Changing Attitudes in Macedonian Population: Trendlines for Q3 and Q4

The purpose of the quarterly surveys is to uncover and understand the intricacies of public opinion among the N Macedonian population. The survey, which is conducted every quarter, provides valuable insights into the diverse perspectives and attitudes of the population.

With a current population of around 2 million inhabitants, N Macedonia has made great strides in reforming its economy over the last decade. Like a middle-income country, more efforts are still needed to generate economic growth and improve living standards for all.

In this article, we explore insightful findings from our Probability-Based Panel in N Macedonia, comparing survey results obtained through our quarterly tracker in Q3 and Q4. Three economy-based questions were asked to the panelists besides the other questions, enabling us to gain valuable insights into the diverse perspectives and attitudes of the population.

The panelists that were invited to participate were chosen randomly without any stratification or propensity scores. All the data has been weighted for age, gender, education, employment status and region.

With Lifepanel, we provide nationally representative samples from our established panel, limiting participants to one survey per month, for which participants receive proper incentives.

Concerns about the economic situation in N  Macedonia

Concerns about the economic situation in N Macedonia have been on the rise in recent years. The country has faced numerous challenges, including high unemployment rates and a significant informal economy.

From the graphics presented, it is evident that majority of the panelists expressed extreme concern regarding the economic situation in N Macedonia. Moreover, there has been a slight increase in the percentage of panelists expressing this concern from Q3 to Q4. This upward trend highlights the need for attention and action to address the economic challenges faced by the country.

Thoughts on whether the government should freeze grocery prices

The next question addressed the issue of whether the government should freeze grocery prices. To analyze this, a comparison was made between the answers provided in both quarters. This comparison aims to shed light on the opinions and perspectives of respondents from different time periods. By examining the similarities and differences in their answers, valuable insights could be gained regarding the public’s stance on this topic.

The data presented in the chart reveals a strong consensus among the panelists regarding the government’s intervention in grocery prices. The majority of respondents strongly believe that the government should freeze grocery prices, with an equal percentage in both quarters. These figures highlight the widespread support for this measure. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that out of all the panelists, less than 12% voiced their disagreement with the proposal to freeze grocery prices. This percentage is much lower compared to the majority who supported the idea.

Thoughts on the price of groceries in N Macedonia

This final question is also crucial for shaping public opinion and improving quality of life, prompting deeper reflection on the topic at hand.

Just like the previous question, when asked about the prices of groceries, the panelists responded with a very high rating. However, in the last quarter (Q4), there was a slight decrease in the percentage, indicating that better conditions may have been implemented. This decrease in the percentage opens the question if efforts have been made to address the issue of high grocery prices. It is possible that activities like controlling prices or managing the supply chain better have been taken to help consumers.

Furthermore, it is important to consider the broader context in which these changes have taken place. Economic factors such as inflation, changes in consumer demand, and fluctuations in the cost of raw materials can all influence grocery prices. Therefore, it is crucial to assess whether the decrease in the percentage is a result of external factors or proactive measures taken by the grocery industry.

Overall, while the slight decrease in the percentage suggests some improvement in grocery prices, further analysis is needed to determine the extent of these changes and their implications for consumers. Monitoring and evaluating ongoing trends in grocery prices will be crucial in order to gauge the effectiveness of any implemented measures and ensure that consumers are not unduly burdened by high costs, with which these type of surveys are crucial.

Categorize the responses based on gender for a more comprehensive analysis of the given questions

From the given chart, it is evident that when it comes to the perception of prices in N Macedonia, there is a notable difference between men and women. Men tend to believe that the prices are higher compared to women.

The number of men who support the government freezing grocery prices is higher compared to women. This suggests that men are more concerned about rising grocery costs and are in favor of government intervention to stabilize prices.

The last chart reveals almost equal concern about the economic situation in N Macedonia among both genders in Q3 and Q4. It is noteworthy to mention that the percentage has increased more for men from one quarter to another, rising from 52.6% to 53.5% in Q4, regarding the economic situation in N Macedonia. This indicates a growing unease among the male population concerning the state of the economy.

Conclusion on the survey

The findings from our Probability Panel in N Macedonia provide valuable insights into public opinion and attitudes. The survey results indicate a slight increase in the concern among panelists regarding the economic situation in N Macedonia. This highlights the need for immediate attention and action to address the economic challenges faced by the country.

Furthermore, the majority of panelists support the government’s intervention in freezing grocery prices. This widespread support suggests that there is a strong consensus among the population on this issue. It is important for policymakers to consider these findings and take appropriate measures to address the concerns of the public.

Our participants play a crucial role in shaping the future. By providing their valuable insights and opinions, they contribute to the creation of a positive change in society. We believe that every voice matters, and through Lifepanel, we offer individuals the opportunity to make a difference. With our established panel of nationally representative samples, we ensure that diverse perspectives are included in our research. By limiting participants to one survey per month, we maintain the quality and integrity of our data. Additionally, we provide proper incentives to show our appreciation for their time and effort.

Overall, these surveys play a vital role in shaping public opinion and improving the quality of life. By understanding the perspectives and attitudes of the population, policymakers can make informed decisions that address the concerns and needs of the people.

What is next?

As Q1 is up and going, we can compare countries’ responses on the trending topic, yielding valuable insights for the future. By analyzing the data from Q1, we will be able to delve into the varying perspectives and opinions of different countries on the trending topic. These results will provide us with valuable findings that can shape our understanding and guide future decisions. With each country offering its unique insights, we can uncover patterns, trends, and potential correlations that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. These findings will not only enrich our knowledge but also have practical applications in various fields such as politics and social sciences.

Aleksandra is a Marketing Coordinator at Sample Solutions B.V. and Lifepanel, with demonstrated success in driving growth and a belief in an analytical approach to marketing.