions, possess a fine car and at least one more apartment or house, aside from the one they live in.

(A.F.)

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