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This survey was carried out 24 – 27 April 2020 with a representative sample of all Russian urban and rural residents. The sample was comprised of 1608 people age 18 or older. The survey was conducted by means of computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) through random digit dialing (RDD) of mobile and landlines. The statistical error for this study does not exceed 2.4%. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the total number of respondents.

DO YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY EXPECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (one answer; % of respondents whose households contain at least one working individual; N=1517; April 2020)

Delayed pay Reduced pay Reduced hours or layoffs
One or more of these is already happening. 25 32 26
One or more of these could happen in the coming weeks. 5 6 6
One or more of these could happen in the coming months. 11 14 15
I do not think any of these will happen in the near future. 50 40 47
It is difficult to say. 9 8 7

Differences in survey methodology do not allow a direct comparison between April survey results and earlier data (this question is regularly posed in face-to-face interviews.) However, while accounting for these limitations and not assigning a quantitative value to changes, we note that subjective assessments of the labor sector have become more negative compared to the end of last year.

DO YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY EXPECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (one answer; % of respondents whose households contain at least one working individual; N=1290; October 2019)

Delayed pay Reduced pay Reduced hours or layoffs
One or more of these is already happening. 13 14 14
One or more of these could happen in the coming weeks. 7 7 8
One or more of these could happen in the coming months. 11 18 19
I do not think any of these will happen in the near future. 63 54 49
It is difficult to say. 4 7 9

DO YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY EXPECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (one answer; % of respondents whose households contain at least one working individual; April 2020)

Respondents whose household contains at least one working individual Respondents employed in the public sector Respondents employed in the   non-state sector
Number of Respondents       1517 300 608
DO YOU CURRENTLY EXPECT DELAYS IN PAYMENTS?
This is already happening. 25 12 37
This could happen in the coming weeks. 5 4 7
This could happen in the coming months. 11 8 14
I do not think this will happen in the near future. 50 74 37
It is difficult to say. 9 3 5
DO YOU CURRENTLY EXPECT A REDUCTION IN PAY?
This is already happening. 32 18 44
This could happen in the coming weeks. 6 7 8
This could happen in the coming months. 14 15 13
I do not think this will happen in the near future. 40 56 30
It is difficult to say. 8 4 5
DO YOU CURRENTLY EXPECT REDUCED HOURS OR LAYOFFS?
This is already happening. 26 14 28
This could happen in the coming weeks. 6 3 8
This could happen in the coming months. 15 12 17
I do not think this will happen in the near future. 47 66 44
It is difficult to say. 7 5 4

DO YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY EXPECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (one answer; % of respondents whose households contain at least one working individual; April 2020)

Respondents whose household contains at least one working individual Moscow Pop.     >500 000 Pop. 100-500 000 Pop.   <100 000 Rural
Number of Respondents       1517 128 369 308 337 376
DO YOU CURRENTLY EXPECT DELAYS IN PAYMENTS?
This is already happening. 25 24 29 27 26 20
This could happen in the coming weeks. 5 5 4 4 7 7
This could happen in the coming months. 11 12 13 11 9 10
I do not think this will happen in the near future. 50 47 45 52 49 55
It is difficult to say. 9 13 9 7 10 8
DO YOU CURRENTLY EXPECT A REDUCTION IN PAY?
This is already happening. 32 31 40 32 32 26
This could happen in the coming weeks. 6 8 4 7 7 6
This could happen in the coming months. 14 23 12 16 13 14
I do not think this will happen in the near future. 40 31 34 40 39 47
It is difficult to say. 8 8 9 5 10 8
DO YOU CURRENTLY EXPECT REDUCED HOURS OR LAYOFFS?
This is already happening. 26 30 31 22 25 23
This could happen in the coming weeks. 6 7 7 8 6 2
This could happen in the coming months. 15 19 14 14 15 16
I do not think this will happen in the near future. 47 38 44 48 47 51
It is difficult to say. 7 6 4 8 7 9

Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).

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