“Political life of Ukrainians in the independent state”


On March 15th through March 16th 2010 Gorshenin Institute has conducted a national phone survey “Political life of Ukrainians in the independent state”.

The survey was carried out among 1000 respondents age 18 or older representing all 25 regional centers, Kiev and Sebastopol with the margin of error no higher then 3.2%.

1. Are you proud to be the citizen of Ukraine?

  • Yes – 77.1%
  • No – 17.9%
  • Can’t answer – 5.0%

2. What kind of country would you like Ukraine to be in 20 years?

  • Separate independent state – 44.6%
  • Part of the union with Russia – 26.2%
  • Part of the European Union – 21.1%
  • No answer – 8.1%

3. If a referendum on Ukraine’s neutrality were held today how would you vote?

  • For neutrality – 55.9%
  • Against neutrality – 13.7%
  • I would not vote – 16.5%
  • No answer – 13.9%

4. How does your life depend on your local authorities?

  • Depends a lot – 33.5%
  • Depends in some ways – 20.4%
  • Doesn’t depend much – 17.9%
  • Doesn’t depend at all – 18.6%
  • No answer – 9.6%

5. Does Ukraine need a strong opposition?

  • Very much – 52.3%
  • It does to some extend – 18.3%
  • It doesn’t – 9.0%
  • It doesn’t at all – 10.3%
  • No answer – 10.1%

6. Should ordinary citizens have any real influence on the process of state decisions making?

  • All citizens that affected by it should have influence regardless of the level of their competency – 43.5%
  • Only the citizens competent in the matters that are being at stake should participate in the decision making process– 39.7%
  • No, they should not – it’s up to the state officials and politicians – 10.2%
  • No answer – 6.6%




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



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