"Ukrainians’ attitude to the Ukrainian Army"

11.10.2010

On October 8th-10th, 2010, Gorshenin Institute has conducted the phone survey «Ukrainians’ attitude to the Ukrainian Army».

A total of 1000 respondents age 18 or older representing all 25 regional centers, Kiev and Sebastopol, were selected at random following a systematic procedure aimed at filling sex, age and community quotas. The margin of error is no higher then +/-3.2%.

How would evaluate the state of the Ukrainian Army?

  • Very good – 2.3%
  • Rather good – 14.2%
  • Rather bad – 48.4%
  • Very bad – 25.6%
  • Don't have an answer – 9.5%

Do you trust the Ukrainian Army?

  • I trust it completely – 4.7%
  • I trust it somewhat – 27.2%
  • I do not trust it much – 44.7%
  • I do not trust it at all – 18.2%
  • Don't have an answer – 5.2%

Do you think the Ukrainian Army is capable of defending Ukraine in case of a military threat from other countries?

  • Definitely yes – 3.7%
  • Rather yes – 24.7%
  • Rather no – 45.7%
  • Definitely no – 21.4%
  • Don't have an answer – 4.5%

What kind of Army, in your opinion, the Ukrainian Army should be?

  • Comprising of draftees only – 6.8%
  • Comprising of contractors only – 23.7%
  • Comprising of both contractors and draftees – 62.7%
  • Don't have an answer – 6.8%

Do you judge the young people of draft age who avoid serving their army duty?

  • Definitely yes – 11.2%
  • Rather yes – 19.7%
  • Most likely no – 40.1%
  • Definitely no – 22.7%
  • Don't have an answer – 6.3%

Why in your opinion young people do not want to serve in the army today?

(multiples choices are permissible)

  • Loosing of year of education and the possibility of professional growth – 47.9%
  • Hazing and abuses on the part of officers and veterans – 42.6%
  • Lack of patriotism and the sense of duty before their country – 32.1%
  • Poor health of the young people of draft age – 31.9%
  • Effeminacy and fear of challenges of the army life – 26.7%
  • Bad living condition and bad nutrition – 25.4%
  • Discredit of the army by the media – 15.4%
  • Spread of the pacific moods in the Ukrainian society – 6.2%
  • Other – 4.2%
  • Don't have an answer – 3.5%

In your opinion is it prestigious to be in the military today?

  • Definitely yes – 6.4%
  • Rather yes – 16.7%
  • Rather no – 43.8%
  • Definitely no – 22.5%
  • Don't have an answer – 10.6%

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