According to a survey conducted by R&B Group in June 2020, quarantine did not significantly worsen the financial situation of Ukrainian families.
In February (at the beginning of quarantine) citizens assessed their income as:
8% – generally good;
51% – average;
37% – bad.
In April, after the introduction of quarantine measures and restrictions, citizens gave the following answers:
11% – believe that the income in the family as a whole is good (this figure has even increased slightly);
57% – believe that their income is average (also this figure has increased);
30% – believe that the income of families is bad (we see that this category has decreased).
During the survey in the next three months, these indicators remained almost unchanged.
Quarantine had a much more significant effect on people’s social optimism during the polls. This is how we can see the progression of citizens’ pessimism about their financial situation:
In February 20% – in April 62% of respondents believe that their financial situation will deteriorate in the near future;
In February, 44% – in April, 34% of respondents believe that their financial situation will remain unchanged.
The mood of the population was affected by the weakening of quarantine measures, which began to change the negative dynamics.