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Динамика патриотических настроений украинцев: август 2018

Dynamics of the Patriotic Moods of Ukrainians: August 2018

Date posted: 21.08.2018 Print Full version

 • According to the research carried out by the Sociological Group "Rating" in August 2018, 82% of Ukrainian citizens (as much as in 2017) consider themselves as patriots of their country. Only 13% have the opposite opinion, 5% could not answer.

In all macro regions of Ukraine, the total number of patriotic citizens exceeds 75%: in the West this figure is 85%, in the Center - 84%, in the South - 79%, in the East - 76%.

 
Over the research period, the largest number of those who would have supported the proclamation of Independence of Ukraine if today they were given such a choice has been recorded - almost 80% (in 2012 this figure was 62%). Only 13% expressed opposing considerations, 7% hesitated to respond.
 
The largest number of those who support the proclamation of Ukraine's independence has been recorded in the West (93%). At the Center there are 82% of such respondents, in the South - 72%, in the East - 63%. The number of those who have the opposite opinion is the highest in the Southern and Eastern regions (20% to 25%). Also, a relatively higher number of those who would not support the independence of our state today have been recorded among the older generation, those with lower income and education. The independence support is clearly correlated with the sense of patriotism: the higher the level of patriotic sentiments, the more people support the proclamation of Independence of Ukraine.
 
Over the last 8 years, the number of those who identify themselves as a citizen of Ukraine has increased: while in 2010 the number of those who could have called themselves Ukrainians was 57%, in 2018 there is already 66% of such respondents. This year, as compared to the whole research period, the lowest number of those who identify themselves as residents of their region, city, or village has been noted (19%), as well as the number of those who simply mention their nationality (13%). At the same time, as compared to the 2014 poll, there has been a significant increase in the number of those who would choose the alternative "just a person" (up to 29%, 24% in 2012, and 26% in 2010). 10% of the respondents named their family role as an identifier, 9% consider themselves "a citizen of the world". 6% of the polled characterize themselves as "Soviet person" and "Europeans". Also, 5% while answering to the question "Who am I?" mentioned their religious convictions, 3% - their profession and occupation.
 
Although the "citizen of Ukraine" identifier is dominant in all regions of Ukraine, the differences are also observed. Thus, in the Center the number of those who have chosen this alternative is 74%, in the West - 67%, in the South - 61%, in the East - 55%.
 
The residents of the Western regions were more likely to identify themselves on a national basis. The association with the "Soviet person" is more implicit for the citizens of Southern and Eastern macro regions, as well as for the older people. The residents of the West and Center, as well as young people, are more likely to identify themselves with the "Europeans".
 
Almost 70% of the respondents consider Ukraine rather than Russia to be the successor of Kyiv Rus. The opposite opinion is expressed only by 9%. 6% believe that neither Ukraine nor Russia can claim the heritage of the old state. Over the last 10 years, the number of those who consider Ukraine as the successor of Kyiv Rus has increased (54% in 2008), while the number of those who share the opposite opinion has decreased (in 2008 - 18%).
 
The respondents from the Western and Central macro regions were more likely to mention Ukraine while answering this issue (79%). In the South and East, the number of such respondents  was more than a half. At the same time, 20% to 25% of the polled in these areas couldn’t answer this question; in the Eastern regions, every fourth, in general, believes Russia to be the successor of Kyiv Rus. The higher the level of patriotism of the polled, the more often they note that it is Ukraine that is the successor of Kyiv Rus.
 
52% of the respondents indicated that it was the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) that had the right to be considered the historical successor of the Orthodox Church established in Kyiv Rus 1030 years ago. 12% mentioned the same about the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), 3% - the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, 2% - Russian Orthodox Church, 5% - other. 27% of the polled were unable to decide on this issue.
 
Over the last 10 years, the number of those who believe that the UPC (KP) has the right to be considered the historical successor of the Orthodox Church approved in Kyiv Rus 1030 years ago has increased more than one and a half times. More often than others, the legal succession of the UPC (KP) was declared by the residents of the West and Center and also rural citizens. This opinion is also dominating among the parishioners of the UPC (KP) and the UGCC. Instead, the majority of the UPC (MP) parishioners consider their church to be the successor of the Orthodox Church established in Kyiv Rus 1030 years ago.
 
 
Respondents: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative in terms of age, gender, region, and place of residence. Total sample: 2000 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 2,2%. Period of the survey: 3-10 August 2018

 

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