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Общественно-политические настроения жителей Мариуполя

Socio-political moods of Mariupol residents

Date posted: 02.07.2020 Print Full version

•    Results of the survey carried out by the Sociological Group Rating on June 20-28, 2020 among the residents of Mariupol revealed that the state of local things is assessed much better as compared to the overall situation in the country. Thus, only 16% believe the country is heading in the right direction, 63% share the opposing opinion. On the other hand, 53% of the city residents believe the things are heading in the right direction in the city, 28% share the opposing opinion. At the same time, over the last year, assessments of the state of things in the country have deteriorated somewhat, while in relation to the city assessments have improved.

•    53% of respondents expressed a definite intention to participate in the local elections if they were held in the nearest future. Among the political forces, the leader is “Boychenko Bloc” party - 39.2% of those who have decided and intend to vote would vote for this force. 26.7% would vote for “Opposition Platform – Za Zhyttia”, 9.7% for “Sluha Narodu”, 7.4% - “Shariy Party”, and 5.9% - “Opposition Bloc”. The rating of other political forces is less than 3%. About 10% of respondents have not decided on the choice.

•    Among the mayoral candidates, the leader in the ranking is Vadym Boychenko - 77.9% of those who have decided and intend to vote in the elections are ready to support him. The rating of other candidates is much lower. Thus, 5.5% could vote for Y.Ternavsky, M.Borodin - 4.7%, Y.Hotlubey - 3.1%, V.Abroskin - 2.2%, M.Tkach - 1% of voters. The rating of other candidates is less than 1%. 12-13% have not decided yet.

•    According to respondents, renovation of parks and gardens (60%), as well as quality of public transport (51%) are those areas that are associated with the greatest success of the current mayor. 37% name the renovation of sidewalks and areas near buildings among the mayor’s success, 32% - the quality of roads, 26% - solving garbage collection and recycling problems, 22% - street lighting.

•    Among the problems of housing and communal services, the citizens are most concerned about water supply (30%), quality of property management (28%), inter-house access roads (23%), condition of elevators (20%), and electricity supply (19%).

•    A relative majority of city residents, if having choice, would like to work in the public service sphere (14%). Every tenth person wants to get a job related to trade, metallurgy, tourism, construction and repair; 5-7% - in the areas of catering, education, services, healthcare, entertainment, IT, and farming. Younger respondents (18-35 years old) expressed a desire to get a public service job relatively more often. Also, representatives of this category more often chose such areas as catering, services, entertainment industry, and information technologies. Nevertheless, areas of employment such as trade, tourism, and construction and repair were chosen by both young people and middle-aged.

•    Half of the respondents believe that a sufficient level of monthly salary for living in Mariupol is more than 15 thousand hryvnia. One-third believes that 10 to 15 thousand is enough. 16% do not mind receiving less than 10 thousand. The number of the latter is higher among the oldest, the poorest, and those unemployed.

•    38% said they would like to start own business. 8% said they already had their own business. Meanwhile, half of the respondents did not express such a desire. The number of the latter is the highest among the oldest polled. On the other hand, two-thirds of the younger generation are ready to start their own business.

•    42% (personally or their friends and relatives) have applied to primary healthcare centers (ambulatories, polyclinics) over the last year. Among them, the territorial location of medical institutions received the highest rates. Respondents also provided good rates to the attitude of medical staff towards patients, condition of the premises, and professionalism of doctors. The waiting time and efficiency of treatment were assessed somewhat worse.

•    One-third of respondents (personally or their relatives and friends) have applied to inpatient hospitals over the last year. Within this context, doctors’ attitude towards patients received the highest rates. Respondents also provided good rates for the attitude of junior medical staff (nurses) towards patients and professionalism of doctors. The efficiency of treatment and condition of the premises were assessed somewhat worse.


Audience: residents of Mariupol aged 18 and older. The sample is representative in terms of age and gender. Total sample: 800 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 3.5%. Period of the survey: 20-28 June, 2020

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