• According to the survey conducted by the Sociological Group "Rating" in September 2017, the majority of the respondents (77%) agree with the statement that the 1932-33 Holodomor was the genocide of the Ukrainian people, 13% do not agree with this, 11% - have not decided.
• It should be noted that the number of those who perceive the Holodomor as the genocide has increased as compared to the last year (from 72% to 77%), while this number is slightly lower than in 2015 (80%).
• The statement that the 1932-33 Holodomor was the genocide of the Ukrainian people is supported by the vast majority of the citizens of the West (91%), the majority of the respondents of the Center (84%), two-thirds of the South (65%) and more than a half of the East (56%)
• The rural residents are more likely to agree with the thesis on the Holodomor-genocide as compared to the urban residents (79% vs 76%). Among the respondents whose native language is Ukrainian, 85% do support this thesis, while among those who consider their native language to be Russian - 57%.
• In terms of the age cut, the number of those who support the Holodomor-genocide thesis varies from 72% to 80% in different categories (the strongest support among the middle-aged people). At the same time, there is a difference in the number of the opponents of this thesis in the various age groups: the older the respondents, the more they disapprove the thesis. In the context of education level, the number of those who support the Holodomor-genocide thesis ranges from 74% to 79% in different categories.
Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative by age, sex, region, and settlement type. Total sample: 2000 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 2.2%. Period of the survey: 20-29 September 2017