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Общественно-политические настроения населения (2-4 января)

Socio-political moods of the population (2-4 January)

Date posted: 05.01.2021 Print Full version

•    Results of the survey carried out by the Sociological Group Rating revealed that more than half of the polled Ukrainians (52%) expect 2021 to be better as compared to the previous year. 27% of respondents do not expect changes in the coming year, while 18% believe that 2021 will be worse than 2020. The best expectations were revealed by young people and women.
•    The majority of Ukrainians (74%) face the new 2021 with optimism, and only 18% - with pessimism. Residents of Kyiv and Western oblasts, young people, “Sluha Narodu”, “Za Maybutnye”, “Ukrainian Strategy”, and “Holos” parties’ voters are more optimistic in their expectations.
•    The rating of trust among national politicians is headed by President Zelenskyy: 41% trust him, 54% - do not.
•    29% of respondents trust D.Razumkov, 37% - distrust (29% - do not know him). 27% trust Y.Boyko, 55% distrust him, 12% do not know him. Y.Tymoshenko is trusted by 26%, distrusted by 69%; Poroshenko - 23% and 73% respectively. Prime Minister D.Shmygal is trusted by 14%, more than a quarter do not know him, and more than half distrust him.
•    Presidential rating is headed by V.Zelenskyy. If the elections were held in the nearest future, 26.2% of those who intend to vote and have decided on the choice would have supported him. 16.6% would have voted for Y.Boyko, 13.3% - for P.Poroshenko, 10.5% - Y.Tymoshenko, 6.4% - I.Smeshko, 6.1% - V.Hroysman, 4.7% - O.Lyashko, 4.1% - S.Prytula, 2.6% - O.Tyahnybok, 2.3%- V.Klitschko.
•    The leader of the parliamentary rating is “Sluha Narodu” party - 21.6% of those who intend to vote and have decided on the choice are ready to support it. 17.4% are ready to vote for “Opposition Platform – Za Zhyttia”, 14.5% - for “European Solidarity”, and 10.9% - for “Batkivshchyna” party. 5.7% would vote for “Ukrainian Strategy” of Hroysman, 5.6% - for “Radical Part”, 3.7% - “Za Maybutnye”, 3.2% - “Svoboda”, 3.1% - “UDAR” of Vitaliy Klitschko, 2.9% - “Shariy Party”, 2.8% (each) - “Holos” and “Syla i Chest”, 2.2% - “Nash Krai”.
•    70% of respondents have watched New Year's greeting of President Zelenskyy. Among them, 43% rated it positively, 35% - neutrally, 21% - negatively. The number of the latter is the highest among residents of the East, senior respondents, and voters of “Shariy Party”, “Opposition Platform”, “European Solidarity”, and “Svoboda” parties.
•    77% of respondents celebrate Christmas on January 7th. 15% celebrate the holiday twice, both according to the Julian calendar (January, 7) and the Gregorian calendar (December, 25). Only 3% celebrate Christmas once on December, 25. At the same time, 5% do not celebrate Christmas at all. Most of those who celebrate Christmas either twice or in accordance with the new style was recorded in the Western regions and in Kiev.
•    56% of respondents said that Christmas was their favorite holiday among New Year celebrations. 28% named the New Year itself, 6% - St. Nicholas Day, and 3% - the so-called “Old” New Year.
•    Two-thirds of the polled said they believed in St. Nicholas, 35% - did not believe. Lower number (31%) believes in Santa Claus, 65% do not believe. Over the last year, the number of those who believe in St. Nicholas has increased, while the number of those who believe in Santa Claus has hardly changed.
•    Preferences about the New Year's main character and favorite holiday have clear regional differences: most of those who believe in St. Nicholas and name Christmas as their favorite holiday was recorded in the West, while relatively higher number of those who believe in Santa Claus and name New Year as their favorite holiday was recorded in the South and East. Despite this, even in the Southern and Eastern regions, the number of those who believe in Santa Claus is still less as compared to the number of those who believe in St. Nicholas, and Christmas is the most popular holiday along with the New Year.

Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older in all oblasts, except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. The sample is representative in terms of age, gender, and settlement type. Total sample: 2500 respondents. Survey method: CATI (computer-assisted telephone interviews). Based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers. The margin of error with a 0.95 confidence level does not exceed 2.0%. Period of the survey: 2-4 January, 2021.

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