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22 August 2016

Ukraine turns 25: achievements and defeats (public opinion)

If a referendum for the independence of Ukraine was held today, 87% of Ukrainians would vote in favor of the act of independence, which is close to the figure during the referendum held in 1991 (89%). The most notable changes in the perception of citizens were observed in the southern and eastern regions of the country. Read more about the changes in public opinion over 25 years of independence in this press release.

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6 July 2016

Public Opinion about NATO: a new perspective

The referendum regarding membership in NATO had it been conducted in 2015-2016 would have definitely been a victory as according to polling conducted in 2016 the results showed that 78% of voters would have supported Ukraine joining NATO in a referendum.

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24 May 2016

Two years of President Petro Poroshenko in office: changes in public opinion

Trust in government institutions remains extremely low and the trust in the president continues to fall: from +5% in December 2014, -40% in December 2015 to -48% in May 2016.

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29 December 2015

2015: political overview – public opinion

In 2015 the leaders of trust in society were volunteers (in December 2015 68% of them trust, while 19% do not trust, hence the difference is +48%). Further, according to the level of trust there is the traditional leader – namely, the church (the trust/distrust ratio is +44%). The trust of the people in the Armed Forces of Ukraine prevails over those who do not trust in them (+22%), the trust/distrust ratio in non-government organizations is also positive (+10%), the balanced trust and distrust in the attitudes towards the mass media of Ukraine (0%) and the turst in Ukraine’s mass media is constantly in decline: in 2010 the trust-distrust ration was +26%.

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8 December 2015

If a referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO was held today, it would definitely be a victory

A referendum on Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be a sure win: 75% of voters would support Ukraine’s accession to NATO. Moreover, such a result is 11% higher than it would have been in the summer of 2015 in a hypothetical referendum (64%) based on approximately the same predicted turnout.

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13 November 2015

People’s attitudes to the events in the Donbas: the price of peace and solutions to the conflict

The majority of the population of Ukraine (75%) is oriented towards reaching a compromise in resolving the armed conflict in the Donbas region. At the same time, only 21% out of them agree to compromises with whomever and on any issue regarding peace at any cost, while other 54% responded that it is worth agreeing to compromises for the sake of peace, though not to all. 14% of population support a military solution to the conflict in the event of the clear victory of one of the sides.

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16 October 2015

Only three political parties have a chance of hurdling the 5% threshold in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts at the local elections

The data of polling conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation jointly with the Ukrainian Sociology Service in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (on the territories controlled by Ukraine) from October 3-12, 2015 are testimony to this fact. The polling was conducted with the financial support of the British Embassy in Ukraine.

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24 September 2015

Foreign policy of Ukraine: assessments and expectations of the public

51% of Ukrainians give their voting preference to the benefit of Ukraine’s membership in the European Union, while only 17% give their preference to integration in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). At the same time, nearly a third of the population (31%) cannot define their integration priorities.

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9 September 2015

Reforms in Ukraine: public opinion of citizens

The overwhelming majority of Ukrainias do not believe in the success of reforms tht the government is trying to implement: 32% have certain hopes, although they do not believe that this will happen and 30% are totally hopeless. However, only 30% on the whole believe that reforms will be successful.

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16 March 2015

Judiciary reform: public opinion poll, judges and experts surveys

The necessity to implement the judiciary reform in Ukraine is supported by the majority of Ukrainian citizens, at that 46% consider that this reform is one of the most urgent tasks and should start as soon as possible. Another 34% of respondents also observed the necessity to reform judiciary system, but stated that there are tasks of the greater importance and the judiciary reform can be delayed for some time.

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22 January 2015

What factors unite and divide Ukrainians?

The notion of the existence of two almost equal identities in Ukraine – namely, Ukrainian and Russian – does not correspond to reality. Such a conclusion can be drawn on the grounds of research conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation jointly with the social service Ukrainian Sociology Service ordered by the International Center for Policy Studies from December 25, 2014 to January 15, 2015.

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23 December 2014

Majority of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk residents want Donbas to stay inside Ukraine

Donbas should remain a part of Ukraine, predominant majority of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk inhabitants answered. More specifically, 27% of respondent think that Donbas should stay inside Ukraine with current rights and privileges, while 45% want more independence from Kyiv.

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