UDC 316.658

THE IMPACT OF THE SUBJECTIVE SENSE OF HAPPINESS ON THE PERCEPTION OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SITUATION

Smoleva Elena Olegovna
Institute of Socio- Economic Development of Territories of Russian Academy of Science
researcher of the Department study of the level and lifestyle of the population

Abstract
The article presents the results of a poll in the Vologda region in 2015. The author studied the level of happiness and the effect of subjective well-being in the perception of socio-economic and political situation in the country and the region. The respondents believe that the situation in the country and the region is tense and explosive. Among the people who feel unhappy, tense and explosive situation in Russia mark 79% of respondents. Every second expressed dissatisfaction with that fact. In the spring of 2015 in the region was of the low level of interpersonal trust, dominated by negative assessments of social cohesion. The activities of the federal authorities approve more often than regional. Respondents gave the low assessment of the economic situation of the country and the region, and quite pessimistic forecast of development. However, the happy people appreciate the world more positively: they have higher levels of confidence in the actions of the authorities and of patience, they gave a more optimistic forecast of the economic situation in Russia and the region.

Keywords: happiness, life satisfaction, social and economic situation, subjective well-being, the level of confidence, the political situation, the potential of protest


Category: Sociology

Article reference:
The impact of the subjective sense of happiness on the perception of socio-economic and political situation // Humanities scientific researches. 2016. № 6 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://human.snauka.ru/en/2016/06/14952

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