“Independence of Ukraine”


On 22-23 August, 2010, Gorshenin Institute has conducted a phone survey “Independence of Ukraine”.

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 do you personally define "independence"?

(multiple choice is permissible)

  • Economic independence from neighbor-states – 52.3%
  • Political independence from other states – 48.7%
  • Territorial sovereignty – 41.2%
  • Authority on the international arena – 36.9%
  • Preservation of national culture – 33.2%
  • Preservation of ukrainian as an official language – 27.9%
  • Independent Ukrainian Church – 19.6%
  • Other – 5.1%
  • Don't have an answer – 7.2%

What of the mentioned below are you ready to do for the sake of Ukraine's independence?

(multiple choices are permissible)

  • Buy groceries produced in Ukraine – 77.3%
  • Keep savings and make monetary transactions in national currency (hryvnyas) – 61.3%
  • Not to sell land and real estate to foreign nationals – 57.2%
  • Propagate Ukrainian culture to foreign nationals – 51.3%
  • Buy goods and appliances produced in Ukraine – 50.7%
  • Go to local resorts for vacation – 46.1%
  • Defend Ukraine in a battle in case of armed conflicts that threaten independence – 43.8%
  • Speak the official language (ukrainian) – 39.9%
  • Buy only medication produced in Ukraine – 28.4%
  • Pay more for gas and electricity – 15.1%
  • Other – 2.7%
  • Don't have an answer – 5.9%




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



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