• Results of the survey carried out by the Sociological Group Rating on August 20-24, 2020 among the residents of Chernivtsi, revealed that respondents are equally pessimistic about the situation in the city and in Ukraine. Thus, only 13% believe the things in the city are going in the right direction, 79% think the opposite. With regard to Ukraine, only 15% think the direction of the country’s development is right, 71% share the opposing opinion.
• Emotions of disappointment predominate among respondents (37%). 22% said they felt hope, only 11% - joy, 8-9% - indifference, sadness, and anger.
• While assessing the risks of the epidemic, 67% say they are afraid of the economic consequences of this crisis rather than getting sick. On the other hand, 19% are more afraid of disease itself. The number of the latter is higher among older respondents and women.
• The condition of roads is a key problem of the city (78%). 31% named the condition of the buildings and entrances as an urgent problem, 24-27% - untidy streets, utility tariffs, quality of public transport, landscaping of yards and adjacent areas, garbage collection. 22% consider the coronavirus epidemic to be a problem for the city, 17% - the condition of playgrounds, 15% - homeless animals.
• The leader in the ranking of political forces (elections to the city council) is “Sluha Narodu” party - 25.7% of those who have decided and intend to vote are ready to support it. “Yedyna Alternatyva” party is supported by 10.0%, “Batkyvshchyna” - by 9.9%, “European Solidarity” - 9.4%, “Rydne Misto” - 6.6%, “Opposition Platform – Za Zhyttia” - 6.0%, “Holos"- 3.2%, “Radical Party” - 3.1%, “Peremoha” of Palchevskyi - 3.0%. The rating of other forces is below 3%. About 11% have not decided.
• When electing a political force in the Chernivtsi City Council elections, 55% of respondents said they would rather support a local party, and 28% said they would rather vote for a national brand.
Audience: residents of Chernivtsi aged 18 and older. The sample is representative in terms of age and gender. Total sample: 1200 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 2.8%. Period of the survey: 20-24 August, 2020.