25% CANNOT AFFORD THE NECESSARY
25 percent of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia cannot afford to buy the most necessary items for a normal living, however, as much as 56 percent the Macedonians said they laid hopes in Government's activities.
This was said in the United Nations Development Programme “Early Warning Report” survey conducted by Brima Gallup with a nationwide representative sample of 1,058 respondents, of which 822 ethnic Macedonians and representatives of other ethnic groups, and 236 ethnic Albanians.
25% of the respondents said they can not buy even the absolutely necessary, 57.8%
said they can buy only the absolutely necessary, 15.2% said they can buy more than the necessary, and only 1.9% said they can afford to buy everything they like.
43.3% of the respondent said they have no income, 11.0% said they received some income, but not on regular basis, and 45.6% of Macedonians receive regular income.
On the question "Where do you see your future in terms of employment?", the respondent answered as follows: private company 20.5%, state owned company 15.0%, public administration 6.1%, self-employment 14.3%, working abroad, 21.0% and nowhere, there is no prosperity 16.5%.
MD: Unemployment, corruption and poverty are still very big problems in Macedonia and it's getting worse everyday, many had it much better in the nineties. Something should be done and fast, let's hope this government will do any good!