"Corruption in Ukraine"


On 28-30 June 2011, the Gorshenin Institute conducted a telephone survey devoted to the issue of corruption in Ukraine.

As many as 1,000 randomly sampled adults, aged 18 years and older, living in all Ukrainian regions, as well as the cities Kiev and Sevastopol were interviewed. The region, sex and age of the respondents were selected as quotas. The maximum margin of sampling error is +/-3.2 percentage points.

In your opinion, how common is corruption in Ukraine?

  • Very common – 56.3%
  • Common – 30.7%
  • Not very common – 7.4%
  • Not common – 1.9%
  • No answer – 3.7%

Did you, your relatives or acquaintances have to give money or gifts to people whose decisions determined whether your problems would be solved?

  • Yes – 68.5%
  • No – 19.1%
  • No answer – 12.4%

What anti-corruption measures do you find the most effective?

(you can select several options)

  • Toughening punishment for corrupt activity – 57.6%
  • Reforming the judiciary – 45.3%
  • Tightening the public control over the activity of the authorities – 39.3%
  • Legalizing the least socially detrimental types of bribery (“gifts” to doctors, teachers, etc.) – 13.2%
  • Raising the citizens’ awareness – 11.2%
  • Granting the law-enforcement bodies additional power – 8.1%
  • Other – 5.7%
  • No answer – 9.1%

Will the new anti-corruption law help combat corruption in Ukraine?

  • Yes – 14.8%
  • No – 72.1%
  • No answer – 13.1%

Why will the new law be unable to curb corruption?

(you can select several options)

  • Ukrainian laws are violated – 53.5%
  • The law is not strict enough – 12.7%
  • Having one law only is insufficient – 25.8%
  • Officials will not follow the law – 32.5%
  • No answer – 12.5%




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