45% of respondents feel that in Ukraine there is the curtailing of the freedom of speech. The same number of respondents (39%) do not feel the curtailing of the freedom of speech. So in this respect Ukrainians divided in half. Every sixth respondent is undecided on this issue.
It should be noted that during 2011-2012, almost a half of respondents (from 43 to 46%) stably experience the curtailing of the freedom of speech in Ukraine. However, compared to the previous research conducted last November, the number of respondents who do not experience the deterioration in this area has increased from 35 to 39%.
Over 60% of respondents in the West, a half of respondents in the North, over 40% - in the Center and in the East feel the curtailing of the freedom of speech in Ukraine. Instead, over 50% of respondents in Donbas, over 40% - in the South and in the East, a third - in the North and in the Center do not experience the deterioration in this area.
The target audience of the research: the population of Ukraine aged from 18 and older.
Optional quantity: 2000 respondents.
The methods of investigation: personal formalized interview according to the questionnaire (face to face).
Measure of inaccuracy for the values close to 50% is less than 2.2%, for the values close to 30% – less than 2%, for the values close to 10% – less than 1.3.
The period of completion: 14-27 of July 2012
The oblast’ distribution
West: Volyns’ka, Transcarpathia, Ivano–Frankivs’ka, L’vivs’ka, Rivnens’ka, Ternopil’s’ka, Chernivets’ka.
Centre: Vinnyts’ka, Kirovograds’ka, Poltavs’ka, Khmel’nyts’ka, Cherkas’ka.
North: Kyiv, Kyivs’ka, Zhytomyrs’ka, Sums’ka, Chernihivs’ka.
South: AR Crimea, Odes’ka, Khersons’ka, Mykolaivs’ka, Sevastopol
East: Dnipropetrovs’ka, Zaporiz’ka, Kharkivs’ka.
Donbass: Donets’ka, Luhans’ka.