“International politics of Ukraine”

05.06.2013

In March 2013 the Gorshenin Institute conducted a face-to-face survey.

As many as 2,000 randomly sampled adults aged 18 years and older, living in all the Ukrainian regions, as well as in the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol were interviewed. Region, sex and the age of respondents were selected as quotas. The margin of error is +/-2.2 percentage points.

What direction for integration should Ukraine choose?

  • European Union – 41,6%
  • Customs union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan – 34,7%
  • Neither the EU nor the Customs Union – 15,0%
  • Difficult to answer – 8,7%

If a referendum on Ukraine’s joining the European Union occurred shortly, what would be your vote?

  • Definitely positive –21,8%
  • Rather positive – 23,7%
  • Rather negative – 15,4%
  • Definitely negative – 19,7%
  • Difficult to answer – 19,4%

What is the level of rapprochement between Ukraine and the European Union that you consider relevant?

(respondents could choose several options of the answer)

  • Cultural exchanges – 71,3%
  • Visa-free circulation of individuals – 70,3%
  • Common customs space – 50,2%
  • Common foreign policy – 25,1%
  • Common currency – 18,2%
  • Common legislation – 8,2%
  • Common army – 5,8%
  • Common state authorities – 4,2%
  • Other – 3,4%
  • The rapprochement is not expedient – 4,8%
  • Difficult to answer – 6,4%

What is the level of rapprochement between Ukraine and Russia that you consider relevant?

(respondents could choose several options of the answer)

  • Visa-free circulation of individuals – 75,3%
  • Cultural exchanges – 68,4%
  • Common customs space – 58,3%
  • Common foreign policy – 34,2%
  • Common currency – 12,3%
  • Common legislation – 10,1%
  • Common army – 8,2%
  • Common state authorities – 5,6%
  • Other – 3,2%
  • The rapprochement is not expedient – 5,2%
  • Difficult to answer – 5,1%

What is your attitude to the visa liberalization between Ukraine and the European Union?

  • Definitely positive – 74,3%
  • Rather positive – 13,8%
  • Rather negative – 1,6%
  • Definitely negative – 4,1%
  • Difficult to answer – 6,2%

Have you ever been to countries of the European Union, USA or Canada?

  • Yes – 23,7%
  • No – 74,8%
  • Reluctant to answer – 1,5%

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