Generally speaking about the country the majority of the interviewed city residents believe that affairs in Ukraine go in the wrong direction (68%), only 19% believe that affairs go in the right direction. Yet 13% found it difficult to decide.
However talking about the situation in the city, 42% of respondents believe that affairs in Ternopil go in the right direction, the same number (41%) believe that affairs go in the wrong way. Another 17% found it difficult to decide.
The majority of respondents (57%) believe that the situation in the city over the past 12 months became much or slightly better. Another quarter of respondents believe that the situation hasn’t changed. But only 18% think that changes were mainly negative.
Over the next 12 months, 51% expect the improvement of the situation in the city, 28% don’t expect changes, but 17% expect changes for the worse.
Comparing Ternopil with other regions of Ukraine the vast majority (68%) of the the interviewed city residents would refer the city to the middle. Only 4% would refer it to the leaders and 20% to the outsiders.
Audience composition: Citizens of Ternopil in the age of 18+. Sample size: 800 people. Research method: A formal face to face questionnaire assisted interview. Errors in representation: not greater than 2.8%. Research timing: 13-27 of September 2013.