According to the results of the Sociological group "Rating" research, 55% of the polled Ukrainians followed the elections of the President of the United States of America. Elections caused greater interest in the West of the country (67%), less interest – in the East (48%).
Men, people of middle and senior age, people with higher level of education and profits used to follow the elections more often. The least interest to the elections in the USA was shown by the Opposition block and Radical party supporters.
39% of the polled Ukrainians sympathized Hillary Clinton, every tenth – Donald Trump, 42% – did not sympathize a single candidate. Among those who followed the elections the Ukrainians’ preferences were distributed as follows: 62% sympathized Clinton, 15% – Trump.
People with higher level of education and profits, more often in cities, mostly in the West and Center of Ukraine expressed sympathy for Clinton; meanwhile, in the East and South, no sympathy was shown for any of the candidates.
The level of support for Clinton was relatively higher among women, Trump – higher among men. Although, in general, the majority of respondents of both genders usually was inclined toward the Democrats’ candidate.
Among the electorate of Ukrainian parties, Clinton was more often supported by the electors of BPP Solidarnist, Civic position, Svoboda, Hvylya (M.Saakashvili), Batkivshchyna, and Samopomich. At the same time, the supporters of the Opposition block were more likely to give their sympathy to Trump.
The relative majority (42%) does not expect any changes in the relations between Ukraine and the USA after the victory of Donald Trump in the elections of the President of the United States of America. At the same time, one-fourth thinks that relations will change for worse. The Center and South of Ukraine expect the worsening more than others. Only 7% of the polled Ukrainians believe that relations are going to improve.
Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative by age, sex, region, and settlement type. Total sample: 1200 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 3%. Period of the survey: 18-20 November 2016