Russians began to eat less alcohol, the survey showed

The use of alcoholic beverages in Russia, as well as their sales decline, according to a survey by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

According to the survey on November 5, 2017, only 12% of respondents answered that often drink alcohol, 59% rarely, 28% don’t drink, and 1% of Russians were undecided, while according to a 17 February 2002 percentage often consume alcohol were more — 23% of respondents then answered that I drink often, 54 percent said rarely drink alcohol, 21% answered that they do not drink, and 2% found it difficult to answer.

Also, these polls capture the decline in the sale of alcoholic beverages to the population, in 2001 they accounted for 120,3 million decaliters in 2005 — 133,2 million decaliters in 2010 to 127.6 million decaliters, in 2014 110,5 million gallons in 2015 — 99,2 million decaliters, and in 2016 — 96,8 million decaliters.

According to VTSIOM, falls and the volume of production of vodka, in 2001 and 2005, it was 107 million gallons in 2010 to 95 million gallons in 2014 — 69 million gallons in 2015 of 63 million gallons in 2016 — 73 million decaliters.