July issue of the monthly monthly E-bulletin “Infofocus” was published
Dynamics of public opinion in Belarus:
Dynamics of social indices in the second quarter of 2015 continued to be formed under the influence of oppositely directed economic and political factors. Economic factor influence remains negative in general. Over January-May real disposable household income of citizens decreased by 4.2% comparatively to the same period of previous year, while January-March decrease amounted to only 3%. That is to say that income decrease rate increased. However, growth of consumer price index did not slow down. In January it amounted to 102.4% comparatively to December, in May it amounted 100.7% comparatively to April.
Over 70% of Belarusian citizens are ready to take part in the forthcoming presidential election. These are the results of a survey conducted by the Center of sociological and political studies of BSU, which were made public by the leader of the center D. Rotman on a TV-show on the 28th of June.
Electoral rating of A. Lukashenko, which lost 6.8 points in March, increased again and is close to its December value (Graph 1). Let us remind you that electoral rating is the percentage of votes, which a politician received in answers to an open question (no list) “If presidential elections were held tomorrow, for whom would you vote?”