OREANDA-NEWS  The share of opponents of the introduction of electronic documents in the Russian Federation is growing, follows from the survey data of the research center of the SuperJob portal. So, if in 2019 28% of respondents believed that digitalization of personal documents was not necessary, then in 2023 their share increased to 40%. 38% of respondents agree to the electronic format while maintaining the use of paper analogues, and only 11 are ready to completely abandon them in favor of numbers. The trend raises the question of ethical and social aspects of digital solutions, including citizens' trust in the state. According to experts, the discussion of the ethical and social effects of digitalization of various aspects of public life is not actively conducted.

The survey by the SuperJob research center (1.6 thousand economically active people from all districts of the Russian Federation) was conducted on March 3-6, 2023 — after Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the government in February announced support for the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to conduct an experiment with a digital identity card on a smartphone.

Only 27% of respondents would like to have a document in their phone that could replace a passport in some situations (there are no plans to cancel a paper document), more than half (58%) refused this, 15% found it difficult to answer.