Article 13219

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Osyanin Andrey Nikolaevich, Candidate of sociological sciences, associate professor, sub-department of philosophy, Nizhny Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation (3 Ankudinovskoe highway, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), E-mail: 

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Background. The practice of conducting sociological research aimed at the study of social reality led to the fact that at the end of the 70s the study of the phenomenon of social mood began. One of the first definitions of social sentiment suggests considering it as a relatively stable, but weakly expressed and rapidly fading feeling. This idea to one degree or another was shared by many researchers until the 1980s and 1990s. With the development of ideas about the mood, this concept is filled with a new connotation and is interpreted not only as an element of consciousness and behavior, but also as a decisive factor in the process of explaining fundamental changes in public life. This indicates the role that social mood plays in the process of determining the course of socio-economic, socio-political and spiritual processes, and also acts as an indicator of the increasing role of the subjective factor in solving various social problems. In this regard, it seems relevant to conduct a comparative analysis of the public mood, attitudes, interests, which will allow identifying the dynamics of social well-being of Russian citizens in 2016–2017.
Materials and methods. The main provisions of the article are based on the results of the omnibus study “Courier”, conducted on a representative sample of 1600 people (population over 18 years old) by the Analytical Center of Yuri Levada (“Levada Center”).
Results and conclusions. Evaluation of their own mood by citizens is unstable. A slight trend to increase positive ratings begins in the spring of 2017. The balance of assessments of one’s mood is in the area of positive values, which is an indicator of the “safety margin” of the population. Situational mood swings that occur under the influence of both external and internal factors and in some cases cause concern, but, in general, do not change the overall positive trend of social mood. 

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social mood, public mood, analysis of sociological data, social fears 

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