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The three most important problems in Istanbul: ‘earthquake, economy, transportation’




The most important transport economy problem for the Istanbul earthquake

The second “Istanbul Barometer” survey has been published by IMM Istanbul, which measures the city’s pulse. In this second report, the public’s primary agenda was COVID-19 and economic problems. The three most important problems in Istanbul were expressed as potential Istanbul earthquake, economic and transportation problems, respectively. The rate of those who believed that both the country and their economy would deteriorate increased. 60.2 percent of respondents said they could not earn enough to live in November. 87.6 per cent said they could not afford an urgent unexpected expense of 5,000 TL by their own means. While 49.6% of respondents stated that they were working, 28.7% said they feared dismissal. 75% of job seekers believe that they will not be able to find a job in the near future. The majority of participants support taxi checks, Covit-19 measures and smoking bans.

In October, the Istanbul Metropolitan Statistics Office began publishing the “Istanbul Barometer” research, which measures the pulse of Istanbul residents on many topics from local agendas to mood levels, from economic preferences to job satisfaction. With the Istanbul Barometer, the periodic surveys that will be conducted with questions on the same topic every month will enable Istanbul citizens to analyze their thoughts on hot agenda issues, their awareness and attitude towards municipal services. The “Istanbul Barometer Report for November 2020” was prepared by speaking to 23 Istanbul residents by phone between November 1 and 2020 December 850. According to the report, the public’s agenda for November was as follows:

The Domestic Agenda: Covid-19 and Economic Issues

Participants were asked what was most talked about at home in November. 55,3% of respondents mentioned Covid-19, 27% economic problems and 6% Izmir earthquake occurring. Compared to October, Covid-19 was noted to have increased its place on the family agenda.

Istanbul agenda: Covid-19, Istanbul Canal, Formula 1

73,1% of the participants mentioned that Covid-19, 13,3% of the Istanbul Canal project and 5,2% of the participants mentioned that Formula 1 was Istanbul’s agenda.

Turkey’s agenda: Izmir earthquake, Covidan-19 vaccine studies, exchange rates

41.7 per cent of the respondents caused the Izmir earthquake, 16.1 per cent of Dr Ozlem Turiçi, Prof. Dr. Ujur Sahin and his team caused vaccine studies, 12 per cent of foreign exchange rate movements, and said Turkey was on the agenda.

The three most important problems: earthquakes, economic and transportation problems

I addressed to the participants, “What do you think is the most important problem in Istanbul?” 60.4% answered the possible Istanbul earthquake, 52.6% of the economic problems, and 41.1% with transportation.

55.1% believe that the country’s economy will deteriorate

A drop of 55.1 percent compared to the rate dropped in October will worsen in the near term given Turkey’s economy. The rate of those who believe that the economy will recover in the near term increased compared to October, at 22.8 percent. The rate of those who think the path of the economy will not change increased compared to October to 22.1%.

Increased those who believed their economy would decline

The proportion of those who believe their economy will deteriorate in the near term has increased compared to October, at 55.3%. The rate of those who think they will improve compared to October increased by 16.6%; The percentage of those who believe that their path will not change compared to October decreased to 28.1 percent.

60.2 percent cannot earn enough money to live

60.2% of respondents stated that they could not earn enough to earn a living, and 36.3% of them stated that they earn enough to earn a living. Only 3.5% of respondents stated that they could save this month. Compared to October, the rate of those who cannot coexist has increased.

You can invest 6,7%

The number of respondents using investment tools decreased compared to the previous month and became 6.7%. 56.1% of respondents who invested reported that they had bought gold and 43.9% had bought foreign currencies.

Increasing the borrowing rate

Participants’ borrowing rate increased to 44 percent compared to October, and the lending rate decreased to 3.2 percent. 2.4% of respondents said they borrowed and loaned money, and 50.4% said they did not do anything.

More people were unable to pay off their credit card debt

Among participants using credit cards, the number of those who paid their credit card statement in full decreased by 36 percent compared to the previous month, the number who paid the minimum amount was 33.2 percent, and the number of those who did not pay increased their credit card debt to 18.6 percent.

The majority are unable to meet urgent, unexpected needs

72.6 percent of respondents stated that they could not afford urgent unexpected expenses of 1,000 TL and 87.6 percent of 5,000 TL by their own means.

Shop 59.1 percent at discount stores

Which outlets did you shop in in November? Where more than one answer can be chosen. 59.1% of respondents were from discount markets, 39.2% from neighborhood market, 26.5% from convenience store owners, 22.2% from online markets, 18.8% from other supermarkets and 6.7%, XNUMX of them mentioned that they were shopping in malls. Compared to October, while the number of shoppers from discount and adjacent markets decreased, the number of shoppers from online markets increased.

Priority should be given to social assistance and earthquakes

Several answers can be given, “If you had Istanbul municipality budget planning, which areas would you give priority in Istanbul?” 37.6 percent of respondents answered social assistance, 36.3 percent answered that the war against the earthquake, 26.5 percent supported students, 24.9 percent responded to urban transformation, and 15.8 percent responded with transportation.

28.7 percent fear dismissal

49.6% of respondents stated that they were employed. 73.7% of working participants stated that they were satisfied with their work, 18.4% were dissatisfied, and 28.7% were afraid of dismissal.

75 percent of job seekers believe they will never find a job

While 21.6 percent of unemployed respondents stated that they were students or were unable to find a job, 75 percent of this group did not believe they would find a job in the near future.

The level of stress has increased among Istanbul residents

The levels of stress and anxiety of Istanbul residents increased compared to the previous month. His stress level was 10 out of 7,5 and his anxiety level was 7,1. While the average stress level for women was 8, it was observed that men were 7,1.

Life satisfaction decreased

Life satisfaction was measured as 4,4 and happiness 4,7. Both levels are lower compared to the previous month. While the average level of life satisfaction for women was 4,6, it was 4,2 for men.

The rate of loud discussion decreased

Compared to October, the percentage of participants who entered the tumultuous debate decreased to 30.4%. The rate decreased in transport / traffic, and increased in the business environment.

88.4% support taxi inspection

While 88.4 percent of respondents supported the IMM’s implementation of criminal inspections and procedures for taxi drivers who pick passengers based on their distance and beat their customers, 6.5 percent stated that they did not.

62.3 percent support COVID-19 measures

In November, he said he supported the restrictions taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak by 62.3%, not 33.4%.

The percentage of those who support a smoking ban is 85.8 percent

Turkey set out as part of the street, in the streets and squares of smoking ban. 85.8 percent of the respondents stated that they supported 89.2 percent of women, and the average for men was 82.9.

The percentage of those who participate in regular sports is 23.9%

The percentage of participants who regularly participated in sporting activities in November was measured at 23.9 percent. Among those who reported exercising regularly, 70.6 percent said they walk lightly, 17.9 percent do fitness, bodybuilding, 8 percent run, 4 percent do yoga, Pilates, etc. They mentioned that he was involved in sports activities.

He prefers outdoor sports

I instructed the participants “Where have you been in regular sporting activities?” 66 percent said they did so outdoors and 20.5 percent indoors.


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