IMM Istanbul Statistics Office has started a new research series that will keep the pulse of the city.
With the research, which will be published every month under the name of Istanbul Barometer, data on many topics from the household agenda to emotional state levels, from economic preferences to job satisfaction will be shared. In the October report of the series, which received opinions from randomly selected 622 Istanbul residents, the primary agenda of the public was Coronavirus and economic problems. In the report, where 59,8 percent of those who said the economy would get worse, Istanbulites listed the three most important problems of the city as poverty with 18,8, unemployment with 18,3 percent and transportation with 18,3 percent.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Istanbul Statistics Office announced the Istanbul Barometer report, the first of a new research series to be published regularly every month. The report was prepared by phone calls with 26 residents of Istanbul randomly selected between October 4 and November 2020, 622. Istanbul Barometer will be able to analyze the opinions of the people of Istanbul on hot agenda issues, their awareness and attitude towards municipal services, thanks to the surveys that will be conducted with questions on the same theme every month. According to the report, the public's agenda in October was as follows:
AGENDA, CORONAVIRUS AND ECONOMY AT HOME
At the October Istanbul Barometer, participants were asked about their domestic agendas and the topic they focused on this month in an open-ended way. 45 percent of the participants stated that the most talked about subject in the family is the Coronavirus. The second important agenda after the coronavirus was economic problems with 34,9 percent. The most mentioned problems among the economic problems are; the cost of living, unemployment and the increase in foreign currency. It was seen that the third agenda in the house was related to education. Under the heading of education, basic issues such as opening schools, access to online education and the future of children were among the most talked about topics at Istanbul's home this month.
CORONAVIRUS IS FIRST
69,5 percent of the participants stated that the most important agenda of Istanbul in October was Coronavirus. The opening of the Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey metro line came to the fore as the second important agenda topic with 7,7 percent.
THE AZERBAIJAN-ARMENIA PROBLEM HIGHLIGHTS
28,9 percent of respondents in October Turkey's most important agenda of the Armenian-Azerbaijani problems, experienced in foreign exchange rates The sudden rise 24,4 percent, he said. Coronavirus is ranked third in Turkey's agenda was seen as an important agenda.
THE ECONOMY IS THOUGHT WILL GO BAD
Surveyed people who directed "Turkey here believe the economy will change in what direction in the near term" of the question, so 59,8 of the respondents "I think it will worsen Turkey's economy" response, while he thinks it will change to 19,7 percent, 20,5 percent would improve Turkey's economy stated that he was thinking.
CITIZEN IS ANYTHING ABOUT ITS ECONOMIC STATUS
To the question “How do you think your own economic situation will change in the near future”, 54,6 percent of the respondents said “I think my economic situation will deteriorate”, while 30,4 percent said they think it will not change. 15 percent said they expected their economic situation to improve.
GAIN IS NOT SUFFICIENT
When asked to the participants, "When you think about the month of October, which of the following describes your subsistence situation", 50,8 percent stated that they could not earn enough to make a living, 41,6 percent said that they could earn enough to make a living, while only 7,6 percent said they could save. As the investment tool most used by those who can save, gold came first, and foreign currency came second.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE PROBLEM
39,1 percent of respondents stated that they borrowed in October, while only 9 percent said they lent money. When asked to the participants, "How much of your credit card debt paid in October", 25,4 percent replied that they paid all, 21,7 percent paid the minimum amount, 4,6 percent paid less than the minimum amount, while 8,9 percent said. shared that u could not pay at all. 35,1 percent of the participants stated that they do not use credit cards.
BUY FROM MOSTLY DISCOUNT MARKETS
To the question "Which of the sales places did you shop in October?", Where more than one answer can be selected to the participants, 69,9 percent of the participants were from discount markets, 42,9 percent from the neighborhood market, 31,8 percent from small shopkeepers, 25,8 percent from other 19 percent online, 9,2 percent from shopping malls.
THREE PROBLEMS: POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, TRANSPORTATION
18,8 percent of respondents answered poverty to the question "What is the most important problem of Istanbul?", While other answers are 18,3 percent unemployment, 18,3 percent transportation, 11,9 percent disasters / earthquakes, 6,9 percent discrimination, 5,8 percent occurred as urban transformation.
ONE THIRD OF EMPLOYEES FEAR OF EXCLUSION
While 53 percent of the respondents stated that they are working, 68,8 percent of the employees are satisfied with their job, 10,9 percent are neither satisfied nor unsatisfied, and 20,4 percent are not satisfied with their job. 33,8 of them said "Yes" and 66,2 percent said "No" to the question asked to the employees as "Are you afraid of being fired".
61 PERCENT DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT WILL FIND JOB
61,4 percent of the participants stated that they do not believe that they will find a job, while 15,7 percent stated that they were undecided, and 22,9 percent said that they believed they would find a job.
STRESS LEVEL OUT OF 10 7,3
When the participants were asked about their emotional state in October, their stress level was determined to be 10 out of 7,3, while their anxiety level was found to be 6,3 and their sadness level to be 5,6. While the average stress level of women was 7,8, it was observed that men were 6,8.
LIFE SATISFACTION UNDER 5
While the life satisfaction level of the participants was assessed as 10 out of 4,8, their happiness level was determined as 5,2 and their level of peace was determined as 5,7. While women rated their average happiness level as 10 out of 5, men were seen as 5,4.
DISCUSSIONS ARE MOST IN FAMILY ENVIRONMENT
While 35,8 percent of the participants answered “Yes” to the question “Did you have a loud discussion with anyone in October”, the place where the most discussion took place was the family environment. The business environment, on the other hand, was determined as another place where the discussion took place the most.
PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL ACTIVITY IS VERY LOW
95,1 percent of the participants stated that they did not participate in any cultural activities in October.
GREAT SUPPORT TO IMM'S TAXI APPLICATION
While 28,8 percent of the participants stated that they were satisfied with the existing taxi service, 24,7 percent answered that they are neither satisfied nor not. 46,5 percent of the participants shared that they were not satisfied with the existing taxi driving practice. 53,6 percent of the participants stated that they were not aware of the taxi arrangement planned to be implemented by IMM. 81,4 percent of the participants who were informed about the new taxi arrangement to be implemented stated that they would support the application to be implemented by IMM, while 9,9 percent did not support it and 8,7 percent stated that they were undecided.
CITIZEN IS SATISFIED WITH PUBLIC VOTING
When the participants were asked about the square arrangement and design competitions held in Taksim, Salacak and Bakırköy squares, which are important points of Istanbul, it was determined that 65,8 percent of the participants were not informed. After giving information about the competitions, 90,5 percent of the participants stated that they support IMM's voting of urban squares.
SUPPORT FOR MOTHER CARD APPLICATION 93,7 PERCENT
While 0 percent of the participants stated that they heard about the Mother Card application, which allows mothers with children between the ages of 4-55,5 to benefit from public transportation free of charge, 93,7 percent stated that they supported the application.
THERE ARE MORE THAN WAS THERE VERTICAL GARDENS
When asked about the removal of vertical gardens on the roadside, which is one of the frequently mentioned topics in the media in October, it was seen that 57,4 percent of the participants were aware of the issue. While 50,8 percent of the participants saw the existence of vertical gardens as waste, 12,3 percent said they were indecisive and 36,9 percent did not see it as waste. In addition, 51,8 percent of the participants stated that it was correct to remove it, 11,3 percent said they were undecided and 36,9 percent said that it was not right. The study of speaking walls, which was made instead of vertical gardens, was supported by 59,3 percent of the participants.