"​Parliamentary barometer"

11.12.2012

On 4-6 December 2012, the Gorshenin Institute conducted a poll among Ukrainian MPs of the sixth convocation.

The sample size was developed with the consideration given to the quantitative constitution of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada. As many as 147 lawmakers took part in the poll. The survey relied on the method of interviews by a questionnaire. The margin of error of the survey does not exceed 6.6 percent:

1. Using a five-point scale, give a general evaluation of the activity of MPs of the Verkhovna Rada of the sixth convocation.

  • Excellent – 20.0 percent
  • Good – 21.7 percent
  • Satisfactory – 31.7 percent
  • Bad – 20.0 percent
  • Very bad – 6.6 percent

2. How do you evaluate a decision of the Constitutional Court which cancelled political reform and reinstated presidential powers?

  • Definitely positively – 11.7 percent
  • Probably positively – 13.3 percent
  • Probably negatively – 13.3 percent
  • Definitely negatively – 55.0 percent
  • No answer – 6.7 percent

3. Which laws passed by the Verkhovna Rada of the sixth convocation had the most positive consequences for Ukraine? (no more than three answer choices can be selected)

  • The law of Ukraine “On the principles of domestic and foreign policy” (non-bloc status) – 25.0 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On electing Ukrainian MPs” – 6.7 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On ratifying the agreement on a free trade area” (a free trade area with the Commonwealth of Independent States) – 5.0 percent
  • The Criminal Procedures Code of Ukraine – 5.0 percent
  • The Customs Code of Ukraine – 3.3 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On holding all-Ukrainian referendums” – 1.7 percent
  • The Tax Code of Ukraine – 1.7 percent
  • The agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the stationing of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea (the Kharkiv agreement) – 0.3 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On the provision of pensions” (pension reform) – 0.3 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On the judicial system and the status of judges” (judicial reform) – 0.3 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On the principles of state language policy” – 0.1 percent
  • None of the mentioned documents – 41.7 percent
  • Other – 3.3 percent
  • No answer – 6.7 percent

4. Which laws passed by the Verkhovna Rada of the sixth convocation had the most adverse consequences for Ukraine? (no more than three answer choices can be selected)

The agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the stationing of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea (the Kharkiv agreement) – 35.0 percent

  • The law of Ukraine “On the principles of state language policy” – 16.7 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On electing Ukrainian MPs” – 13.3 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On the provision of pensions” (pension reform) – 8.3 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On the principles of domestic and foreign policy” (non-bloc status) – 6.7 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On the judicial system and the status of judges” (judicial reform) – 1.7 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On holding all-Ukrainian referendums” – 1.7 percent
  • The Tax Code of Ukraine – 1.7 percent
  • The law of Ukraine “On ratifying the agreement on a free trade area” (a free trade area with the Commonwealth of Independent States) – 0.3 percent
  • The Customs Code of Ukraine – 0.3 percent
  • The Criminal Procedures Code of Ukraine – 0.3 percent
  • None of the mentioned documents – 5.0 percent
  • Other – 1.3 percent
  • No answer – 10.0 percent

5. Should lawmakers of the next, seventh convocation of the Verkhovna Rada cancel immunity for MPs?

  • Definitely yes – 30.0 percent
  • Probably yes – 21.7 percent
  • Probably no – 25.0 percent
  • Definitely no – 20.0 percent
  • No answer – 3.3 percent

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