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Country heading in wrong direction, most Romanians think

According to an opinion poll conducted by the Romanian Institute for Evalu­ation and Strategy (IRES) in collaboration with TVR Cluj on December 13-15, most Romanians believe that things are going in the wrong direction. Asked “Do you believe things in Romania are heading in the right direction or in the wrong direction,” 81 per cent of respondents chose the latter, while 14 per cent think the contrary. Likewise, 2 per cent of respondents did not answer, while 4 per cent said they do not know. When asked the same question, 82 per cent of the people living in rural areas stated that things are going in the wrong direction, only 13.4 per cent stating the opposite. 3.3 per cent of them said they do not know, while 1.3 per cent did not answer. In urban areas 79.6 per cent believe things are going in the wrong direction, 14.8 per cent believing the opposite. 3.8 per cent answered “I don’t know” and 1.8 per cent did not answer. From a regional point of view, 81.7 per cent of Romanians living in the South, Bucharest and Dobrogea included, believe that things are going in the wrong direction, followed by those living in Moldavia (80.4 per cent) and those living in Transylvania and Banat (79.5 per cent). 15 per cent of Transylvanians believe things are going in the right direction, an opinion shared by 14.1 per cent of those living in the South and 12.9 per cent of Moldavians.

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