“From the Revolution to a New Country”

26.06.2014

Findings of the Gorshenin Institute's poll which were presented at the IV National Expert Forum “From the Revolution to a New Country” (17 June, 2014, Kiev)

1. What path of integration should Ukraine choose?

  • European Union - 59.7%
  • Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan - 18.8%
  • Neither the EU nor the Customs Union - 9.7%
  • Do not know - 11.8%

2. If held today, how would you vote in a referendum on Ukraine's accession to the European Union?

  • Definitely YES - 27.3%
  • Most likely YES - 34.2%
  • Most likely NO - 13.2%
  • Definitely NO - 14.8%
  • Do not know - 10.5%

3. If held today, how would you vote in a referendum on Ukraine's accession to NATO?

  • For joining NATO - 47.3%
  • Against joining NATO - 36.2%
  • Would not vote - 4.1%
  • Do not know - 12.4%

4. Do you believe that Russia provides arms to the separatists and directs their actions?

  • Yes – 64.2%
  • No – 23.6%
  • Do not know – 12.2%

5. Whom do you support in the military confrontation in eastern Ukraine – the Ukrainian government or pro-Russian forces?

  • Definitely the Ukrainian government – 44.2%
  • Rather the Ukrainian government – 34.2%
  • Rather pro-Russian forces – 5.1%
  • Definitely pro-Russian forces – 4.9%
  • Do not know – 11.6%

6. Do you think there is a serious threat from Russia's actions for the future of Ukraine as a country?

  • Definitely YES – 45.1%
  • Most likely YES – 31.6%
  • Most likely NO – 8.1%
  • Definitely NO – 5.1%
  • Do not know – 10.1%

7. Do you think Russia will try to continue aggression and seize other parts of Ukraine?

  • Yes – 55.1%
  • No – 21.5%
  • Do not know – 23.4%

8. In your opinion, how should the Ukrainian authorities act with respect to the armed separatists in eastern Ukraine?

  • Use military force – 42.1%
  • Start negotiations – 47.2%
  • Do not know – 10.7%

9. Do you think there is a need for purging at all levels of state power?

  • Definitely YES – 66.7%
  • Most likely YES – 20.2%
  • Most likely NO – 2.6%
  • Definitely NO – 2.4%
  • Do not know – 8.1%

10. What form of government should Ukraine have?

  • Unitary state - 74.1%
  • Federal state - 13.4%
  • Do not know - 12.5%

The poll was carried out on 1-14 May, 2014 by Gorshenin Institute. It randomly polled 2,000 respondents aged over 18 years in all Ukrainian regions (except Crimea). The poll took into account the region of residence, sex and age of respondents. The margin of error is within 2.2 per cent.

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