"Ukraine-EU relations"


On November 15-18, the Gorshenin Institute ran a telephone poll: Ukraine-EU relations.

Overall 1000 respondents were questioned based on a random sample, above 18 y.o., in all regional capitals of Ukraine, in Kyiv and Sevastopol. Quotas were fixed for regions of living, gender and age of the respondents. The representation error of the study does not exceed +/-3,2%.

1. How would you generally evaluate the current relations between the European Union and Ukraine?

Certainly friendly – 12,7%

Rather friendly – 21,0%

Neutral – 45,3%

Rather not friendly – 9,0%

Certainly not friendly – 3,8%

Difficult to answer – 8,2%

2. How do you generally see the future of the Ukraine-EU relations shortly?

They will improve – 42,3%

They will remain the same – 33,9%

They will degrade – 14,3%

Difficult to answer – 9,5%

3. What extent of the rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU do you consider practical?

(several answers may be chosen at the same time)

Visa-free travels of citizens – 76,3%

Cultural exchanges – 69,0%

Common customs area – 51,6%

Common foreign policy – 35,1%

Common currency – 23,7%

Common legislation – 14,0%

Common army – 10,4%

Common authorities – 8,8%

Rapprochement is not expedient – 3,6%

Other – 0,4%

Difficult to answer – 5,0%

4. What is your personal attitude towards the simplification of the visa regime between Ukraine and the EU?

Certainly positive – 76,7%

Rather positive – 11,8%

Rather negative – 1,3%

Certainly negative – 3,2%

Difficult to answer – 7,0%

5. What do you think, has the economical situation in Ukraine improved or degraded over the past 8 months?

It has certainly improved – 4,8%

It has rather improved – 15,6%

It has rather degraded – 25,6%

It has certainly degraded – 35,8%

Difficult to answer – 18,2%

6. How do you think has the situation with the freedom of speech and democracy changed in Ukraine over the past 8 months?

It has certainly improved – 6,3%

It has rather improved – 12,7%

It has rather degraded – 21,9%

It has certainly degraded – 20,3%

Difficult to answer – 38,8%

7. How do you think has the level of corruption changed in Ukraine over the past 8 months?

It has increased – 31,2%

It has not changed – 44,8%

It has decreased – 10,8%

Difficult to answer – 13,2%

8. Please tell whether the course of the local elections in Ukraine was democratic or not democratic?

Certainly democratic – 21,3%

Rather democratic – 19,0%

Rather not democratic – 15,2%

Certainly not democratic – 28,0%

Difficult to answer – 16,5%

9. Do you think there have been infractions or frauds during the last local elections?

Certainly yes – 36,2%

Rather yes – 22,2%

Rather no – 12,5%

Certainly not – 10,8%

Difficult to answer – 18,3%




Co-organisers: Gorshenin Institute and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Ukraine&Belarus, with support of the National Committee for Industrial Development



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