The article is an attempt at evaluation of the social perception of principles according to which services are distributed. Its main aim was to obtain an answer to the question whether the solutions in the field of pricing policy (costs covered by individuals) applied in practice fid social acceptance and what postulates were put forward to improve it . The article is based on questionnaire surveys concerning mechanisms adopted in distribution of goods and services in four main spheres of social consumption i.e. health care, recreation, child care and education, and culture. The main research problems included collecting information about the social opinion on: scope of individual contributions in distribution of services, postulated level of such contributions for different goods and services, and the problem of uniform or differentiated contributions. The empirical materials allowed to formulate more general socially accepted solutions in the sphere of distribution of such goods and services.