Public Opinion Survey       Residents of         UkraineFebruary 17 - March 7, 2012               International Republican...
MethodologyThe survey was conducted by the Public Opinion and Market research company Baltic Surveys/Gallup onbehalf of th...
MOOD OF UKRAINEIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine   UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, Febr...
Generally speaking, do you think that things in Ukraine are going in the right direction                                 o...
Generally speaking, do you think that things in Ukraine are going in the right                       direction or wrong di...
Over the last 12 months, how has the financial situation of your household changed?  March 2012 1       6                 ...
Over the last 12 months, how has the financial situation of your household changed?100                2                   ...
In the next 12 months, how do you expect the economic situation in Ukraine to                                     change?M...
In the next 12 months, how do you expect the economic situation in Ukraine will                                  change?10...
Regardless of your passport, what nationality do you consider yourself to be?March 2012                                   ...
Regardless of your passport, what nationality do you consider yourself to be?100           2                              ...
ISSUESIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine   UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-Marc...
Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following          methods of protests? How acceptab...
Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following        methods of protests? How acceptable...
Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following        methods of protests? How acceptable...
Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following        methods of protests? How acceptable...
Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following        methods of protests? How acceptable...
Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not?                         Science           ...
Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not?                                 West Ukrai...
Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not?                               Center Ukrai...
Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not?                               South Ukrain...
Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not?                                East Ukrain...
Do you approve or disapprove the practice of appointing officials from Donbas to     serve as heads of local state adminis...
Do you approve or disapprove the practice of appointing officials from Donbas to serve asheads of local state administrati...
What is your opinion about the idea that heads of state administrations should be            elected by the citizens, not ...
What is your opinion about the idea that heads of state administrations should be            elected by the citizens, not ...
Would you support the international community freezing the international assets ofand suspending visas for Ukrainian offic...
Would you support the international community freezing the international assets of andsuspending visas for Ukrainian offic...
If Ukraine was able to enter only one international economic union, who should it be                                      ...
If Ukraine was able to enter only one international economic union, who should it be                                      ...
Do you think Ukraine should give away part or its entire gas transportation system to   Russia if it would mean a reductio...
Do you think Ukraine should give away part or its entire gas transportation system to Russia if it would mean a reduction ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                   Ukraine? ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                          Ukraine? November ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                   Ukraine? ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                   Ukraine? ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                   Ukraine? ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                   Ukraine? ...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                you personal...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                       you personally? Novem...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                you personal...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                you personal...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                you personal...
Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for                                you personal...
POLITICSIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine   UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-Ma...
How do you think the 2012 parliamentary elections will be?March 2012       4             16                               ...
How do you think the 2012 parliamentary elections will be?100                  13                           14            ...
Which candidate are you more likely to support in the parliamentary elections from                                 your di...
Which candidate are you more likely to support in the parliamentary elections                           from your district...
If you learn that a candidate you support in the parliamentary elections from your            district is involved in corr...
If you learn that a candidate you support in the parliamentary elections from your           district is involved in corru...
If you learn that the list of the political party you support in the parliamentaryelections contains candidates involved i...
MASS MEDIAIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine   UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-...
Which of these sources do you use for obtaining political information?                                   Ukraine          ...
Which of these sources do you use for obtaining political information?                                                    ...
How many times per week do you access the Internet?                                                     UkraineMarch 2012 ...
How many times per week do you access the Internet? West                       23                   4        4           8...
Where do you most often regularly access the Internet?                               (Users of Internet, N=534)           ...
Where do you most often regularly access the Internet?                               (Users of Internet, N=518)           ...
SELF-PERCEIVED       SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine   UKRAI...
What can you say about the financial status of your family?March 2012         11                            31            ...
What can you say about the financial status of your family?IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Grou...
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHICSIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine   UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, F...
Gender                                                                                                                Male...
Education                   University, higher                                                          Primary           ...
Religion                                                                           Greek Catholic         Believe in God b...
Sector of employment                                                                           State sector               ...
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The Dynamics of social and political moods in Ukraine

  1. 1. Public Opinion Survey Residents of UkraineFebruary 17 - March 7, 2012 International Republican Institute Baltic Surveys Ltd./The Gallup Organization Rating Group Ukraine with funding from the National Endowment for Democracy 1
  2. 2. MethodologyThe survey was conducted by the Public Opinion and Market research company Baltic Surveys/Gallup onbehalf of the International Republican Institute. The field work was carried out by Rating Group Ukraine.The sample consisted of 1,201 permanent residents of Ukraine older than the age of 18 and eligible to voteand is representative of the general population by age, gender, education and religion.The sample design was a multi-stage random sample: Stage one: Ukraine is divided into 27 official administrative regions (25 regions of Ukraine, Kyiv and Sevastopol). All regions of Ukraine were surveyed. Stage two: selection of the settlements - towns and villages. Towns were grouped into subtypes according to the size of population (City more than one million, 500,000-999,000, 50,000- 499,000, 50,000-99,000, 50,000 and less, village) Settlements were selected at random. The number of selected settlements in each region was proportional to the share of population living in a particular type of the settlement in each region. The survey was conducted in 90settlements. Stage three: primary sampling units were described. The closest birthday rule was used for selection of the respondent. The households were selected using the random route method.Data were collected on February 17 – March 7, 2012, through face-to-face interviews with the respondents.The margin of error does not exceed plus or minus 2.8 percent.Response rate – 56 percent. IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 2
  3. 3. MOOD OF UKRAINEIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 3
  4. 4. Generally speaking, do you think that things in Ukraine are going in the right direction or wrong direction? March 2011 13 73 14 Nov 2011 13 71 16 0 20 40 60 80 100 Right direction Wrong direction Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 4
  5. 5. Generally speaking, do you think that things in Ukraine are going in the right direction or wrong direction?100 10 15 14 17 90 80 Dont know, no answer 70 60 50 78 69 72 Wrong direction 72 40 30 20 Right direction 10 16 14 12 11 0 West Center South East 5 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  6. 6. Over the last 12 months, how has the financial situation of your household changed? March 2012 1 6 39 34 18 2 Nov 2011 1 6 37 36 18 2 0 20 40 60 80 100 Improved a lot Improved somewhat Stayed the same Worsened somewhat Worsened a lot Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 6
  7. 7. Over the last 12 months, how has the financial situation of your household changed?100 2 3 2 3 90 18 15 16 Dont know, no answer 24 80 Worsened a lot 70 34 33 35 60 33 Worsened somewhat 50 Stayed the same 40 30 39 42 Improved somewhat 39 35 20 Improved a lot 10 5 7 5 1 1 5 2 0 West Center South East 7 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  8. 8. In the next 12 months, how do you expect the economic situation in Ukraine to change?March 2012 1 8 32 32 15 12 13 Nov 2011 1 7 30 32 17 0 20 40 60 80 100 Improve a lot Improve somewhat Stay the same Worsen somewhat Worsen a lot Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 8
  9. 9. In the next 12 months, how do you expect the economic situation in Ukraine will change?100 9 11 13 1490 Dont know, no answer 17 1380 12 18 Worsen a lot7060 28 35 39 Worsen somewhat 2650 Stay the same4030 35 Improve somewhat 33 32 2820 Improve a lot10 8 9 7 9 0 1 2 West Center South East 9 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  10. 10. Regardless of your passport, what nationality do you consider yourself to be?March 2012 76 11 9 31 Nov 2011 74 12 10 22 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Ukrainian Russian Soviet Other Dont know, no answer 10 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  11. 11. Regardless of your passport, what nationality do you consider yourself to be?100 2 2 1 3 4 1 3 6 7 90 16 4 Dont know, no answer 12 80 70 19 19 Other 60 50 Soviet 94 86 40 30 62 Russian 58 20 Ukrainian 10 0 West Center South East 11 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  12. 12. ISSUESIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 12
  13. 13. Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following methods of protests? How acceptable is each of these forms? Collecting signatures for 69 25 6 petition, letter Legal demonstrations 58 34 8 Legal strikes 53 38 9 Boycott 46 44 10 Demonstrations without 29 62 9 permissionStrikes without permission 28 63 9 Blocking of major roads 21 70 9Occupation of buildings or 17 75 8 enterprises Acceptable Not acceptable No opinion IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 13
  14. 14. Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following methods of protests? How acceptable is each of these forms? West Ukraine Collecting signatures for 74 21 5 petition, letter Legal demonstrations 64 30 6 Legal strikes 64 29 7 Boycott 53 40 7 Demonstrations without 29 64 7 permissionStrikes without permission 30 63 7 Blocking of major roads 23 69 8Occupation of buildings or 17 75 8 enterprises Acceptable Not acceptable No opinion IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 14
  15. 15. Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following methods of protests? How acceptable is each of these forms? Center Ukraine Collecting signatures for 68 23 9 petition, letter Legal demonstrations 58 31 11 Legal strikes 52 36 12 Boycott 42 46 12 Demonstrations without 30 58 12 permissionStrikes without permission 26 63 11 Blocking of major roads 17 72 11Occupation of buildings or 18 71 11 enterprises Acceptable Not acceptable No opinion IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 15
  16. 16. Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following methods of protests? How acceptable is each of these forms? South Ukraine Collecting signatures for 55 38 6 petition, letter Legal demonstrations 41 50 9 Legal strikes 35 53 12 Boycott 29 58 13 Demonstrations without 18 72 10 permissionStrikes without permission 15 74 11 Blocking of major roads 18 72 10Occupation of buildings or 10 81 9 enterprises Acceptable Not acceptable No opinion IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 16
  17. 17. Do you think it is acceptable or not if some groups of people use the following methods of protests? How acceptable is each of these forms? East Ukraine Collecting signatures for 75 22 3 petition, letter Legal demonstrations 67 28 5 Legal strikes 57 38 5 Boycott 55 37 8 Demonstrations without 34 59 7 permissionStrikes without permission 35 58 7 Blocking of major roads 26 68 6Occupation of buildings or 20 74 6 enterprises Acceptable Not acceptable No opinion IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 17
  18. 18. Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not? Science 82 11 7 Healthcare 80 12 7 Economics and trade 78 14 8 issues Social sphere 71 17 12 Rule of law and 63 23 14 democratic development Military cooperation 43 43 14 0 20 40 60 80 100 Should cooperate Should not cooperate Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 18
  19. 19. Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not? West Ukraine Healthcare 88 7 5 Economics and trade 84 9 7 issues Science 82 11 7 Social sphere 82 9 9 Rule of law and 63 23 14democratic development Military cooperation 53 37 10 0 20 40 60 80 100 Should cooperate Should not cooperate Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 19
  20. 20. Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not? Center Ukraine Science 78 13 9 Economics and trade 78 13 9 issues Healthcare 75 17 8 Social sphere 64 24 12 Rule of law and 60 26 14democratic development Military cooperation 45 41 14 0 20 40 60 80 100 Should cooperate Should not cooperate Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 20
  21. 21. Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not? South Ukraine Science 81 9 10 Healthcare 80 10 10 Economics and trade 79 10 11 issues Social sphere 71 14 15 Rule of law and 59 23 18democratic development Military cooperation 37 47 16 0 20 40 60 80 100 Should cooperate Should not cooperate Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 21
  22. 22. Should Ukraine cooperate with the United States on the following issues or not? East Ukraine Science 80 14 6 Healthcare 80 14 6 Economics and trade 73 20 7 issues Social sphere 71 17 12 Rule of law and 59 28 13democratic development Military cooperation 38 48 14 0 20 40 60 80 100 Should cooperate Should not cooperate Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 22
  23. 23. Do you approve or disapprove the practice of appointing officials from Donbas to serve as heads of local state administrations or in other administration positions in your city/region?* March 2012 3 12 19 44 22 Nov 2011 4 10 22 47 17 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Dont know, no answer*It is unprecedented that a President would appoint officials to regionalpositions across Ukraine almost exclusively from one oblast, which happens tobe his home oblast. IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 23
  24. 24. Do you approve or disapprove the practice of appointing officials from Donbas to serve asheads of local state administrations or in other administration positions in your city/region?100 90 17 20 24 26 Dont know, no answer 80 70 Strongly disapprove 60 26 48 59 44 50 Somewhat disapprove 40 16 Somewhat approve 30 20 20 23 26 18 Strongly approve 10 9 6 5 6 0 1 3 3 West Center South East 24 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  25. 25. What is your opinion about the idea that heads of state administrations should be elected by the citizens, not appointed by the president? March 2012 33 33 7 6 21 Nov 2011 40 32 8 6 14 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 25
  26. 26. What is your opinion about the idea that heads of state administrations should be elected by the citizens, not appointed by the president?100 14 90 18 23 27 Dont know, no answer 8 80 5 5 5 7 70 5 Very negative 9 9 60 32 36 50 Somewhat negative 33 30 40 Somewhat positive 30 20 41 36 28 28 Very positive 10 0 West Center South East 26 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  27. 27. Would you support the international community freezing the international assets ofand suspending visas for Ukrainian officials, including judges, engaged in corrupt practices? March 2012 57 25 3 3 12 Nov 2011 59 22 4 2 13 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Strongly support Somewhat support Somewhat oppose Strongly oppose Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 27
  28. 28. Would you support the international community freezing the international assets of andsuspending visas for Ukrainian officials, including judges, engaged in corrupt practices?100 10 9 1190 17 4 3 4 3 2 Dont know, no answer 2 380 4 22 2570 29 Strongly oppose 236050 Somewhat oppose40 Somewhat support30 61 60 54 5320 Strongly support10 0 West Center South East 28 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  29. 29. If Ukraine was able to enter only one international economic union, who should it be with? March 2012 36 43 4 17 Nov 2011 42 40 3 15 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 The European Union Customs Union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan Other Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 29
  30. 30. If Ukraine was able to enter only one international economic union, who should it be with? 100 16 14 90 20 20 Dont know, no answer 3 80 6 5 3 70 15 Other 60 34 50 64 60 Customs Union with 40 Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan 30 63 20 41 The European Union 10 17 19 0 West Center South East 30 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  31. 31. Do you think Ukraine should give away part or its entire gas transportation system to Russia if it would mean a reduction in the import price Ukraine pays for gas? March 2012 2 7 74 3 14 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Yes, should give its entire gas transportation system Yes, should give part of its gas transportation system No, should not give away its gas transportation system Other Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 31
  32. 32. Do you think Ukraine should give away part or its entire gas transportation system to Russia if it would mean a reduction in the import price Ukraine pays for gas? 100 10 13 15 18 90 2 Dont know, no answer 2 2 80 4 Other 70 60 No, should not give 50 away its gas 74 84 74 65 transportation system 40 Yes, should give part of its gas transportation 30 system 20 Yes, should give its entire gas transportation 10 system 7 11 6 4 4 3 2 0 West Center South East 32 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  33. 33. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for Ukraine? All mentioned issues Unemployment 54 Low industry production 43 Corruption within the state bodies 39 Control over price growth 35 Social protection for poor 25 Political instability 19 Government incompetence 17 Crime 14 Relations with Russia 12 Delay in salary/pension payments 9 Hryvnia devaluation 6Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 6 Rights to land ownership 5 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 3 Russian language status 2 Other 4 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 33
  34. 34. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for Ukraine? November 2011 All mentioned issues Unemployment 52 Corruption within the state bodies 44 Low industry production 42 Control over price growth 36 Social protection for poor 28 Political instability 21 Government incompetence 20 Crime 13 Hryvnia devaluation 9 Delay in salary/pension payments 8 Relations with Russia 6 Rights to land ownership 4Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 3 Russian language status 2 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 2 Other 3 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 34
  35. 35. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for Ukraine? All mentioned issues, West Ukraine Unemployment 60 Low industry production 40 Corruption within the state bodies 39 Control over price growth 26 Political instability 22 Social protection for poor 21 Government incompetence 21 Relations with Russia 15 Crime 14 Hryvnia devaluation 9 Delay in salary/pension payments 4 Rights to land ownership 4Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 3 Russian language status 2 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 2 Other 5 Difficult to answer, no answer 2 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 35
  36. 36. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for Ukraine? All mentioned issues, Center Ukraine Unemployment 47 Low industry production 43 Corruption within the state bodies 39 Control over price growth 30 Social protection for poor 27 Political instability 20 Government incompetence 19 Crime 14 Relations with Russia 11 Delay in salary/pension payments 9 Rights to land ownership 7Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 7 Hryvnia devaluation 5 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 5 Russian language status 2 Other 4 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 36
  37. 37. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for Ukraine? All mentioned issues, South Ukraine Unemployment 56 Control over price growth 51 Low industry production 44 Corruption within the state bodies 39 Social protection for poor 24 Political instability 17 Delay in salary/pension payments 13 Crime 13 Government incompetence 9 Relations with Russia 9Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 8 Rights to land ownership 4 Hryvnia devaluation 2 Russian language status 2 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 2 Other 2 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 37
  38. 38. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for Ukraine? All mentioned issues, East Ukraine Unemployment 54 Low industry production 45 Corruption within the state bodies 41 Control over price growth 37 Social protection for poor 28 Government incompetence 18 Political instability 17 Crime 13 Relations with Russia 13 Delay in salary/pension payments 10 Hryvnia devaluation 9 Rights to land ownership 6Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 5 Russian language status 2 Other 3 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 38
  39. 39. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for you personally? All mentioned issues Control over price growth 57 Unemployment 51 Social protection for poor 34 Low industry production 24 Corruption within the state bodies 21 Delay in salary/pension payments 21 Crime 13 Government incompetence 11 Hryvnia devaluation 10Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 10 Political instability 9 Rights to land ownership 6 Relations with Russia 5 Russian language status 2 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 1 Other 8 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 39
  40. 40. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for you personally? November 2011 All mentioned issues Control over price growth 55 Unemployment 46 Social protection for poor 41 Corruption within the state bodies 23 Low industry production 22 Delay in salary/pension payments 20 Crime 13 Hryvnia devaluation 13 Government incompetence 11 Political instability 9Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 6 Rights to land ownership 5 Relations with Russia 4 Russian language status 3 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 1 Other 7 Difficult to answer, no answer 2 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 40
  41. 41. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for you personally? All mentioned issues, West Ukraine Unemployment 62 Control over price growth 48 Social protection for poor 25 Low industry production 24 Delay in salary/pension payments 19 Crime 15 Government incompetence 14 Corruption within the state bodies 13 Hryvnia devaluation 13 Political instability 10Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 9 Rights to land ownership 6 Relations with Russia 3 Russian language status 2 Other 13 Difficult to answer, no answer 2 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 41
  42. 42. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for you personally? All mentioned issues, Center Ukraine Control over price growth 48 Unemployment 43 Social protection for poor 39 Low industry production 26 Corruption within the state bodies 26 Delay in salary/pension payments 18 Political instability 14 Crime 13 Rights to land ownership 12 Government incompetence 12Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 10 Hryvnia devaluation 8 Relations with Russia 4 Russian language status 1 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 1 Other 8 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 42
  43. 43. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for you personally? All mentioned issues, South Ukraine Control over price growth 67 Unemployment 53 Social protection for poor 34 Delay in salary/pension payments 27 Low industry production 22 Corruption within the state bodies 21Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 13 Crime 9 Government incompetence 7 Rights to land ownership 5 Hryvnia devaluation 5 Political instability 4 Relations with Russia 4 Russian language status 2 Other 4 Difficult to answer, no answer 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 43
  44. 44. Please tell me, which three of the following issues are the most important for you personally? All mentioned issues, East Ukraine Control over price growth 68 Unemployment 49 Social protection for poor 35 Low industry production 23 Corruption within the state bodies 21 Delay in salary/pension payments 21 Crime 14 Hryvnia devaluation 14 Government incompetence 10Lack/possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, water 10 Political instability 8 Relations with Russia 8 Rights to land ownership 2 Russian language status 2 Russian Black Sea Navy presence 1 Other 9 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 44
  45. 45. POLITICSIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 45
  46. 46. How do you think the 2012 parliamentary elections will be?March 2012 4 16 35 29 16 Nov 2011 3 15 36 27 19 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Absolutely free and fair Somewhat free and fair Somewhat not free and fair Absolutely not free and fair Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 46
  47. 47. How do you think the 2012 parliamentary elections will be?100 13 14 17 Dont know, no 90 21 answer 80 29 Absolutely not free 70 26 and fair 37 22 60 Somewhat not free 50 and fair 40 35 33 43 Somewhat free and 31 30 fair 20 20 Absolutely free and 13 19 10 fair 12 2 5 3 3 0 West Center South East 47 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  48. 48. Which candidate are you more likely to support in the parliamentary elections from your district? March 2012 28 45 27 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Candidate who pays more attention to the solution of problems of development of Ukraine Candidate who pays more attention to the solution of economic problems of your district It does not matter to me IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 48
  49. 49. Which candidate are you more likely to support in the parliamentary elections from your district?100 14 It does not matter to 90 me 27 29 36 80 70 60 55 Candidate who pays more attention to the 50 47 40 solution of economic problems of your 39 district 40 30 Candidate who pays more attention to the 20 solution of problems 31 31 of development of 25 26 10 Ukraine 0 West Center South East 49 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  50. 50. If you learn that a candidate you support in the parliamentary elections from your district is involved in corruption how would this affect you? March 2012 3 17 69 11 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Most likely will vote for this candidate anyway Your decision will depend on the seriousness of the corruption accusation Most likely will not vote for this candidate Difficult to say IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 50
  51. 51. If you learn that a candidate you support in the parliamentary elections from your district is involved in corruption how would this affect you? 100 11 10 13 10 Difficult to say 90 80 70 Most likely will not vote for this candidate 60 67 67 72 67 50 Your decision will 40 depend on the seriousness of the corruption accusation 30 20 Most likely will vote for this candidate 18 anyway 20 14 10 20 2 4 5 0 West Center South East 51 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012
  52. 52. If you learn that the list of the political party you support in the parliamentaryelections contains candidates involved in corruption, how would this affect you? March 2012 5 22 62 11 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Most likely will vote for this political party anyway Your decision will depend on the seriousness of the corruption accusation Most likely will not vote for this political party Difficult to say IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 52
  53. 53. MASS MEDIAIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 53
  54. 54. Which of these sources do you use for obtaining political information? Ukraine TV news, programs 95 95 Articles in newspapers 36 40 Radio news, programs 34 40 Relatives, friends 30 34 Internet 29 25 Colleagues at work 11 13 March 2012 Articles in magazines 8 Nov 2011 9 Billboards, stands in the streets 7 6Leaflets and the other free information by post 4 3 Meetings with politicians 2 2 Other 1 1 None 0 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 54
  55. 55. Which of these sources do you use for obtaining political information? 97 TV news, programs 94 94 40 96 Articles in newspapers 38 28 36 35 Radio news, programs 26 41 30 28 Relatives, friends 29 39 28 24 Internet 28 25 36 12 West Ukraine Colleagues at work 12 15 8 Center Ukraine 8 Articles in magazines 8 South Ukraine 9 6 East Ukraine 9 Billboards, stands in the streets 7 5 7 7Leaflets and the other free information by post 45 2 24 Meetings with politicians 12 11 Other 9 2 None 1 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Sociological group “Rating” UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 55
  56. 56. How many times per week do you access the Internet? UkraineMarch 2012 25 4 4 6 4 56 1 Nov 2011 19 6 7 7 5 54 2 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Every day 5-6 times per week 3-4 times per week 1-2 times per week Less often Never Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 56
  57. 57. How many times per week do you access the Internet? West 23 4 4 8 5 54 2Center 26 4 4 5 3 57 1 South 19 4 4 7 4 61 1 East 30 5 6 4 2 51 2 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Every day 5-6 times per week 3-4 times per week 1-2 times per week Less often Never Dont know, no answer IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 57
  58. 58. Where do you most often regularly access the Internet? (Users of Internet, N=534) 89 At home 79 23 At work 30 4At relatives/ friends home 7 1 At Internet café 3 2 March 2012, N=518 Other Nov 2011, N=534 3 0 Dont know, no answer 4 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 58
  59. 59. Where do you most often regularly access the Internet? (Users of Internet, N=518) 89 At home 88 89 92 13 28 At work 27 22 West 5At relatives/ friends home 5 Center 3 5 South East 1 3 At Internet café 2 0 2 Other 2 1 1 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 59
  60. 60. SELF-PERCEIVED SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 60
  61. 61. What can you say about the financial status of your family?March 2012 11 31 36 17 31 Nov 2011 12 30 41 14 21 Need to save money for food Enough money for food but it is necessary to save or borrow money for buying clothes and shoes Enough money for food and necessary clothes and shoes. It is necessary to save or borrow money for such purchases as a good suit, a mobile phone or a vacuum cleaner Enough money for food, buying clothes, shoes and other purchases. It is necessary to save or borrow money for purchasing more expensive things such as a laundry machine or a refrigerator Enough money for food, buying clothes, shoes and expensive purchases. It is necessary to save or borrow money for purchases like a car or an apartment I can buy anything at any time Dont know, no response IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 61
  62. 62. What can you say about the financial status of your family?IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 62
  63. 63. SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHICSIRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 63
  64. 64. Gender Male 45%Female 55% Age groups 18-29 23% 50+ 43% 30-49 34%IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 64
  65. 65. Education University, higher Primary 26% 2% Non-complete higher Non-complete 4% secondary 4% Vocational secondary General secondary 39% 25% Membership in a political party or non-governmental organization (NGO) Member of NGO 0.5% Member of a party None 2% 97%IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 65
  66. 66. Religion Greek Catholic Believe in God but dont 10% belong to any religion 9% Other 3% DK/NA Orthodox 1% 72% Atheist 5% Attendance of religious service Once a month A few times per year 14% 55% Once a week 7% A few times a week 2% Never 22%IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 66
  67. 67. Sector of employment State sector 17% Public non-government sector Private sector 1% 29% Dont work 53% Blue collar Occupation Farmer White collar 26% 1% 15% Higher and medium Other level executive 4% 2% Unemployed 11% Housewife Student Pensioner 8% 2% 31%IRI, NED, Baltic Surveys / The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine UKRAINIAN RESIDENTS SURVEY, February-March 2012 67
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